15 April 2021 | Tennis Victoria

Brad Lever and Donna Milne of the Red Cliffs Tennis Club were recently surprised with recognition from Tennis Victoria for their contribution to tennis when they were both presented with a Tennis Service Award.

Brad joined the committee in 2008 and is the club’s current Treasurer. Donna has held the position of Club Secretary since 2012 and is also the Club Captain. Both represent Red Cliffs Lawn TC as District Delegates.

A person of great character, Donna can be always be found at the working bees and fundraisers. She is also the Assistant Tournament Director for the club’s Annual Tournament.

“I feel very thankful to receive the Tennis Service Award, I love working together as a team at Red Cliffs that it doesn’t seem like a big job” said Donna.

Brad dedicates many hours to his Treasurer role and is always present on competition days. He organises the sponsorship for the Annual Tournament.

“To receive the Tennis Service Award gives me great satisfaction knowing that I have been acknowledged for the contributions I have made within the Red Cliffs Lawn Tennis Club. To have the support of a great committee hard working over many years, together with a fantastic membership base makes being part of a great tennis club very rewarding” said Brad after receiving his award.

He also acknowledged the importance of volunteers in the community, “What I love about volunteering for my tennis club is being able to contribute my time to see the club grow, from increasing memberships through to improved courts and facilities, without volunteers, clubs will cease to exist. The Red Cliffs Lawn Tennis Club has been around for 85 years and really plays a big part in the Red Cliffs community providing a place for kids, and families to keep active, and connected within the community which gives me great satisfaction”.

The two valued members also still make time to participate on court, playing in Twilight and Saturday competitions and the Annual Tournament.

Thank you Brad and Donna for everything you contribute to tennis!

We love recognising our Volunteers and Club Members who contribute significant service to Tennis through our Tennis Service Awards! To nominate a worthy Tennis Service Award recipient in your community visit here.