Last weekend Canterbury Bankstown Tennis Association launched its Tennis Museum at Panania Tennis Centre, Childs Street, Panania. The project was spear-headed by a significant donation from Councillor Linda Downey of the South Ward.
The Association has a very proud history which included four Davis Cup champions including Tony Roche, Phil Dent, Bob Giltinan and many others, over its 90 year history.
The President of CBTA, Mr Roger Pitt, explained that he was extremely proud to witness the opening of the Museum project.
“It is a magnificent occasion. History is important and worth preserving”.
A large number of local residents and officials of the CBTA witnessed the important occasion. The Museum has memorabilia, trophies (with many of these famous names), photos and a brief history of the Association. The photo depicts Ms Downey with a plaque which was unveiled on the occasion.
Jackson Hills,Tennis NSW General Manager, Tennis Development was also in attendance and congratulated the CBTA on the initiative.
“It’s great to see the association taking some much pride in its past. The museum project will ensure their proud history is preserved for many years to come” Hills said.
The senior Vice President of the CBTA, Adele English, and the General Secretary, Paul Burgess have worked tirelessly to commence the project. The Association plans to extend the Museum’s size in the next few years and add a number of historic features, prior to the 100th Anniversary of the Association in 2021.
For more information please visit www.cbta.com.au