The Tennis Auckland Awards were held at Scarbro on Wednesday, 13th May and saw a record crowd of close to 240 tennis players gathered to receive their prizes for interclub competitions this season. According to Tennis Auckland, the club awards attracted a record number of nominations this year.
The Executive Committee and some of our fellow members of the club were delighted when it was announced we had won the very sought after Club Spirit prize. Shortly afterwards, we also won the senior interclub club of the year.
To conclude the awards ceremony at the end of the evening, it was time for the Alan White Trophy presentation for Overall Club of the Year presented by Tennis Auckland Chairman, Simon Vannini. All those MBTC members who were present, were absolutely thrilled when they read out….”this award goes to the Mission Bay Tennis Club”. Anton, our Club President, was grinning from ear to ear as he went up to accept the award. This is the 3rd time this trophy has been won by Mission Bay and no other club has won it this many times.
To continue the celebrations, an amazing evening was had at the Club on Friday, 22 May. It was a fantastic turnout and a pleasure to have Mark Lewis (Tennis Auckland Clubs and Schools Manager) and Judy Bent (Tennis Auckland President) attend to re-present the awards but also to celebrate with us.
Thank you again to each and everyone one of you for being such supportive and active members. Tennis Auckland will now put us forward for the NZ Tennis Club of the Year. The winner will be announced on Saturday, 18 July at the 2015 New Zealand Tennis Awards held in Christchurch.