Peter Keller from Ballarat has been recognised for his contribution to tennis with a Highly Commended Service Award presented by Tennis Victoria Club Development Officer Andrew Cronin.
An asset to the Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre and tennis in general, Peter has volunteered for many years. He’s been on the committee for over 26 years and was previously involved in running the Ballarat Lawn Tennis Club.
Peter is a mentor for juniors, a gentleman on and off the court and a well-respected member of the community. He has been a Treasurer and a President and spent uncountable hours as a court supervisor during tournaments.
After accepting the award in front of junior tennis players and their parents Peter reflected that ‘the game of tennis is a fulfilling game, one that [he has] thoroughly enjoyed, and continue[s] to enjoy every day.’
As well as his many achievements in Ballarat, Peter was a member of the Australian Davis Cup squad 1960-64, Australian Touring Team Selection 1965, and A grade Melbourne Pennant No.1 player 1963-82. He won 8 Victorian Schoolboys Singles titles and was the number 1 ranked 70 & Over player in the world in 2015. Peter was the Australian 50 and over champion in 1994, 55 and over champion in 1999, 65 and over champion in 2009 & 2012, and 70 and over champion in 2016.
Congratulations Peter and thank you for your outstanding contribution to tennis in Ballarat and across Victoria.
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