7 October 2021 | Tennis SA



Tennis SA is grateful for the alliance struck with West Lakes Tennis Club in 2021; a reflection of the commitment and dedication of their outstanding volunteer effort.

Notably, the Club has posted some magnificent wins this year in the tournaments space. They’ve worked with Tennis SA to pull together a number of events including a Bronze JT (female only) in February, two UTR Pro Tennis Series events (May/June), Rafa Nadal Tour Australia event (July) and a Silver JT this month.

To cap it all off, the Club played host to the Tennis SA Winter Pennant Presentation last month, attended by an excess of 150 people who came out to celebrate a magnificent winter season.

In acknowledging the outstanding efforts of the West Lakes Tennis Club this month, we also recognise the tremendous achievements of immediate past president Col Lawson. He recently stepped down from the role after 10 years to take on a management duties for its over-arching Club West Lakes (Lakes Sports & Community Club).

President Matthew Rismondo has now taken over the reins and is looking forward to the challenge of building the Club’s profile further in the local community.

Congratulations West Lakes Tennis Club!


Tumby Bay Tennis Club have been working hard behind the scenes, fostering some key players and coaches taking part in events around the state. Their young coaches Billy Byass and Arley Byass are currently working out of the club helping juniors, whilst also recently being named as two competitors in the Tennis SA State League All Stars match. Team members Holly Bates, Taleah Turner, Matilda Nettle, Rylan Jefferson and Nic Cave represented their teams and also took place in the ANZ Mobile State Lending Foundation Cup.

The club has added some programs to their repertoire, including weeknight cardio tennis sessions for juniors, seniors and non-playing community members for both fun and fitness. They have also introduced week-long summer holiday clinics for sub juniors and juniors looking to improve their skills and make new friends.

Congratulations Tumby Bay Tennis Club!




Nicole Chamorro currently resides as the secretary of Port Adelaide Tennis Club, a role she undertook when her daughters started playing at the club.

Juggling a realm of responsibilities, Nicole manages the communication between existing members, potential members, members of the public and any other stakeholders. Nicole also maintains an organised administration of all members and suppliers information in line with ClubSpark.

More than anything, Nicole describes her favourite aspect of volunteering at the club as “having the kids yell “hello” to you from the other side of the courts because they are happy to see you, and afterwards [when they tell you they] have enjoyed their game and what they did well.”

“Always keep in mind what the ultimate goal is; in my mind this is to have everyone enjoy their tennis.”

Congratulations Nicole!


Tabitha Fatchen has contributed 10 years of service to the Ungarra Tennis Club and Port Neill Tennis Association where she currently resides in her role as Club Secretary.

A key achievement Tabitha has contributed to in her time is assisting the Ungarra Juniors return from a recess. This was a tough accomplishment as they had to recruit players from other clubs to fill a team and be competitive. Since this, the juniors have played in the last five grand finals and won three of them.

Tabitha’s favourite aspect of volunteering is watching the kids improve and gain more confidence in the game while enjoying themselves.

“It does not have to be a demanding job” Tabitha explains, “just get involved and help the club enjoy tennis.”

Congratulations Tabitha!