MANNING Tennis Club aced their competitors on the way to claiming Most Outstanding Club at the 2016 WA Tennis Industry Awards Night.
The club was recognised for offering year-round playing opportunities and organising social events throughout the year to foster camaraderie amongst the club and wider community.
Club president Ajay Tandon said he was very proud his club had won the award because it recognised the work of
people associated with it.
“Our success has come as a club that is open to the community by allowing both members and non-members to play together,” he said.
“The win has definitely lifted the spirits of people around the club.
“We had a quiz night recently when we were really able to celebrate the win.
“We made a decision about 15 years ago, we started a Wednesday night competition for members and non-members to play over six to seven weeks and it has just grown over the years.
“We are now running similar competitions on Mondays and Tuesdays and we are using more courts than ever.”
Mr Tandon said he wanted to see the club as part of the community and not exclusive.
“Some clubs see themselves as exclusive but we don’t like that idea,” he said.
“Being connected to the community has helped us raise revenue and have reserve funds to renovate the courts.
“I think it’s become a social hub and there is tennis happening here most days.”