7 April 2022 | Tennis SA



Barmera Tennis Club is a beautifully picturesque club, located on Hawdon Street in Barmera and is home to 12 grass courts with 10 being under lights.

The last few years, season 20/21 and 21/22 in particular, Barmera Tennis Club have been proactive in making improvements to their facility with a focus on sustainability and reduced maintenance.

This has included recent upgrades to their facility with new balustrading around their viewing deck overlooking both the golf course and tennis courts, a self-funded upgrade of their lighting and the erection of shade structures surrounding the courts for comfortable viewing by players and spectators.

The club are actively seeking grants and running fundraising activities so they can continue to improve our wonderful facility.

Congratulations Barmera Tennis Club!


Tea Tree Gully Tennis Club’s nomination was well-deserved, following their evident hard work behind the scenes to grow their club.

The club’s team members are constantly increasing, which is a direct result of their ongoing growth and development. TTGTC is on course to have more winter teams this season than in summer, for second winter in a row.

Maintaining their position as a top club in SA, Tea Tree Gully have successfully navigated through COVID as best as possible so tennis could continue to thrive at the club.

Offering something for everyone at any skill level as well as different playing formats (competition and social) has been a crucial element in maintaining memberships.

The club also offer no-commitment Social Tennis nights, which average 12 – 40 attendees a week.

In an attempt to bring in new members, the club has an additional 6 courts open for public us. This has been extremely popular, and in turn created a positive outcome for the club and community.

Dominating the tournament space, the club plays host to major tournaments in SA. They currently house pennant player of the year – Ashwin Vijayaragavan, which has assisted in growing the area of tournament level kids and ultimately attracting new kids to the club through the program.

Congratulations Tea Tree Gully Tennis Club!




Justin Bannear’s involvement in tennis started at the age of 7 when he first picked up a tennis racquet and has continued as a junior and senior division one player for over 43 years. Justin continues to fill numerous roles around our club including president, junior and senior coordinator, coach, curator and mentor.

Justin fondly known around the club as “JB”, fosters great relationships with players of all ages and abilities.

He continues to pass on his knowledge of tennis, mentoring teenagers and children to progress through the grades. He is a fabulous role model, who is admired by all.

Congratulations Justin!


Paul Crisanti has been involved with Tea Tree Gully Tennis Club for the past 20 years, where he currently resides as Junior Coordinator.

Paul plays a key role in organising all junior teams plus fill in players, involving regular communication with teams and working through spreadsheets of player profiles. TTGTC have around 20 junior teams, which average about 15 hours a week volunteering from Paul.

With his own kids now playing at TTGTC, Paul’s love and loyalty for the club is evident. He currently plays seniors, which he only recently he stopped playing competitively.

Paul’s favourite aspect of volunteering at TTGTC is seeing junior have success and enjoyment when playing tennis, along with the lifelong friendships that are made.

Congratulations Paul!