Changing of the guard for Tumbarumba Tennis Club

Long-serving committee members Margaret Wolter and Ros Gay have stood down from their respective roles with Tumbarumba Tennis Club. Photo: Wendy Lavis.

The Tumbarumba Tennis Club (TTC) held a well-attended Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday November 15, with some significant changes for the committee and a focus on junior participation, coaching and competition strongly emphasised.

Michael Wolter, a former International Tennis Federation professional and Mannus local, was elected Club President, with Kylie Bradley elected as Club Treasurer. 

The new Committee will work to maintain present membership in a challenging environment for amateur sporting clubs, while focusing on increasing junior participation and coaching opportunities. 

Other positions filled included Karen Doyle as Secretary, Michael Schwab as Publicity Officer, Neil Bombardier as Covid-19 Officer with June Blake and Brigid Rhynehart rounding out the Club Committee and dealing with handicapping matters. 

For outgoing President Margaret Wolter and Treasurer Ros Gay, the AGM signalled the end of an extraordinary 91 years of collective experience on the TTC Committee. 

For Margaret, a 53-year association with the Committee began as a 17-year-old publicity officer, before a stretch of 38 years as President. 

Similarly, Ros, in a feat that will likely not be equalled, served as the club Treasurer for 38 straight years. Committee members reflected on the contribution made to the club and broader community by Margaret and Ros and acknowledged that their commitment to the club has ensured tennis has survived and thrived as a major sport within the Tumbarumba community. 

Michael Wolter’s election also continues a proud tennis tradition for the Wolter family and reconfirms its deep historical link to the TTC, which stretches back multiple generations.

Night Competition 2021/22 and membership fees

A reminder that teams must be lodged with either Michael Schwab or June Blake by Friday November 26 with the season commencing on Monday December 6 to accommodate two rounds before the Christmas break. 

To acknowledge the difficult period the broader community has been through, and to encourage members back to the game, the Committee has decided to waive the weekly night competition ball fees for this season. 

This means that, while annual membership is still payable at $40 for adults, $20 for children under 16 and $80 for families, the weekly ball fee of $5 per player per week, will not apply.

COVID-19 

The Committee notes that it is a requirement, under NSW Health Regulations, that all participants in community sport be double vaccinated against Covid-19 to participate. Further, it is expected that each individual player exercise due care and responsibility to meet relevant Health Regulations to ensure that the safety of all participants and members is protected.

Please also note that the Committee will provide night comp and other updates (including Covid-19 requirements) via the TTC Facebook page or the night comp group page. Alternatively, if you have any inquiries regarding tennis this summer, please contact Michael Wolter or Michael Schwab for further information.