MT Lawley Tennis Club broke a 45-year championship drought by becoming 2017 City of Stirling Tournament Champions last month.
Established in 1922, the Mt Lawley Tennis Club lifted this trophy for the third time overall.
The Mt Lawley Team began the day by overcoming the 2017 hosts, North Beach Tennis Club in the first round and remaining unbeaten through 10 rounds. Mt Lawley Tennis Club competitive play director Mile Dimkovski said it was a successful day.
“The turnaround in fortune at this event for the Mt Lawley Tennis Club is due to the club’s key initiatives around its coaching program led by Rhys McDougall – the club coach – a focus on the club’s competitive play and juniors competitive play, as well as the concerted effort from the club board and existing members,” he said.
“Over the last two years, the Mt Lawley Tennis Club has been able to field a Men’s State Team and Division 1 team, as well as a Ladies Division 1 team. Rhys and the club have been able to attract very talented players to the club and achieve success.”
The City of Stirling Tournament is a long running tournament sponsored by the City of Stirling and hosted by the participating clubs in alternating years, usually in the month of May, with six clubs competing.
The tournament is an important community event and provides an opportunity for local clubs to showcase their talent.
The Mt Lawley Tennis Club is on the corner of Hamer Parade and Central Avenue in Inglewood and has 24 courts – 10 hard courts and 14 grass courts.
The 2017 City of Stirling Championship team consisted of: