This award is presented annually to recognise the junior boy and girl who has contributed best to competition play, active participation in club events and exhibits good sportsmanship.
The Award is a legacy to Vin Fitzgerald for the contribution and commitment he made to the Club for many years. Vin was one of the founding members of the South Bendigo Tennis Club who worked to build the facility at Neale Street and to build the tennis playing community it accommodated. He was the first to hold the position of President at the club and became a life member in 1960. Vin was passionate about his tennis and also enjoyed the social aspects that bringing tennis players together created. His desire to develop tennis and the tennis playing community; encouraging families, adults and children to partake in the sport, was at the core of his association with the club.
The Club commenced this award in memory of Vin after his passing in 2005.
The winners each year receive a memento and have their names inscribed on the Honour Board.
Congratulations to our most recent recipients of the Vin Fitzgerald memorial award!
Both of these players have had successful seasons on the court and consistently display great sportsmanship. They are dedicated to their own development, whilst supportive of those around them. Ben and Georgia regularly attend club events and are always a delight to have around. Both very deserving winners!
Machlan Kelly & Mikayla Hill (pictured)
Jackson Davis & Tanika Kelly (pictured below)
Zac Harris & Katie McKellar
Zac Harris & Cailin Green
Matthew Coghlin & Cailin Green
Zac Harrison & Alice Layton
Will Broad & Ashlee O'Shea
Harry Rule & Nicole Ferreira (pictured below)
Ben Yarwood & Matilda Schacche
Riley Hamilton & Cassie Robertson
Jake Morehead & Caitlyn Hamilton
Paul Diebert & Rashelle Blencowe
Nick Waterson & Cassie Ludeman
Nick Waterson & Jordi Ivey