Classes return with an updated timetable and continued live streaming!

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, June 18, 2020


You read that correctly; we are pleased to announce the return to group exercise classes at the Club.


After a ten-week hiatus, the team in the Athletic Department are excited to be welcoming Members back into the Club for group exercise.


We are also excited to advise you that the classes will be live streamed via our Zoom platform. Members will be able to access the classes via Zoom still if they are working from home and can’t make it into the Club.


The new formatted timetable allows all avenues of fitness to be followed, and we thank you for your understanding regarding the slight timetable change.



With the new regulations in place, we are confident that the classes are going to run smoother than ever and we can’t wait to have you back in here living the dream. Class sizes are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.



Please also note that based on Member feedback, Run Club has now moved to 12:30 Wednesday, meeting at the AD front desk and lead by Damian, who has planned a series of runs and sessions to help you return to your peak fitness.


New timetable available here: here


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the team at or call 9263 9212.




June Book Club

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, June 11, 2020


It’s not too late to join this Month’s Book Club, featuring ‘Boy Swallows Universe’ by Australian author Trent Dalton.


From Good Reads review:


“A novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe - from one of Australia's most exciting new writers. Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crime for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer….”


Readily available in most book stores and two weeks left to read. Join in a lively discussion with your fellow book club Members!


This month's book club meeting via Zoom takes place on Wednesday 24th June from 16:00 to 17:30.


For more information or to sign up for the book club please contact Sara at or phone 9263 9202.





Hudson Baby Bourbon wraps up our Whisky Club year

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Friday, May 29, 2020


Our final Whisky of the month has arrived and we are celebrating with a live cross to New York Athletic Club for a virtual tasting, hosted by NYAC Beverage Manager and mixologist Julia Rickert. A bit about the Hudson Baby Bourbon below:


Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery is New York’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition, distilling some of America’s most prized spirits in the Hudson Valley.


When you take the Hudson New York Corn Whiskey and store it in a first-use charred American Oak barrel, out pops the Baby. The barrel aging process gives this spirit a light sweetness and deep amber colour. This 100% corn bourbon has a bright, defined taste and a warm finish with notes of marzipan and roasted corn.


Tasting Notes:

Colour: Deep copper

Nose: Sweet corn and vanilla

Palate: Vanilla, sweet corn, caramel, oak with gentle floral notes

Finish: Long and slightly hot, sweet


For more information on Tattersalls Whisky Club please contact Sara at or on 9263 9202.



Run Club invites you to reclaim Sydney

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, May 21, 2020


Four Saturdays from Saturday 30th May at 08:00


We live in the most beautiful city in the world, filled with amazing sights and plenty of things to do.


So what better way to see the city and all it has to offer than by joining our 'Run for fun' club?!


Every Saturday morning we will be traversing different sights and scenes of this beautiful city, taking in the views whilst getting our heart rates up and ticking off our exercise goals.


The format is set for a four week block and will be set up to cover all areas of Sydney. The class will be focused on running, but all fitness levels are encouraged to come along.


Saturday 30th May:Our first stop will meet at the Club at 08:00 and will head towards The Domain and Mrs Macquarie’s chair for a combined sprint/stair and interval session.

Saturday 6th June:No run due to the long weekend.

Saturday 13th June: Our second run will be the beautiful Wanda Sand Dunes, starting in the car park at 08:00.

Saturday 20th June: Our third stop will take us to the Eastern Suburbs to tackle the beautiful Cooper Park.

Saturday 27th June: The fourth stop we will keep as a mystery, but we are certain you won’t be disappointed.


We can’t wait to see you all and to take over this beautiful city of ours!


As always (and especially now due to group number restrictions) we ask that you RSVP directly to the AD desk at so we can plan our groups accordingly.





Ten out of ten: dining pioneers

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, May 21, 2020


What a week it has been. We think it’s safe to say, one of the most exciting in recent history. As we welcomed back Members, ten at a time.


