Tasmania, 22 August 2019 | Tennis Tasmania

An unprecedented eight finalists are vying to win the Volunteer Achievement Award at the Tasmanian Tennis Awards this month.

“Volunteers are the heart of any tennis club and it is terrific to have eight deserving finalists for this award,” says Tennis Tasmania General Manager Darren Sturgess.

“It is pleasing to see so many clubs recognise their hard-working volunteers and nominate them for this honour. It has made selecting our finalists and winner a challenging task.”

Finalists for the Volunteer Achievement Award are:

  • Christine Gleeson, Australian Italian Tennis Club, Launceston
  • Colin Mathew, Devonport Tennis Club
  • Damian Reeve, Burnie Tennis Club
  • John Davies, Taroona Tennis Club
  • Lisa McKay, Lindisfarne Memorial Tennis Club
  • Lisa Sanderson, Port Sorell Tennis Club
  • Mike Hodge, Geilston Bay Tennis Club
  • Sue Hardwick, Richmond Tennis Club

The winner will be announced at a presentation evening at Country Club Launceston on Saturday 31 August. Australian tennis legend Neale Fraser is the special guest and will share stories from his career during the evening.

The winner of the Volunteer Achievement Award receives an accommodation getaway voucher, a Hobart International 2020 hospitality package for two that includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and player meet and greet, as well as their club membership costs covered next season.

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The Volunteer Achievement Award is one of 11 Tasmanian Tennis Awards on offer at a weekend-long celebration, which also includes the Tennis Tasmania annual general meeting, club workshops and social play opportunities.

“The Tasmanian Tennis Awards are an opportunity to unite the Tasmanian tennis community and celebrate our sport. We hope to see lots of people there,” says Sturgess.

Tickets are still available for the awards presentation evening, with $70 adult tickets including dinner and drink upon arrival. Book online or call (03) 6108 8205 to secure a place.