Mathoura Tennis Club was started in 1912 and will held celebrations this weekend for its 100th birthday.By Ruth Clayton
Mathoura Tennis Club is celebrating its centenary this weekend.
Established in 1912, the club’s first tennis courts were at the public school, south of the present school, where it played for its first three years.
Following the development of the recreation reserve in Burnes St, it shifted and played on rough and dusty courts which were maintained by the players.
After World War II, the club used another court which had been laid at the school, until a third court was laid at the recreation grounds.
The biggest change in the club’s history was a major works program undertaken in 1952 and 1953.
With the assistance of a grant from Murray Shire Council and loans made to the tennis club from members, the club had the bitumen surface relaid from fence to fence on courts one and two, as well as lights installed.
The club has about 30 members and plays two night competitions
To celebrate the milestone, the club is holding a family fun day on Sunday.
It will be held at the tennis courts in Burnes St, Mathoura, and will feature an ‘under and over tennis competition’ from 11am.
The cost for the competition is $15.
The day will include a barbecue lunch, jumping castle, memorabilia and the unveiling of the club’s honour board.
The club is seeking memorabilia, photos and stories relating to the club to be displayed on the day.
For more information, contact Heidi Glenn on 5884
Mathoura Tennis Club players in the 1950s (from back left) Graham Shanahan, Mr Maddoxs, Doss Berryman, Gert Adams, Madge Ahern, Rose Fitzpatrick, Bid Joss; (front) Graham Vesty, Joan Duggan, Nellie Peters, Margaret Coppinger, Phil Wilson, Laurel Keech, Marion Coker, Dot Couser, Billie O’Callaghan and Mrs Hogan.
An armed bandit robbed a fast-food restaurant at knife-point yesterday morning.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Alistair Davey will return to his roots to teach Cobram Primary children the joy of music.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes has thrown his support behind the government’s proposed new domestic animal ownership laws.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.