Over fifty Members and their guests have taken advantage of Chef Nath's special menu; think roasted sweet potato and puy lentils with carrot, wild rocket, herbs, turmeric with a chicken, lamb or barramundi skewer. Or a lemon myrtle spiced grilled N.T. barramundi, served with your choice of chips and salad or vegetables. Old favourites remain, including Danny's classic soups and our special steak


Mario, Esmond and Popi were delighted to see so many of your faces back, and our various COVID officers including the AD and administration teams and GM Des relished their roles keeping Members and guests safe.


We look forward to welcoming back all of our Members.


To make a booking please contact the team at or phone 9263 9216.





Sydney Dance Company teach exclusively for Tattersalls

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Friday, May 15, 2020


We’ve watched them on stage, and now we can learn from them, as dancers from the company become our very own teachers!


This is for all of us; beginners, any age, and in the comfort of our own homes, plus we have the privilege of supporting these amazing talents whilst they are unable to perform.


For the next four Wednesdays from 17:00 to 18:00 set yourselves up in your home on Zoom and get ready to move.


Wednesday 20th May:

Contemporary with Juliette Barton

Wednesday 27th May:

Ballet with Rhys Kosakowski

Wednesday 3rd June:

Body conditioning with Emily Seymour

Wednesday 10th June:

Hip Hop with Riley Fitzgerald


For more information or to sign up for the classes please contact Sara at or phone 9263 9202.





Tattersalls Business Owners Forum

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, May 07, 2020


Business Owners Forum (BOF) is a free business resource open to all Members who are business owners, looking to become one or just interested in business networking.


Pre-Covid, the group met every 6 weeks over breakfast in the Club. For now, the meeting is via Zoom and every 4 weeks.


This is fast becoming a ‘can’t miss’ opportunity. Over the coming BOF sessions, Members of the BOF will take turns in presenting in their various areas of expertise, from marketing to mortgage broking, urban planning to entertainment.


The format runs with introductions, followed by the presentation.


The final part of the meeting is a question and answer and round-table forum discussion. New and current Business Owners Forum Members and all business-interested Members are welcome.


For more information or to sign up for the Business Owners Forum please contact Sara at or phone 9263 9202.





City2Surf, Ted X, what about your event?

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, May 07, 2020


It may come as a surprise or be considered foolish optimism, but BOTH these landmark events and others have already announced new dates this year.


The positivity and confidence of these statements, have caused a shift in peoples mood and we are all once again looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues.


More surprising is that in the last ten days the Club has taken event bookings for three out of four Friday evenings in November. Members are bringing their school alumni, cricket teams and business colleagues to enjoy the hospitality of the Club.


The Club is perfectly placed to be in a strong position as restrictions are eased to host and invigorate your events and the Club.


We are ready to start planning for your event needs. For an events pack please contact the team at or phone 9263 9217.





Book club re-imagined

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, May 07, 2020


Whilst we always intended to re-launch the Club’s Book Club in 2020, it seems there is now no better time.


Why not take some time to disconnect with all that is going on in the world now and immerse yourself in a book? Then re-connect with fellow Members to discuss!


We are starting with a classic that you may already have on your shelves, and we think quite fitting by all accounts; 'Love in the Time of Cholera' by Colombian Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez.


From the New York Times review:

"'Love in the Time of Cholera', Gabriel Garcia Marquez's radiant novel, is at once an old-fashioned love story, elegantly fashioned out of the clockwork pieces of romantic fiction, and an anatomy of love in all its forms: the gushy, irrational love of adolescents and the mature love of people who have suffered loss and grief; the high-flown love, immortalized by poets, and the love without love found in bordellos and motels; marital love and adulterous love, spiritual love, physical love, even love that resembles cholera in its symptoms and its pain…”


This month's book club meeting via Zoom takes place on Wednesday 27th May from 16:00 to 17:30.


For more information or to sign up for the book club please contact Sara at or phone 9263 9202.





Tattersalls Special Delivery

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Friday, April 03, 2020


Whisky Club Members are starting to receive a special delivery by post. The Club’s doors may be closed but the Club is very much alive, and April’s Whisky of the Month is coming to you.


