Excitement is building ahead of the Tasmanian Tennis Awards.
Winners of the 2018 awards, which recognise outstanding performances, achievements and local contributions to the sport, will be revealed during a presentation evening at Burnie Tennis Club on Saturday 22 September.
“We are really impressed with the quality of nominations across the 10 award categories and looking forward to uniting the Tasmanian tennis community to celebrate all nominees and announce our deserving winners,” says Tennis Tasmania General Manager Darren Sturgess.
Australian favourite Casey Dellacqua, a former world No.3 in doubles, is joining the celebrations. Dellacqua, a Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and seven-time women’s doubles finalist, will meet fans and share stories from her stellar career.
Tickets for the Tasmanian Tennis Awards presentation evening are $55 for adults, which includes complimentary drinks and canapes. Guests under 18 can purchase tickets for $25. Payment will be accepted with RSVPs or on the night.
To be part of the presentation evening, please RSVP to [email protected] or call (03) 6108 8200 before 3pm on Monday 17 September.
Tickets for a raffle to be drawn during the awards presentation evening are also available for $5. The major prize is a premier hospitality experience at one of the state’s international events in 2019 (the winner can choose between the Hobart International, Burnie International or Launceston International) valued at $300. Other prizes include a food hamper, clothing package from Lacoste and tennis equipment package.
The awards presentation evening is part of a weekend-long celebration at the Burnie Tennis Club. Everyone is welcome – so grab a racquet, some shoes and we’ll see you there!
Tasmanian Tennis Awards weekend schedule
Friday 21 September
Burnie Tennis Club will conduct a Super Tiebreak shootout from 5.00pm. Everyone is welcome to enter this handicap event, with a $10 entry fee that will be paid out in prize money. For those who would rather sit back with a wine or beer, the Function Centre will be open and the television will be on for football lovers.
Saturday 22 September
11.30am – 12.00pm: Registrations
12.00pm – 12.30pm: Tennis Tasmania Annual General Meeting
12.30pm – 1.00pm: Welcome BBQ
1.00pm – 2.00pm: Club forum (Q&A format)
2.30pm – 5.00pm: Social tennis
6.30pm – 8.30pm: Awards presentation evening (View full evening schedule)
Sunday 23 September
8.30am: Sign up for social tennis
9.00am – 11.30am: Social play