“It is understood that Longobardi has been called up for military service.” That is the result
of the 1940’s Men’s Open Doubles.
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.Continue reading
This is the first in a series of historical articles written by Lorraine Maxwell who has been tirelessly digging back through the MIA Open archives. Thankyou Lorraine!
The first MIA Championship was held in November 1920.
It was either in response to local players going to Country Week in Sydney and then organising the event OR needing to have a tournament to qualify for Country Week.1
Whichever way it happened it was an association of local tennis court owners who met in a school near the old cheese factory in Bagtown and decided to run this championship.
Griffith’s longest running sporting event turns 100!
UPDATE: Program now available!
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!
For AMT Points Events (Open, U12, U14) register with Tennis Australia – entries close Wed 2 Jun 11:59 PM (GMT +10:00):
For all other events, register at – entries close Sat 5 Jun 11:59 PM (GMT +10:00):
2021 MIA Open Centenary (+1) Planning Meeting
6:00pm at the Club House
Everyone welcome – there will be history of the competition dating back decades, event planning and more – see you there!
Griffith Tennis Club Inc.
Annual General Meeting
Monday 8th March 2021
At the tennis club house, all members welcome
…and everyone who would like to get involved by joining the committee to help tennis flourish in Griffith are especially welcome!Continue reading