2017 WA Tennis Industry Awards Night
WA Tennis Industry Awards 2017
Alexander Park Tennis Club has claimed victory in two of the prestigious award categories at the 2017 WA Tennis Industry Awards Night.
The club was named Most Outstanding Large Club for the third time in six years, and also received the gong for the Most Outstanding Australian Ranking (AR) Tournament for the 2017 Summer Silver Tournament hosted by the club in January.
Alexander Park TC was one of three finalists for the Most Outstanding Large Club, and was a standout performer in their class, owing largely to the club’s inviting culture, accessibility to the community, and implementation of Tennis Australia programs and competitive opportunities for players.
For the first time, the Most Outstanding Club Award was split into 2 categories – Large Club and Small Club (12 or less courts), with Bullcreek Tennis Club and Margaret River Tennis Club sharing the accolade in the Small Club Category.
This year a new category of award was introduced – the Local Government Award, aimed at recognising the Local Government Authorities who are engaged with, and supportive of tennis in their community. In particular, those councils who are delivering capital investment and supporting clubs to become sustainable and accessible to their community.
The City of Kwinana was awarded the inaugural Local Government Award for their work with the Kwinana Tennis Club in membership development, infrastructure development and presence within the local community.
This year there was a record number of Award Nominations for the WA Tennis Industry Awards, with over 50 submissions across all 17 Award Categories.
“The WA Tennis Industry Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate tennis in Western Australia and recognise the outstanding achievements of our State’s junior and senior players, officials, coaches, volunteers, administrators and clubs” said Tennis West President, Wayne Firns.
“Tennis is experiencing fantastic growth in WA at the moment and this event is a great opportunity to take stock, reflect on the achievements of everyone and enjoy each other’s company.”
All winners of the WA Tennis Industry Awards Night were nominated for their respective categories at the Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards to be held at Crown Melbourne on Monday 27 November.
The full list of 2017 WA Tennis Industry Awards Winners is detailed below:
JUNIOR TENNIS STAR
KAREN BUCENS AWARD
Empire Insurance Group COACHING EXCELLENCE – CLUB
Rhys McDougall, Mt Lawley Tennis Club
PAV Events COACHING EXCELLENCE – TALENT DEVELOPMENT
Cameron Fenner, Midland Lawn Tennis Club
KC Sports MOST OUTSTANDING SCHOOL
Riverton Primary School & John Forrest Secondary College (Joint Winners)
Tim Davies Landscaping LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARD
City of Kwinana
STATE LEAGUE CHAMPION MEN’S TEAM
Hensman Park Tennis Club
STATE LEAGUE CHAMPION WOMEN’S TEAM
Cottesloe Tennis Club
Brinkhaus Jewellers WOMEN’S STATE LEAGUE MVP
Katy O’Shea, Blue Gum Park Tennis Club
MEN’S STATE LEAGUE MVP
Sam Ashenden, Royal Kings Park Tennis Club
Event Style MOST OUTSTANDING AR TOURNAMENT
2017 Summer Silver Tournament, Alexander Park Tennis Club
Ansa Global EXCELLENCE IN OFFICIATING
Shade Engineering MOST OUTSTANDING 35+ TENNIS SENIOR
Henry Michael, Tennis Seniors WA
Current Electrical Service VOLUNTEER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
James Edwards, Onslow Park Tennis Club
Discus on Demand SERVICE TO TENNIS AWARD
Keith O’Brien, Upper Great Southern Tennis Association
Sportrophy MOST OUTSTANDING SMALL CLUB
Bullcreek Tennis Club & Margaret River Tennis Club (Joint winners)
Sportrophy MOST OUTSTANDING LARGE CLUB
Alexander Park Tennis Club
The WA Tennis Industry Awards Night, was held on Friday 6 October at the State Reception Centre, Kings Park and was proudly presented by major sponsor KC Sports. The prestigious event celebrates tennis in Western Australia and recognises the outstanding achievements of our state’s junior and senior players, officials, coaches, administrators and volunteers.
Tennis West would like to thank KC Sports and all of our Award Sponsors for their generous contribution to this event, including:
Empire Insurance Group
Current Electrical Service
Discus on Demand
Tim Davies Landscaping
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