Mathoura Tennis Club was started in 1912 and will held celebrations this weekend for its 100th birthday.RUTH CLAYTON November 16, 2012 4:11am
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.
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
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