Cottesloe tennis stalwart Allan Wall awarded with Service to Tennis Award

Cottesloe Tennis Club stalwart Allan Wall won a Service to Tennis Award at the 2018 WA Tennis Industry Awards Night.
Cottesloe Tennis Club stalwart Allan Wall won a Service to Tennis Award at the 2018 WA Tennis Industry Awards Night.

COTTESLOE Tennis Club stalwart Allan Wall (72) won a Service to Tennis Award at the 2018 WA Tennis Industry Awards Night at Optus Stadium last Friday.

Wall was the driving forced behind Cottesloe Tennis Club getting the Davis Cup round in 2014, which brought world-class tennis to WA and showed the State’s tennis community to the world.

He was also behind the club’s recent expansion for night tennis and more junior players.

The award recognised his leadership, passion, sportsmanship, goodwill and dedication to the sport during the past 10 years, and creating relationships between tennis clubs and the community during more than 60 years of playing the game.

He is a member of the Cottesloe and Dalkeith tennis clubs’ committees, and was treasurer and a board member for two years at Tennis West.

As a player, he competed in the Men’s Doubles at the Australian Open in 1969, and his name can be found on club championship boards in Perth and Melbourne.

“I have had many rewarding experiences, including my time on the Board of Tennis West, where I was able to see firsthand the huge effort put in by so many people within the tennis community,” Wall said.

“Tennis has been a huge part of my life and I have been only too pleased to try and give a little back to the game that has given me so much over such a long time.”

Other award winners included Dalkeith Tennis Club’s John Thorpe for coaching excellence, the Mosman Park Tennis Club’s State League Champion Men’s Team and Royal King’s Park Tennis Club’s State League Champion women’s team.