Introducing the Gospel Solera Rye Whisky, hailing from Melbourne and matured using a two-storey Solera system. But what is all this hype with this increasingly trendy ageing process? It's all about getting a consistent product that minimises delays between fermentation, where you are drawing half the whisky out of each row of barrels and using it to refill the barrels one row below. So technically, you always have a bit of the original whisky in that bottom row of barrels.


“It was a wonderful surprise and a really nice drop. Smooth and sweet with some nice cinnamon notes.” Jonathon Miller


Now the Club continues to promise to play our part in helping the whisky industry through the tumultuous period that lies ahead, by showcasing the vast array of whiskies from around the world that we have on our shelves, from Japanese to Swedish, and Australian to Indian, and having them delivered to your home.


In 1978, the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, created the first tasting wheel; a wheel consisting of eight whisky flavoured profiles, purely aimed at the industry, and what to look for in a dram. The eight sectors of the wheel are based on two sections: flavours that arise during fermentation and distillation (cereal, fruity, floral, peaty, feinty, sulphury), and flavours from maturation (woody, winey).


To all our Whisky Club Members and anyone else that may want to add a small touch of grain to their isolation, we are now offering the ‘Wheel of Whisky’. Eight half drams of an assortment of whiskies from all around the world to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.


$65 for your delivery of our ‘Wheel of Whisky’. To place your order, please contact



Athletic Department Home Delivery

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Friday, April 03, 2020


We are going digital. It all kicked off with Malcolm leading Pilates at 07.00 on Monday 30th March!


The starting format is 12 classes including some new formats as well as some familiar faces.


As we immerse ourselves in this Covid-19 world we will evolve, develop and improve.


We are also building a library of video programs that we will distribute to Members as we continue to build a solution to assist your health and well being.


New timetable available here: here

Class descriptions available here: here


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the team at or call 9263 9212.




Temporary Class Timetable

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, March 19, 2020


The health of our Members and trainers is our number one priority.


Following the recent recommendations of the NSW Government, the Athletic Department will be making some changes to our scheduling and class structure.


From Monday 23rd March onwards (until further notice) the Club will be offering TWO group classes a day, except on Sunday which will remain as one.


These classes will be held at 7am and 12:30pm Monday – Friday.

As well as Sunday at 9:30am.


The new timetable is available here: here


We have tried to encompass all aspects of fitness and offer a wide variety of classes in these timeslots.


We thank you for your understanding during this time.


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the team at or call 9263 9212.







Complimentary Fitness Assessments and Programs available for Members

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Complimentary fitness assessments are available to all Members, with ongoing programming available to Athletic Department Members.


Are you on top of your fitness goals thus far for 2020? Or do you need some help to get you on track?


Book in with one of our trainers to assist you in achieving your fitness goals for 2020.


We encourage you to have your program updated every 6 - 8 weeks!


To book ask an AD staff member, email or call 9263 9212.







Accommodation Offers for Members and Reciprocal Guests

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Tuesday, March 17, 2020


As part of our ongoing development we are now able to offer specially negotiated tariffs at two hotels in the heart of Sydney and only steps from Tattersalls Club as well as a superb city fringe boutique residence.


The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel


A charming, elegantly restored, heritage-listed 4 star boutique hotel, it has 83 quality hotel rooms and is conveniently located directly behind Tattersalls Club. Its stunning art deco architecture is accentuated by the elegant and luxurious furnishings.


The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park


Next door to Tattersalls Club, sharing our views of Hyde Park is one of Sydney’s finest hotels. It has 558 guest rooms including 48 suites combining the classic with the contemporary for a stylish, comfortable feel.


Spicers Potts Point


A short walk from one of Sydney’s vibrant inner city suburbs, Spicers is a wonderful, private and elegant boutique hotel. 16 stylish rooms and 4 luxury and spacious suites provide everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Enjoy luxury amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, in room mini bar, gourmet breakfast, off street parking (charges apply) and complimentary evening canapes.


All of these options are within steps or a short walk of the Club's entrance and we are excited to be able to offer exclusive discounts to Members and Reciprocal guests.


For more information please contact or phone 9263 9204.







Swim squad - welcomes all!

