Home to the Tennis Great, Roy Emerson, Blackbutt Tennis Club hosted the inaugural BOT (Business Orgnanisation Tournament) at the club on Sunday 10 June 10. The Day drew ten local businesses from Yarraman and Blackbutt, with the goal of creating more awareness of the sport in the region and getting more of the community involved in a social setting.
Life member Lester Schwerin,who ran the round robin component of the day said it was a great day.
“The event was a huge success and the club should be very proud of its efforts and excited about getting more people on the court in the future.”
Tennis Queensland Participation Leader Nick Todorov who assisted with facilitating the day, also conducted a Cardio Tennis session on the day said the response had been extremely positive.
“It’s so great to see participants getting involved in this fun and social program in which anyone can participate for both existing tennis players and beginners,” said Todorov.
“With the courts being recently resurfaced and the excitement generated on the day within this community, the future of the sport in the region looks very positive.’
The overall winners were Auriel Finch and Noeleen Bird – Team -Birds of a Feather (Blackbutt Tennis Club) who held off strong competition from Hayley Cooper and Ali Lewis– Team -Medical Mayhem (Blackbutt Medical Centre) Other winners for the day included Jen’s Florist for Best Hats; The Nice Yarraman Kindy Kids for Best Dressed; and the Curly Sisters (representing Blackbutt Post Office and BDTHA) for Best Name.
The other business teams competing were Iris Crumpton, Marriage Celebrant; Blackbutt News; Bendigo Bank and Yarraman Kindy .
Players and supporters thoroughly enjoyed the day and Tennis Queensland will now work closely with other clubs in the rural Queensland region in hosting these days to generate more interest.
For more information on getting involved in programs or membership of BlackButt Tennis Club, please contact Noeleen Bird [email protected].