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Tennis SA Service Award recipients celebrated | November 22, 2022

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22 November 2022 | Tennis S.A

The achievements of 9 devoted South Australian tennis volunteers have been acknowledged on the Tennis SA Service Award presentation on Monday night.

Tennis SA Service Awards acknowledge individuals who’ve demonstrated their contribution to the game of tennis by excellent and exemplary service to Tennis SA.

The presentation happened in The Courtside Room at The Drive in entrance of household and buddies.

Jill Williams

Jill performed tennis at Strathmont Tennis Membership and was lively within the junior competitors, attending junior conferences at Tennis SA.

NDTA and NETA amalgamated in season 1990/91 and in 1992, Jill volunteered to take over the rating stewards job of the mixed Affiliation, a task she continued in till 2015.

Jill was elected as Assistant Secretary which included the Junior Competitors grading and programming. NETA had over 140 junior groups, with Jill attending all the committee conferences, workforce grading and so on. She devoted an enormous period of time and was a superb programmer.

Jill is a Life Member of NETA and has solely lately resigned as Assistant Secretary.

Kerry Haysman

Kerry has made a major and tangible contribution to the sport of tennis in South Australia. This has been performed with respect for the sport and for individuals who play our nice sport.

She has labored tirelessly because the Recording Secretary for a few years on the Metro Garden Tennis Affiliation the place she was additionally a part of a workforce that labored with the Western Districts Tennis Affiliation to rejuvenate native tennis. In consequence the Metro West competitors was shaped which has turn out to be half of the present Metro League competitors.

She has been instrumental in revitalizing the State League competitors run by the Metro Garden Tennis Affiliation. She not solely helped to re-establish the competitors however was additionally the Recording Secretary for a few years.

Kerry’s steering and counsel as an skilled volunteer administrator, alongside along with her willingness to contribute to tennis in South Australia has been extremely valued by these with whom you will have labored.

Craig Glennon (son Brian pictured)

Craig has been a tennis official for 47 years. He has served as a Court docket Supervisor, Line Umpire, Chair Umpire, Australian Open Evaluator and Line Umpire Coach in addition to holding positions on the Tennis Officiating Australia (SA) and Tennis Officiating Australia Boards.

Craig was acknowledged by his friends as a Life Member of Tennis Umpires Australia (SA Division) for his work at 31 Australian Opens together with the analysis of officers at native, nationwide and worldwide ranges.

Throughout his profession he has umpired the most effective gamers on the earth together with Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter, extra lately appearing as a mentor to many umpiring officers in each SA and at a nationwide stage. Via this work he stays as some of the revered and in style members of the Officiating Crew in Australia.

Craig’s steady and excessive stage {of professional} dedication to tennis officiating on the native, affiliation, state and nationwide ranges is exemplary.

Craig’s son Brian accepted Craig’s Tennis SA Service Award on his behalf.

Jim Ferguson

Jim has been concerned with the sport of tennis since he started taking part in for Dover Sq. in Glenelg Districts in 1963. His taking part in profession at metropolitan stage is nicely documented having been the SA Hardcourt Males’s Singles Champion in 1981 and the twin Burr Medalist in 1977/78 and 1978/79.

His work as an administrator has been unrelenting and contains being a member of the SA Pennant Committee over a few years. He has additionally been a member of the Winter Pennant Committee, a SA Junior selector and a member of the Tennis SA Competitors Committee.

Jim was a board member of the McDonalds Junior Tennis Australia (SA) from 1984 till 1986 and on the administration committee of the Memorial Drive Tennis Membership from 1985 till 1994 and Vice President and Chairman of the match Committee from 1986 till 1994.

He additionally based the Saturday Junior groups competitors at Memorial Drive that performed within the North East Tennis Affiliation and also you have been the co-ordinator over various years throughout the nineteen nineties.

He was a member of the Prospect Tennis Membership Administration Committee from 2003 till 2021, President from 2013 till 2021, in addition to serving as Chairman of the Match Committee, the Junior Committee, the Sponsorship Committee and the Grant and Amenities.

At an Affiliation stage, Jim has represented Prospect Tennis Membership on the North East Tennis Affiliation and was the Senior Competitors Officer for various years.

Jim’s long-term, steady, high-level skilled dedication to tennis in South Australia is really meritorious. His willingness to contribute to the sport of tennis in South Australia has been valued by everybody who is aware of and has labored with him. His contribution by him as a participant and as an administrator has been distinctive.

Carol Davis

Carol has been a gracious, humble and tireless volunteer who has consistently donated her effort and time in direction of affiliation and membership actions.

She began taking part in senior hardcourt competitors tennis at age 12 after which grew to become a member of the Woodville Garden Tennis Membership, Norwood Tennis Membership and Kensington Gardens Garden Tennis Membership over the subsequent 25 years. She joined the Tranmere Bowling and Tennis Membership in 1994 and continued taking part in, which means her taking part in profession spanned nearly 50 years.

Since 2007 she has been the Recorder of the Girls’s Mid-Week Grass Court docket Tennis Affiliation and is the primary level of name when golf equipment have points or want help. She can be on the Tranmere Tennis Committee and the Common Committee since 2013, and has been the Coordinator of the Tranmere Tuesday Women Tennis Competitors since 2009.

Carol has been awarded Life Membership of the Tranmere Bowling and Tennis Membership.

Carol’s willingness to contribute to tennis in South Australia has been extremely valued by these with whom she has labored with.

Mike Horsman

Mike has been concerned with the sport of tennis for over 40 years at various tennis associations the place he has displayed a major dedication to the sport.

