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Overall the Tennis Club has experienced a good year, maintaining a strong membership and
on-going success as a Club. It has been a relatively busy year, with several events
contributing to the progress of the Club.
Our biggest improvement, after much discussion and thought, resulted in having the playing
surface of all four courts refurbished towards the end of 2018. Once the wetter months
passed, the contract to repair and resurface the courts was carried out by Centrecourt
Renovators. The result was a far better playing surface, improving the safety and extending
the life of the courts. Many thanks to Geoff Hull for his untiring efforts in bringing this
project to fruition.
A first for the Club was the appointment of renowned tennis player Lesley Hunt, as exclusive
Coach, commencing 1st January 2019. We are very fortunate to obtain Lesley as a coach,
bringing her experience as a past world class player, to benefit our upcoming juniors and our
The Club ended 2018 on a very sad occasion, with the unexpected sudden passing of our
esteemed member, Laurie Williamson. Laurie was a tribute to our small Club, unselfishly
giving of his time and know-how, always at hand to help out, forever with a smile on his
face. Laurie has been recognised with a Memorial dedication of Court 1 in his honour, for his
service to both the Tennis Club and the main YRSC. RIP Laurie.
The end of March 2019 saw the successful outcome of our fundraising Quiz Night, thanks to
all who participated and contributed towards bringing this event together. Special thanks to
Lance Woodhead for all the hours he spent in compiling the questions, not an easy task, but
very well done. Apart from the proceeds of the Quiz Night, the Tennis Club was able to
contribute a further $500 from the sale of used tennis balls. This was presented to the YSRC
as an individual donation from our Club, towards the cost of the court refurbishment.
Throughout the past twelve months, we have gained around seven new members, which
has seen the Club maintain a healthy Membership. This has been a promising sign that we
have progressed as a Club, bringing new life and friendship to our group, and the YSRC in
general. Given that our group consists of many senior players ..... the "Grey Brigade",
numbers tend to dwindle during the annual "migration" north. However, in recent times,
with the influx of some new faces, we have frequently seen at least three courts in action. A
few weeks back we had all four courts occupied, with eight more players in the wings. We
continue to play regular Club Tennis on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, with Community
Social Tennis held every Sunday morning. Social Tennis enables the general public to come
along for a friendly game or two with our Club Members, at no cost, before making a
decision whether to join as regular Tennis Club and YSRC Members, or not.
So, in wrapping up, it can be said that overall our Tennis Club has had a busy and successful
year.... near new courts, improvements to our Club House, the appointment of our Coach,
our Quiz Night, and several new members. My thanks to one and all, especially our