13 Southland tennis clubs have signed up to nationwide initiative 'Love Tennis'.
This is being held 10 &11 October (the last weekend of the 3rd term school holidays) and is designed to promote tennis.
Tennis clubs will throw open their doors for anyone and everyone to experience tennis and the friendly clubs across Southland.
More background on 'Love Tennis' can be found here
Tennis Southland are seeking competitive players (male & female 14 years+) to register for a Winter Doubles/Mixed competition, indoors on Sunday afternoons in Invercargill. This is an 8 week competition starting Sunday 2 August & ending Sunday 20 September. 1.5 hours is designated for each match.
When: 2 - 5pm every Sunday
First round matches: start 2pm
Second round matches: start 3:30pm
Where: SIT Zero Fees Velodrome, Invercargill
Cost: $80 pp (TS will email an invoice)
Enter as an individual (and TS will pop you in a team) or as teams of two. Once we have received all the entries, Tennis Southland will establish the 8 week draw which will be available prior to the first round. No results will be entered online. Players are not required to be affiliated. Please enter your details on the registration form here
Please submit by Wednesday 29 July. Any queries please contact Jo Grimwood 021 400 557.
Please get in touch if you fancy joining us, all current & ex players, volunteers & supporters are welcome to come along
Excellence Award for Most Consistent Junior Player
This award is to acknowledge a junior player who meets high standards across the award criteria (training, events, attitude, club, performance).
Every year, without fail, Tennis Southland feel happy to celebrate and acknowledge the many well rounded juniors playing tennis. This award is almost always the hardest to select - a good problem to have too many top quality candidates year after year!!
Congratulations to the following ten players nominated for 2020;
Charlie Standish Central
Heidi Clarkson Northern
Penny Nicholson Eastern
Callum McMurtrie Northern
Rafferty McIntosh Central
Katy Brown Invercargill
Logan Andrews Eastern
Ben Anderson Central
Marshall McChlery Eastern
Taine Withy Central
Congratulations to the nominees for the Joyce Telford Volunteer of the Year 2020
Jasmine Hamilton Central
Peter Gallagher Invercargill
Annemarie Reed Northern
Lois Heads Eastern
Susan Wilson Eastern
Melissa Kean Western
This award is to recognise the much appreciated hard work from our marvellous volunteers behind the scenes of tennis across Southland. Volunteers are one of the most important resources Tennis Southland has as local communities rely on many hours of effort by a few people to organise, co-ordinate and turn up!
Tennis Southland think it's incredibly important to acknowledge how much volunteers are valued within our sport and the six nominees this year have consistently stepped up and given their time and effort for the greater good of tennis in Southland.
Thank you all very much, you are all deserving of this award!