Come and join us for this historical milestone – there will be plenty of tennis for those of us who like to spectate, events for those of us who play for fun, and AMT points events for those of us taking it seriously!
This is the second in a series of historical articles written by Lorraine Maxwell who has been tirelessly digging back through the MIA Open archives. Thankyou Lorraine!
In the 1930’s players from around the region participated in the tournament. Tennis was a sporting and social event with articles in the paper describing the dance, band and venue after the tournament had concluded.
In 1932 the courts moved further down the street, to where the old ambulance station is towards McDonalds. There were 6 courts plus other around the town.
Jack Shannon won the Men’s Singles in 1933 & 1934, his deadly accuracy and sound play meant that he was able to come back from a 4-0 deficit to finally win 9-7 in an early round, then win the final easily.
The 2021 Summer Social Comps return in February – there are competitions running almost every night of the week, so get yourself or your team registered via the attached form (also available to pickup at the clubhouse)!