Tennis Victoria are pleased to launch our Community Champion of the Month and Affiliate of the Month awards. The Community Champion is someone who has made a positive impact in their tennis community while living the tennis values – Collaboration, Humility, Innovation or Excellence. The affiliate of the month are a Tennis Victoria affiliate who display these values.
|Month||Community Champion of the Month||Affiliate of the Month|
|May 2022||Samir Mahir – Blind Sports Victoria|
|June 2022||Hayden Eastwood – Castlemaine Lawn Tennis Club||North Sunshine Tennis Club|
|July 2022||Matt Osborne – Eynesbury Tennis Club||Beaconsfield Tennis Club|
Victorian Community Champion Awards
The Victorian Community Champion Awards are to recognise some very special efforts by two incredible volunteers in our tennis family each year. The two awards are for one recipient in Metropolitan Melbourne and one recipient from Country Victoria. The Awards, given between 2014 and 2020 were presented at the Australian Open each January.
|Year||Metro Recipient||Country Recipient|
|2020||Tom Keel (Carlton Gardens Tennis Club)||Fiona Walker – Riddells Creek Tennis Club)|
|2019||Wendy Meers (Murrumbeena Tennis Club)||Sarah Ellis (Goroke Tennis Club)|
|2018||Andrew MacNeill (West Lalor Tennis Club)||Wendy and Adrian Tilling (Poowong Tennis Club)|
|2017||Son Nguyen (St Albans Tennis Club)||Kerry Humphrey (Drysdale Tennis Club)|
|2016||Shane Fielding (Berwick Tennis Club)||Heather Lees from the Goulburn Region|
|2015||Barbara Currie (Keon Park Tennis Club)||Bill Cosgrave (Mt Prospect Tennis Association)|
|2014||Ron Simpson (Burwood Tennis Club)||Nicole Seckold (Kinglake Ranges Tennis Club)|