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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tuross Head Tennis Club - Open Day (wrap-up)

Sunday 29th January was looking ominous (weather). Clouds were building and it looked like lighting may be required. There were some brave kids and adults on the courts after 9am and then the heavens sent everything at once. Thunder, lightning and rain determined that those brave kids who turned up would get their gift packs early and the adults would get the morning tea preparations started.

We hoped and wished for the rain to disappear but alas, not to be. The rain eased to a drizzle and a few went back out. The crowds swelled for the 10:30 opening ceremony and luckily with the new sun shelter, all could be accommodated to speak with invited guests and catch up with the young and old from around the area, regaling all with accounts of the "old tennis days".

Our President, Dean Malcolm opened proceedings with an introduction of the reason for the ceremony, “Kays Sun Shelter”. Dean thanked all those involved and also a big mention to the past and present council staff that helped with the court management and all its assets (present on the day, Tina Smith and Paul McRae ). Dean then asked Councillor Pollock to say a few words and finally asked Dr Michael Holland MP to officially unveil the plaque with Kay herself.

The weather was extremely unkind for much outdoor activity and also tried to drench our "guests" on the way to the shelter. Despite all the weather could throw at us, the smiles on faces both young and old, show that an activity such as tennis and a facility that fosters the sport is a much needed community asset that is currently enjoyed by all.

by Lars Gaupset

THTC committee (and thanks to members who gave so much time, food and perspiration!!)


Photo L-R ( ‘Kay’s Sun Shelter’ )

Dr Michael Holland, Kay Crisp, Councillor Rob Pollock and Dean Malcolm.

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