Throughout his taking part in profession, Mike was a member of the SA State Hardcourt workforce from 1962-1964, performed within the TriState event in Mildura from 1996 till it ceased in 2012 and performed within the Nationwide Senior Carnival for 12 years in varied age teams for South Australia.

His work as an administrator has been unrelenting and began on the Southern Tennis Affiliation the place he was the Recording Officer from 1975-1985, performed the annual tournaments from 1974-1985 and coordinated inter-association matches from 1978-1985. He was made a life member earlier than transferring to the Riverland in 1985.

After he moved to the Riverland he continued to volunteer his providers at an Affiliation stage as Vice President, Senior Secretary, Junior Treasurer from 2017-2021 and likewise the Affiliation Recorder from 1989 to at the moment. He coached the Riverland Junior Squad Coach from 1989-2015, was the Basis Cup Coordinator from 1993- 2015, the Convenor of the Metropolis v Nation Trade from 1996 till it ceased in 2007 and represented on the Riverland v Sunraysia Trade between the early 1990’s and 2012 when the alternate ended.

At a Membership stage he was the Barmera Membership President from 1996-2008 and represented Barmera from 1988-2015 because the delegate to the Riverland Tennis Affiliation. Mike was elected as Nation Director to the Tennis SA Board from 1998- 2008 and was the Riverland Contribution to Sport award winner in 2018.

Mike’s steady and excellent excessive stage {of professional} dedication to tennis in South Australia on the native, affiliation and state ranges is extremely commendable.

Anne Morgan

Anne has labored to advertise and administer tennis in South Australia for over 35 years and through this time has contributed considerably to the sport by her diligence and arduous work on a wide range of committees and in quite a few roles. She has been concerned with the Denman Tennis Membership for over 35 years endeavor the roles of Assistant Minute Secretary, Junior Secretary, Secretary and President.

She performed within the 2002/03 season earlier than taking over administrative roles at Denman Tennis Membership together with the Southern Districts Tennis Affiliation for the 2003/04 season. On the Affiliation stage she was a member of the SDTA Competitions Committee (then the Allow Committee) within the Eighties and 90s for round 5 years in complete, together with a number of seasons because the Committee’s Chair.

Over the previous 15 years she has taken on a wide range of roles at Denman Tennis Membership together with Crew Coordinator, Assistant Minute Secretary, Junior Secretary/Coordinator, Senior Crew Supervisor, Secretary and President, and was awarded Life Membership in 2008.

The 2022/23 season will probably be her twentieth consecutive season as Denman Senior Crew Supervisor and twentieth consecutive season on the SDTA Competitions Committee.

She continues to advertise and administer tennis in South Australia by her work on the Tennis SA Metro League Committee and likewise by volunteering her time annually on the annual worldwide event held at Memorial Drive. She has additionally been acknowledged as Tennis SA’s Volunteer of the Yr.

Anne has supplied a few years of exemplary voluntary service to many ranges of the sport in South Australia.

John MacKenzie

John has labored for the nice of tennis in South Australia for over 40 years and through this time has been a passionate and expert chief within the tennis neighborhood. Via his dedication to the sport he has developed an impressive set of abilities which have been additional honed and developed within the many roles he has undertaken for the betterment of the sport. These roles have included his work with the Denman Tennis Membership, the Southern Districts Tennis Affiliation and the Tennis SA Board over greater than 40 years.

He has been President, Junior Coordinator, Secretary and Treasurer of the Denman Tennis Membership. His ardour for the membership has additionally led him to put in writing the Membership’s historical past in 2003.

On the Affiliation stage he has been President of Southern Districts Affiliation for 11 years and likewise acted as Vice President, Junior Actions Committee Secretary and likewise served on the Allow Committee.

He has beforehand been acknowledged as Tennis SA’s Volunteer of the Yr and is a Life Member of each the Denman Tennis Membership and the Southern Districts Tennis Affiliation.

He has additionally been a valued member of the Tennis SA Board offering a member affiliation perspective to selections from 2007 till 2019.

John’s steady and excellent excessive stage {of professional} dedication to tennis in South Australia on the native, affiliation and state ranges is extremely commendable.

Roger Davey

Roger has served the sport of tennis in South Australia with nice advantage each as a participant and an administrator. He has performed the sport in each nation and metropolitan competitions whereas additionally representing Australia in Senior Tennis on seven events.

He has labored to advertise and administer tennis in South Australia for over 30 years and through this time has contributed considerably to the sport by his diligence and arduous work in quite a few roles. He has positively impacted on each affiliation and state tennis by his work on the Seacliff Tennis Membership the place he’s a Life Member volunteering on its committee for over 20 years.

He has additionally been closely concerned as an administrator with the Glenelg Districts Tennis Affiliation the place he has served as a membership consultant at Affiliation conferences and has been an lively member of the committee the place you will have contributed to the administration of the affiliation and competitions at each senior and junior stage.

For the previous 12 years, he has served as President after being Vice-President for the previous two years. He was lately awarded life membership of the Glenelg Districts Tennis Affiliation. He has additionally been a member of the Seniors State Championships committee, is a present member of the Tennis SA Metro League Committee and have been a at present a nationwide selector for Tennis Seniors Australia for the final 3 years.

Roger’s ardour for the sport and dedication to the sport for the tennis neighborhood in South Australia has enabled our sport to turn out to be stronger and nicely revered. His contribution not solely as a participant however as a volunteer to tennis administration has been distinctive.

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