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Saturday, March 07, 2020

Tattersalls Club staff have a theory...that our beautiful pool has the elixir of youth within!


One of the many benefits of the Tattersalls AD Membership is the opportunity to join the swimming program the Club provides:


Swimming Squad- Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 06:00

Stroke Correction- Wednesday Lunchtime from 12:30 - 14:00

Swimming Races- Tuesday and Thursday from 13:30


The success of these programs is highlighted through the incredible achievements of our Member's in Master's Swimming Championships, ocean swims and many other competitions.


Whether you are a serious swimmer, a swimmer for fitness, or just in it for fun, our Tattersalls Swimmers would love to welcome you.


In addition to swimming the group is very social; meeting for Friday breakfast in the Club, attending our regular 'fin review' breakfasts with special guest speakers, travelling annually to Maui for the channel swim, and supporting each other at local swims.....a great way to meet new like minded friends and be motivated and inspired!






Tattersalls Family Membership

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Saturday, March 07, 2020


Invite your loved ones to share in your Club!


Any full member of the Club is entitled to 2 family memberships. Family memberships can be passed on to immediate family members (parent, spouse/partner, child or son/daughter in law) whose membership subscriptions will be subsidised by the Club such that their dues are 50% of their full membership.


For your child (over 18) a full Athletic Department membership begins from as little as $885 per annum.


This is a fantastic way to build on our already strong and vibrant family ties, and we enjoy welcoming your family members to our strong Tattersalls Club family.



Please contact Sara at or on 9263 9202 for more details.





Beginners Bridge Course

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Saturday, March 07, 2020


Bridge is yoga for your cortex. As well as being great for your mind, it's a whole lot of fun. Warren Buffet was heard confessing he wouldn't mind spending the rest of his life in jail if his 3 cellmates played bridge.


Come and try it out...


The Club has secured one of Sydney’s best teachers to run a 6-week beginners bridge course at the Club. Eddie Barnes has won various national titles as a player and has introduced the game to thousands of students as a teacher in Sydney.


$160 per person for the 6-week course, running each Tuesday from 18:00 to 20:00.


The bar will be open and the Club will provide food to graze on!


For more information or to sign up for the course please contact Sara at or phone 9263 9202.





Tattersalls Group Membership

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Saturday, March 07, 2020


Further to the ongoing success of our Family Membership initiative, and after many conversations with members, we are excited to announce Tattersalls Group Membership.


This is a fantastic way to build on our already strong and important business and community ties.


The Club will subsidise membership subscriptions of each member of a group by 15% for 10-15 people and 20% for 16 or more people.


The ‘group’ must have a demonstrable connection to qualify for this membership. This could be for example, work colleagues employed by the same company, members of the same sporting team or club, barristers at the same chambers.


For more information on this or any membership please contact Sara at or phone 9263 9202.





Whisky expertise not necessary; a review from Mario and Esmond

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Saturday, March 07, 2020

There are 142124 types of whiskies, 1501 distilleries and 6155 brands, so it is fair to say that whisky is a dark art, an alchemy that relies on innumerable variables: from the mash to the barrel, all the way down to the glass that you drink from.


It is also because of these variables that, despite the many training courses and tastings that Mario and Esmond have had, they can still get off-track sometimes and get their palate completely wrong.


This is a perfect example why we urge all Members to join the Tattersalls Whisky Club. Be you a beginner, ardent or devotee, the Whisky Club is for all genres of whisky lovers and it is an opportunity for you to not be afraid and have some fun with your fellow Members.


Our Whisky of the Month is Dahlwinnie Winter's Gold. Here are our tasting notes as follows:




18-carat gold, hoping this whisky tastes just as expensive!


Bitter orange and marmalade, as if ready to spread onto Es' morning toast


Tastes like star anise, very liquorice-like flavour


Now I'm getting brown sugar flavour, how weird


Very short finish, wish there was more!




I saw the colour and it reminded me of the Golden Snitch (You're a wizard Harry!)


I thought I could smell peat but maybe it was just figs?!?


