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Coinciding with the SA Veterans National Championships, the 68th Annual General meeting was held in Bloemfontein on 2 March. Fifty three members and guests attended and the chairman, Mike Dunk, especially welcomed the President of Tennis SA, Gavin Crookes saying it was a pleasure to welcome him especially as it had been a number of years since the President, or any representative from Tennis SA, had attended the meeting.

In his chairman’s report Mike highlighted the tour to Italy which saw 20 members play against the host nation and also watch some of the ATP 1000 series event taking place at the same time. He also mentioned the success of the four junior players who represented Africa at the Compass World Wide junior challenge in Tokyo and said that the life skills they learnt off court will stay with them for many years as much, if not more, than the tennis itself.

The development programmes at Kenton-on-Sea and Vosloorus are ongoing and good to see the Kenton juniors now being able to participate in tournaments. Mike also made brief mention of the clubs upcoming 70th birthday in 2020 when they are planning a number of events with the emphasis on the IC event to take place in Sun City in May when the Legends of South African tennis will be honoured.

Gavin Crookes spoke to the meeting and told them of the progress that Tennis SA was making with regards to development and additional tournaments planned for the future. He also paid tribute to Rene Plant for her work as coach to the SA Fed Cup team.

The committee for 2019 will be;

Chairman;                           Mike Dunk

Secretary;                           June Dunk

Committee members;   Rosanne Duke, Rene Plant, Terrey Schweitzer, Leonie Grondel, Duard Botha and Perry Grant.

Lorna Krog enters her second year as President.

The meeting was followed by dinner and during the evening a slide show of pictures featured the activities of the club over the past year.

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