Volunteers recognised at 2022 Australian Tennis Awards
Three hard-working members of the tennis community have been named finalists in the Volunteer Achievement category at the 2022 Australian Tennis Awards.
Volunteers often don’t expect recognition – but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve it.
The Volunteer Achievement category at the annual Australian Tennis Awards honours volunteers within tennis who foster relationships within and between their club and the community, and recognises the contribution they make to the sport, specifically in the area of delivering more active players.
The 2022 finalists for the Volunteer Achievement Award are:
Hendry Lukman (Tas): Lukman has made a significant contribution to the LGBTQI+ sporting landscape since moving to Hobart in 2014. He helped form Hobart Out Tennis (HOT) and has held a number of leadership positions at the club, including president, treasurer and tournament director.
Nadine Maloney (Vic): A member of the Hawthorn Tennis Club for nearly 20 years, Maloney has served on the committee for 15 years and has been president since 2017. Her warm and personable approach has helped the club’s membership base double in recent years.
Julie Polkinghorne (SA): Polkinghorne has been the president of the Port Lincoln Tennis Association in South Australia for the past 18 years. She has worked tirelessly during this period to raise funds to upgrade facilities, as well as create more opportunity for regional players.
The award winner will be announced at the 2022 Australian Tennis Awards, held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, on Monday 12 December.
|Australian Tennis Awards
|2021||Liz Tektonopoulos (Vic)|
|2019||Darren Wunderer (SA)|
|2018||John Pick (SA)|
|2017||James Edwards (WA)|
|2016||Kathy Brummitt (NT)|
|2015||Lyn Duffy (Vic)|
|2014||Wendy Hudson (NSW)|
|2013||Gaye Hayes (WA)|
|2012||Anne Baldwin (Vic)|
|2011||Tom Hancy (Vic)|
|2010||Ross and Allen Smythe (Qld)|
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