Taste of stone fruits levitating all around me


I think I added too much water cause all I can taste is honey


Short like Professor Flitwick


The Whisky Club is to entertain and educate all the whisky lovers that are involved. So don't be afraid, make the mistakes, have some fun and enjoy your first dram or other notable trailblazers. For more information on joining, please contact Sara at or on 9263 9202.



Join Tattersalls Run Club at Centennial Park

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, February 13, 2020


Attention to all Tattersalls runners and walkers: You are all invited to the Centennial Park Parkrun on Saturday 29th February at 07:00.


Starting from Mackay Oval in the beautiful Centennial Park. There is plenty of parking along the white picket fence in the inner road of the park.


The race is over a 5km flat cross country course, it’s a little uneven underfoot but it is far from a challenging course. Absolutely everyone can get involved from a runner, running it in 17 minutes, to someone walking in over an hour. It is as competitive as you make it, there is a great community-friendly vibe to the whole run.


Park runs are run all around the world at 07:00 on Saturday, it’s free and you can register at Bring your registration code to receive an official time at the finish.


Please be sure to wear a Tattersalls singlet for the run. We hope to see you there.


We are focussing on the below dates to come together this year:

Saturday 30th May

Saturday 29th August

Saturday 28th November


If you’re interested in coming please contact the team at or on 9263 9212.





Membership Manager Sara Peelgrane Reviews Archie Rose Malt Rye Whisky of the Month

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Sunday, February 09, 2020

With our expanding partnerships being a great benefit of membership, I was excited to review the latest whisky of the month, as it hails from Archie Rose Distillery, who we are newly collaborating with; with Sydney OLD and NEW.


Archie Rose are a local distillery in Rosebery and have gone from strength to strength since they launched in 2014. Just in its infancy in comparison to our long history, yet an up and coming Sydney institution we are proud to support.


The Club will soon be adopting the signature Archie Rose cocktail list in the Members Bar, and are welcoming them onsite with a pop-up cocktail bar at next week’s drinks hosted by Young Members on Thursday 13th.


Don’t forget to make the most of our various benefits with partners Australian Turf Club, Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, Sydney FC, and the Waratahs.


Here’s what I thought of their Rye Malt Whisky:



Golden Orange


Apricot with woody notes


Vanilla, peach and apricot with a hint of caramel coming through


Softens the flavours, easy to drink


Like a woody granola!


To join the Whisky Club, or to find out more about our countless benefits of membership, please contact me at or on 9263 9202.



Michelle Martin is back with more squash coaching

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Sunday, February 09, 2020


We are pleased to welcome back Michelle Martin for another year of squash coaching in the Club!


Michelle Martin is an Australian former professional squash player who was one of the game's leading players in the 1990's. She was ranked number one in the world from 1993 to 1996 and again in 1998 and 1999, and won three World Open titles, six British Open titles and seven Australian Open titles, plus 2 gold medals at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games


Please note the following dates for coaching: 12 sessions (2 every week).


Monday 2nd March

Monday 9th March

Monday 16th March

Monday 23rd March

Monday 6th April

Monday 13th April


The sessions will run from 18:00-19:00 and also 19:00-20:00 and attendees may come to one or both sessions. Cost is $85 per person which entitles you to ALL 12 sessions, so under $7 a session if you attend all!


To RSVP please contact Sara Peelgrane at or on 9263 9202.





The 8 week road to success

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Wednesday, January 22, 2020


American businessman and writer Max De Pree, once said: “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are”.


Drawing inspiration from the above quote; the Athletic Department is excited to announce the start date for the next 8-week challenge. The challenge will commence on Monday 10th February.


The challenge gives Members the opportunity to push themselves to their limits and see what amazing results they can achieve. As always there will be a strong focus on balancing exercise with healthy nutrition as well as continuing the ongoing learning aspect of how to get the best results over 8 weeks.


We will once again be using the team at "MeasureUp" to provide all Members who sign up with a comprehensive body analysis scan (so we can see just how much muscle you put on over the 8 weeks).


Everyone who signs up for the challenge will also receive a personalised weights program put together by the amazing team at the Athletic Department, as well as some extra training tips and tricks.


For more information please contact the team at or phone 9263 9212.







