Spring Social Comps Confirmed – week beginning 5th of October

After a few very unpredictable weeks, we are delighted to announce that the Spring Social Comps will return in the first week of October ie the 5th of October after School Holidays, and run through to mid-December as per usual.

The registration forms can be found at the clubhouse, or download here

There will be some updated COVID guidelines available here, or at the clubhouse – please familiarise yourself with them on arrival.

Thanks everyone for your patience – can’t wait to see you all on court!

2021 Sunrice MIA Open Centenary

Another Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend has come and gone, and this time we were incredibly lucky to be able to go ahead with our 100th MIA Open, proudly (and gratefully) supported by our Gold Sponsor, Sunrice.

Congratulations of course go to the Open Singles Events Winners, Sam Fletcher (NSW) and Alison Tinworth (ALBY), Open Doubles Mens Winners Tom Byrne (SYD) and Jade Culph (ALBY) (Open Womens Event was not played) –

But the event that had everyone on the edge of their seats, was the Centenary Doubles – won by Andrew and Matt Condon

A huge thankyou goes to everyone involved in the organisation and running of this milestone event, and also to our sponsors. It’s a massive amount of work and the committee, as well as the tennis community at large is incredibly grateful.

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Andrew and Matt Condon
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2021 MIA Open Centenary Dinner Photos

A huge thankyou to everyone who came along to support the club at the MIA Open Centenary Dinner.

There was an incredible amount of history, not only compiled by Lorraine Maxwell (who did an incredible job, thankyou!) but also in the history of everyone’s association with the club in some way over the decades.

The full gallery can be viewed here

Danny Dossetor Club President – speaking, Steve Longworth – Long Time MIA Open Tournament Organiser – in green
Peter Cunial and Chris Evans
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MIA Open Championships… Into the 1930s

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.

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