During a week dedicated to honouring all the amazing volunteers across the country, there is no better time to reflect on our 2019 Volunteer Achievement award winner, Ray Reymers.
President of the Coburg Tennis Club, Reymers’ proactive nature, willingness to try new things and overall enthusiasm has seen him significantly contribute to the ongoing success of the club.
During Reymers’ time as President, the club has installed LED lights and Book A Court, developed ANZ Tennis Hot Shot courts, undergone refurbishments to the kitchen and introduced online memberships.
This has culminated in substantial income generated for the club which has been reinvested in other areas such as improved heating, painting and refurbishing.
He also played an integral part in the development of Open Court Sessions, opening his club to run pilot sessions, and even giving up his time to speak about his experience on a number of occasions.
More recently, Reymers’ has been working to get his club up and running after a short hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tennis Victoria Club Development Officer, Jessica Oliver, has had the pleasure of working alongside him since his early 2019 when he attended the Tennis Australia Club Development Summit.
“Ray is one of the most enthusiastic volunteers I work with,” Oliver said
“I could list hundreds of reasons why, however my favourite quality about Ray is his willingness to try new things and challenge the norm.
“Ray is always thinking of new and exciting ideas to engage the Coburg community and put Coburg TC on the map and the club is flourishing because of this trait.
“Thank you Ray for everything you do to contribute towards the tennis community – it is truly a delight to work with you and your amazing Coburg TC committee.”
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