5 August 2021 | Tennis SA


Peake Gardens-Riverside Tennis Club has continued to notch a few impressive wins of late despite being a traditionally slower time of the year for the sport.

Recently, the club acquired a healthy dose of grant funding through ORSR to the tune of $959,750 which will enable them to rebuild their clubrooms, including new female and male changerooms, toilets, kitchen and bar facilities.

Beyond that, July was also a rather hectic month for the Club in hosting the City of West Torrens Gold AMT, which saw players 12 years/over competing for prize money. The AMT attracted 78 players and an additional 20 players in the 10/under event which ran in conjunction with the AMT.

While the event ran for five days during the recent July school holidays, the final, fifth day was unfortunately ‘washed out’ so the finals weren’t able to take place!

Tennis SA looks forward to working further with the committee, spearheaded by long-serving President Jeff Ramm, to oversee their development and also bring the Club online through ClubSpark and grow further avenues to increase participation at their venue over the ensuing summer months.

Congratulations Peake Gardens-Riverside Tennis Club!


Naracoorte Tennis Club has experienced a raft of exciting developments over the past 4 months, notably their recent acquisition of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots $10,000 grant which will assist in refurbishing and maintaining courts at their facility.

In conjunction with the tennis club, Naracoorte Netball Club have also been successful under round 2 of the SA Office for Sport, Recreation and Racing’s Infrastructure grant scheme for court resurfacing.  Both sets of funding will assist the Club to continue growing its hugely successful Community Play program run by Club volunteers. During the 2020/21 summer season, more than 100 kids participated in the Community Play program, a record for the regional club.

Club Secretary Caroline Redding said that the club hopes to build on these numbers during the 2021/22 season with a wonderful team of volunteer coaches.

“It is really great to see so many kids playing tennis on a Saturday morning and to see all of our 18 courts full.”

“Tennis is such an amazing sport for bringing people together and is one that you can play as a kid and then continue on through adulthood. Here at Naracoorte, we strive to provide the best opportunities for our kids.” Caroline boasts.

Congratulations Naracoorte Tennis Club!



Displaying 8 years of dedication, Ros Pridham as been involved in Morphettville Park Tennis Club since 2013. In this period, Ros has contributed to the club as Secretary, and more recently, has stepped into the role of President.

In Ros’ first year on the committee, she assisted with finalizing the installation of lighting at the club, which would see to be successor that enabled social tennis to come to life at Morphettville Park Tennis Club. The club also run ‘Men’s Shed’ which is Fast 4 tennis format that provides an avenue for men to discuss mental illness issues, as well as weekly Cardio tennis which provide a chance to play tennis, socialise and have fun.

Ros also assisted in the set up of Book-A-Court, which impacted the club’s income and participation as a result.

Ros loves volunteering and being a part of the club, a role she would recommend to anyone looking to give back to their local community.

‘If you have the passion for the game and can devote a few hours a week or month, any Club would appreciate more input and different points of view and to share ideas.”, says Ros.

“Don’t be shy if you’ve got ideas, as something may not have been tried before and it provides an opportunity to talk about different approaches to things going on at the Club.”

Congratulations Ros Pridham!


Providing a wealth of expertise, Alex Nicholls currently resides as the Secretary of Clare Tennis Club. In her role, Alex assists in a variety of roles to ensure the club’s success, including the coordination of their ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and junior teams.

In addition to running these programs, Alex is also responsible for curating information for their grant proposals, which will go towards their current plans to resurface courts.

A big job that requires time and dedication, Alex provides assistance with the planning and preparation of the club’s social events.

Congratulations Alex Nicholls!