Page 2Flowerdale Flyer June 2011
FLOWERDALE Tennis Club‘s new courts were finished with less than 24 hours to
spare for their official opening earlier this month.Finishing touches were added to the four new synthetic grass courts a day beforethe May 7 opening which attracted more than 180, including members of the YeaTennis Club, Glenbervie Tennis Club in Essendon, representatives of the NSWMalua Bay Tennis Club, Murrindindi Shire representatives, VicSport and the Flow-erdale community.Ms Kamar said 56 people participated in a round-robin before the official openingby the Member for Seymour, Cindy McLeish.Junior winners were Bryn Thomson, 10, of Fairfield and Sarah Kielbaska, 12, of Flowerdale. Senior winners were FionaHenson and Chris Adshead.
Adults and juniors later enjoyed trying out Tennis Victoria‘s radar gun that measuredserving speed and Flowerdale‘s coach Colin Grace joined with Tennis Victoria in taking
about 20 juniors through their paces on the hot shots programFlowerdale Tennis Club president Jeannette Kamar said that the club looked forwardto seeing maximum use of the courts.
―These courts are not just for the tennis club but for the whole community,‖ Ms Kamar
said.Ms Kamar said there were many to thank for the courts, including the state and federalgovernments, Murrindindi Shire and Tennis Victoria.
Ms Kamar said the Glenbervie Tennis Club provided ―wonderful moral support‖ to the club in the aftermath of the fires
and over the past two years and donated $15,000.
Malua Bay Tennis Club also made a special donation after hearing of the club‘s efforts.
―I‘d also like to thank the Flowerdale Cricket Club and the Spring Valley Recreation Reserve committee of managementwho have both provided enormous support to our club,‖ Ms Kamar said.
Ms Kamar said the Flowerdale community has also provided financial and moral sup-port, enabling the club to raise $65,000 towards the$240,000- plus project.Ms McLeish said the courts added to the opportunitiesprovided by the Spring Valley Recreation Reserve.
―What a fabulous facility this is now becoming,‖ Ms
―Flowerdale has always been a strong community and
even more so since the fires.
―The Victorian Government is committed to continuing to support fire affected communities such as Flowerdale.‖
Kerry Sullivan celebrating her birthday on the night with the local community
Thankyou to Samm our local photographer whotook the pictures on the day & night