For business or leisure…why not visit a Reciprocal Club!

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Tuesday, December 17, 2019


Have you planned a little break from the hustle and bustle of Sydney to the tranquil shores of Hawaii? Or do you have a work trip coming up in Hong Kong or London? Whatever your destination and reason it’s always nice to have a place that provides the comfort of home while you’re away.


We have a wide network of reciprocal clubs across the globe so if you’re heading out of town why not have a look at our list of clubs that you can visit on your journey. Likewise, if you happen to be in a city that we do not currently have a reciprocal club in and you find one that you think other Members will enjoy please let us know!


For a list of our reciprocal clubs please click here. To request a letter of introduction to be sent to the reciprocal club you wish to visit, please email us at






2020 Events - book yours now!

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Tuesday, December 17, 2019


Members and clients are already locking in their events for 2020 to ensure they secure the Clubhouse space and date of preference for their special occasion or work function.


Members have gathered both loved ones and peers inside the Clubhouse walls to celebrate an array of events; from 21st’s to 80th birthday parties, 40/50/60 year school reunions, engagement parties, pre wedding lunches, anniversaries, Christmas parties and much more.


Tattersalls Club is uniquely positioned in the heart of the CBD overlooking the beautiful Hyde Park. With two rooms available for event spaces and a team dedicated to personalised 5 star service, we look forward to creating an event you will not forget!


Let’s pre plan together and get started on your 2020 calendar to avoid disappointment.


For more information please contact or phone 9263 9217.







2020 Golf at Tattersalls Club

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Friday, December 13, 2019


With another year under our belts and a record number of golfers enjoying the four Tattersalls golf days throughout the year (and scoring higher than ever), we have been busy planning for 2020.


We are pleased to announce all courses have been locked in for the new year:


ORANGE WEEKEND – Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March.


A mixed sub club weekend away with cyclists and runners. We plan to play at Duntryleague and Wentworth golf courses.

This weekend away will include other activities and dinners out!


NSW GOLF CLUB – postponed.




ELANORA GOLF CLUB – Monday 14th September – 11:30 tee off.


THE AUSTRALIAN GOLF CLUB – Thursday 19th November – 08:00 tee off.


To enquire about Tattersalls Golf please contact Sara at or on 9263 9202.





Club Secretary Des Mulcahy reviews our Christmas Whisky - Starward Nova

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Friday, December 06, 2019

The star may not be that of the North, but with BERRY – CHOCOLATE –SPICE, you would indeed be wise to follow this special Australian made taste of Christmas.


The name Nova is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "new". It’s a fitting selection as with each year we strive to deliver new experiences and scale new heights. 2019 has been no different as we continue to harness the connective power of sport, culture, health and wellbeing.


This whisky, a Double Gold medal winner at San Francisco World Spirits competition, is a great way to celebrate another fine year for your Club, Tattersalls.



Christmas all over


Orchard Fruit with Christmas spice (probably from the lightly charred Yarra & Barossa Valley barrels)


Sweet to start with mellow spice at length


Oops – Was almost finished but as expected beautifully mellow


Long, delicate and spicy balance


Merry Christmas!


Contact Sara on to arrange your Whisky Club Membership.



Bondi to Bronte (and then some!) - Jonathon Miller Reports

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Thursday, December 05, 2019


Despite being the first day of summer, it was not quite the picture perfect Bondi Beach Babe day on Sunday. Overcast, but seemingly no chance of rain and somewhere around the 18 degree mark in the morning. Plenty of sunscreen required for those braving the UV and the waves, and lucky they were warmer than the air temp. The south easterly swell, or was it north easterly, brought the temps to about 21 degrees. They packed some punch at 3 or so feet and regular.


Suckers like me lined up at 830 for the 1km warm up “Bondi Bay” swim… due to conditions the markers were set wide and deep, with a small gate to go in and out behind the breakers. The combination made for a late start, a course a bit hard to sight, and definitely more than the stated distance. Some estimated that it was on the higher side of 1.5km; judging by the winning times that seems about right.


