Marie Tapscott reports:
The Two Wells District Tennis Club held its end of season presentation day on Saturday March 27 to celebrate the junior and senior successes for the 2020/21 season.
About 90 people attended to create an incredible tennis atmosphere.
Parents and kids enjoyed a fun hit of tennis while the AGM proceeded.
A full committee was successfully formed but no positions were filled.
Coach Dale McDonald presented a certificate and medallion to all the juniors who participated in the ANZ Hot Shots program in the Blue, Red and Orange ball groups, plus the eight teens who formed the popular Squad Training group.
The team managers presented each player in junior competitive teams with a trophy for their huge efforts.
The Green Ball junior team finished 3rd on the ladder for the season, Orange Ball Red finished 3rd after a good finals win and Orange Ball White won their last match to finish 5th.
The Diane Meaney Award was presented to Keeley Merritt, a very deserving junior player who has displayed club commitment, team participation and team spirit. Keeley stands out for her natural leadership skills and is always asking how she can help with a smile on her face.
The outgoing president, Craig Manuel, thanked the club members and committee for the great support to the club, especially parents who helped each week, senior players who attended working bees, and the committee members who have worked hard on the infrastructure projects to install new lights and a new club house.
The president also applauded the successes of the senior teams, particularly the Division 3 team which made it to the semi-finals round.
Finally, committee member Jon Bastiaens took the stage to present long-time members Trudy van Osch and Marie Tapscott with life memberships.
Trudy has been a club member for eight years and sat as president for five years.
She has led the club to many successes, awards and grants but is most famous for fundraising – selling almost $15,000 worth of Cadbury chocolates in her time!
Marie has been involved with the club all her life since starting in tennis as a junior player but joined the Crisis Committee in 2010 to save the club from closure to then become junior coordinator for 11 years.
She has also carried out the roles of treasurer and secretary in that time doing much of the organisation of the club.
After the formal part of the day, the club members and families enjoyed a magnificent BBQ lunch together and are looking forward to coming back for the 2021/22 tennis season in October.
If you are interested in playing tennis next season, contact the club by email at email@example.com