13 July 2022 | Tennis Victoria

Judy Lambert is a much loved and irreplaceable member of the tennis community, and is the latest recipient of a Tennis Victoria Highly Commended Service Award!

Judy joined the tennis community playing mid-week ladies for Bennettswood Tennis Club in 1973 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and has won four flags across her playing time. Judy’s contribution and commitment to tennis off the court has also been phenomenal, contributing to Bennettswood Tennis Club, Eley Park Tennis Club and Midweek Eastern Metropolitan Region Ladies Tennis Association (MEMRLTA).

Known as the organiser of many events at Bennettswood TC, including Candlelight Dinners, Melbourne Cup Calcutta’s, Major Club Raffles, Car Park Plant Sales and Car Boot Sales, the results of these have raised significant funds for the club.

Additionally, her continuous service since 1991 at MEMRLTA had her awarded life membership in 2013 after holding a number of positions including President, Vice President and Record Secretary in which her memory of players and their gradings has been deemed as beyond belief!

Judy’s formal positions held include:

MEMRLTA (Midweek Eastern Metropolitan Region Ladies Tennis Association) – continuous service since 1991.

  • General Committee member 1991, 95, 99, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2020
  • Record Secretary 1992-1994, 1996-1998, 2000, 2002-03, 2005-07, 2009-11
  • Vice President 2015 and 2019
  • President 2012-14 and 2016-18
  • Awarded Life Membership – 2013

Bennettswood Tennis Club:

  • Treasurer for 9 years
  • General Committee
  • Social and fundraising convenor for 20 years
  • Judy remained an active club member when Bennettswood amalgamated with Eley Park Tennis Club.

And while Judy never held a formal position at Eley Park Tennis Club, she was always available to lend a hand.

Congratulations Judy and thank you for your contribution to tennis in Victoria!