There wasn’t much of a gap between the bay swim and the main event; a quick recovery coffee (or two) followed by some more appropriate liquids and there was only just enough time to scoff down a banana before lining up for the aqua trek to Bronte, an estimated 2 point something kms around the famous headland into Bronte beach. The swell had settled, but only slightly, and the pink triangular buoys trailing off into the distance and around to the south seemed to be spaced much farther apart than suggested. The familiar set of Bondi Beach, the icon, conspired with your subconscious to provide an ominous optical illusion. How big is this bay again? It felt huge.


Then the whistle and we were into the water. Holding your breath is always a shock when your heart rate goes up, followed by the dipping and dropping coastline. Dizziness is common in these swells. Where is that next marker? Just follow the feet in front and hope they know what they’re up to. Just don’t lose your goggles. Our old blokes cohort was sent off a little way behind the flippers and family group, which made for some interesting obstacles in the water as we swam toward our final destination; wetsuits, a snorkel or two, families, the odd breast stroker. The whole spectacle a welcome distraction in the deep off the point, where the visibility in the water was clouded by the prevailing swell.


Soon enough, you find your rhythm and breathing comes easier (unless you’re racing to the finish). Not quite the story for me: steady-as she-goes until we sight that historic Bronte beach and surf club. You could have sworn it was 1975. Bronte isn’t the most protected beach at the best of times; you can feel yourself getting swept off to New Zealand if you stray too far outside the flags. Trying to see the finish line as you swing out around Tamarama is a different story. Landing a jet on an aircraft carrier is probably a bit of a long bow… but you get the picture.


As fate would have it, I missed every set and had to swim through white water to the shore break, which promptly sent me into the sand. That’s what showers are for I guess. From the looks of the faces on the beach, most were happy to be on dry land and to have that blasted timing chip taken off their left ankle. The volunteers genuflecting for those too buggered to deal with velcro. The sight of the Tattersalls tent on the hill was a very welcome one. The massage, snacks and coffee even more so.


In summary: highly recommended.


A big thanks to the Tattersalls team and see you all next year!



Tattersalls Member Parking Offer

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Monday, November 25, 2019


Tattersalls Club Parking discount at Enacon St Marys Cathedral


Flat rate of $10 per visit for the following:


2 hours from 6.00am Monday - Friday up until 10.00am

Entry after 5.00pm Monday - Friday until 10.00pm close

Saturday and Sunday $10 per entry between 7.00am and close




To redeem these rates please follow this process:


1. Members take a ticket as normal.

2. Parking is provided at the agreed rates.

3. Prior to exit - Members are to press the intercom button on the ticket machine to present their Member card and request our discounted rate.



ENACON PARKING, Under St Marys Cathedral: 2 Cathedral Street, Sydney.



Charlotte Thodey gets creative at the Club

Posted by Tattersalls Club on Friday, November 01, 2019

Thursday 14th November from 11:00 to 15:00


Charlotte's artworks are currently hanging in the Members Dining Room. The inspiring and wonderful art exhibition ‘At the table’ by Charlotte Thodey will be showing in the Club for the whole month of November.


We are very happy to announce that Charlotte Thodey has offered to join us as our first ‘Artist in Residence’ over lunchtime on Thursday 14th November. Members will have the unique chance to meet and greet with Charlotte and see what goes into creating her artworks. You will also have the chance to purchase one of the small pieces she will be painting at the Club on the day. A great idea if you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas gift if you ask us!


Renowned Australian still-life painter and beloved art teacher Charlotte Thodey celebrates vegetables in all forms.


Her paintings are a rare combination of elegance and irreverence in their combination of a sophisticated understanding of classical still-life virtues, as well as the vibrant daring of the subversive. She famously sleeps with cabbages in her bedroom studio and searches farmer’s markets produce from the ravishing to the decaying. “You might think I was the health department,” she explains and says, “I can stare at a desiree potato with such intensity you’d think I wasn’t normal.” The results of her horticultural obsession are exquisite still-life paintings.


Charlotte has exhibited widely both within Australia and internationally.


Charlotte would love to see you. Make it a perfect afternoon by combining it with lunch at the Club!


To make a lunch booking please contact the team at or phone 9263 9216.





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