17 December 2020 | Tennis Tasmania

Hi Nick, can you tell the Tennis Tasmania community a bit about yourself and your background?

I am a life-long lover of the game who loves nothing more than having a weekly hit.

More recently my tennis journey has been as a ‘tennis parent’ of our twelve-year-old son, Wilkie, an aspiring young player.

Supporting Wilkie through his tennis development over the past five years has also given me an incredible insight into the challenges and opportunities for the sport in Tasmania.

Although starting life in South Australia, I have been a passionate Tasmanian since 2001 when Leonie and I moved here and started Bruny Island Cheese Co. – which has been the most rewarding experience imaginable.

I am someone who values a strong commitment to giving back to my community, and this has led me to holding several board positions.

Currently I serve as Chair of the Brand Tasmania Authority, am a director of Wine Tasmania, serve on the Board of the Churchill Fellowship Trust (Tasmania), and now, am also proud to be the newest member of the Tennis Tasmania Board.

What attracted you to a position on the Tennis Tasmania Board?

Being the father of a young tennis player, I am keen to see tennis in our state reach its potential.

I am a big believer in Tasmania’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ and would love to see the sport develop more strongly at both a community and an elite level.

Finally, if you could describe your playing style in one word, what would it be?