What a fantastic afternoon of tennis for Finals Day of #RLTCClubChamps
A huge thank you to all the players who competed in this years competition and for getting through all the matches in time and playing them in a great spirit. The club is extremely busy with lots happening so we really appreciate all your flexibility and patience.
A big thank you to Mabeth and all the bakers and volunteers who ran a delicious cafe for us all to enjoy once again.
Thanks to Gareth W for working so hard Friday and Saturday to get the grounds and courts looking so good.
Thanks to all our wonderful finalists who served us up a fantastic display of tennis. We’re proud to have you all represent our club.
Finally, a big thank you to everyone who come along to support the players. You made it a really special occasion for the players to enjoy.
Just before the start of lockdown, the old Burnside Tennis Club Gents Singles Cup was handed in to us by a very kind former winner. Having now taken over the Burnside Courts, we wanted to retain and protect this beautiful ~100 year old trophy so that it can be enjoyed and cherished by future generations. It’s been nicely restored and a larger base made to accommodate another band for many more winners names to be engraved. We’ve renamed it the RLTC Gents Singles Championship Trophy and were proud to present it for the first time today.
Flora McCormack sadly passed away earlier this year. Flora made a huge contribution to our club in so many ways. The fact that our club is still here and doing so well is down in no small part to Flora’s efforts. To recognise everything she’s done for the club and to commemorate and celebrate her legacy we’ve bought a beautiful new Ladies Singles Cup and named it the Flora McCormack Memorial Trophy. It was an honour to present this today in Flora’s memory.
We were thrilled to be joined by Flora’s daughter Brenda who very kindly agreed to present this trophy along with all the other awards.
Here’s the roll of honour and some photos of all the finalists on what was a great day….
Let’s do it all again next year!