Perfect weather, an appreciative crowd and superb tennis was the order of the day as the Waikanae Beach Tennis Club recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary.
And to top off a memorable day there was the dominating on-court performance of tremendous tennis talent 18 year old Patrick (Paddy) Joss who won the Men’s doubles with father Steve, Mixed doubles with sister Emma, and completed a memorable hat trick of senior championship wins, taking the men’s singles when opponent Drew McCaul had to default due to injury.
President Alistair McDougall says the club had a very successful membership drive this season.
“We have a lot of new members this year which is great news for the club after a tough season last year with Covid. Seventy-five years is quite a landmark and it is very pleasing to see so many here today to celebrate,” says Mr McDougall who has served as president for the last three years.
Also on hand to celebrate and to cut the Anniversary cake was Enid Dunn one of the longest serving members of the club.
Junior Convenor Jeanette Manson says the growth of the club is very encouraging for the sport.