Victorian tennis clubs, players, coaches and administrators were given a major boost this week when the finalists for the Victorian Tennis Awards 2012 were announced.
Amongst the finalists is Elaine Tennis Club (Central Highlands), who is a finalist in the Most Outstanding Club, Centre, Association or School category.
“To get recognised like this is beyond our wildest dreams,” said Shane Dunne, the club’s Secretary.
This is a remarkable achievement for the club given it folded in 2000 and only reformed in 2010.
“We couldn’t have imagined it (receiving the nomination) when we started off, we didn’t do this for any awards, we did this for the local kids.”
Full list of awards and finalists:
Victorian Spirit of Tennis Award (formerly Centenary of tennis)
Winner to be announced on the night
Volunteer Achievement (formerly Highly Commended Service Award)
Most Outstanding Club, Centre, Association or School
Coaching Excellence – Club or Centre
Coaching Excellence – MLC Tennis Hot Shots
Most Outstanding Tournament
Most Outstanding 35+ Tennis Senior
Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability
Gordon Moffatt Junior Athlete of the Year – Male
Gordon Moffatt Junior Athlete of the Year – Female
All the award winners will be announced at Tennis Victoria’s Championships Dinner on Monday 25 June, 2012.
Tickets are now on sale for the Wimbledon-themed night which will relive the 25th anniversary of Pat Cash’s triumphant victory with the man himself (via video) and his former coach on the night. We will talk tennis with the Herald Sun’s Mark Stevens, Ian Barclay, Scott Draper and Richard Fromberg and, of course, pay homage to the people that define Victorian tennis.
Monday 25 June, 2012
MCC Members Dining Room
Melbourne Cricket Ground
7 pm – 11 pm
Affiliate/member table of 10 $1300
Table of 10 $1500
Individual $150 per person
More information is available on Championships Dinner page of the Tennis Victoria website.