Tennis awards served up

25 October 2023|Community News, Sport| Off Comments off on Tennis awards served up|

The state’s tennis community came together in Hobart recently to honour the contributions of volunteers, clubs, players, coaches, officials and schools at the 2023 Tasmanian Tennis Awards.

Ten award recipients were recognised for their outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to the sport, while Richard Fromberg was inducted into Tasmania’s Tennis Hall of Fame.

Ulverstone-born Fromberg, who now lives in Melbourne, was also guest speaker at Awards.

“The Awards are fantastic and it’s a big surprise to receive this award,” he said.

“I started playing tennis when I was nearly 10 years old and loved it. We just had a racquet lying around at home and I used to go and hit against a brick wall for hours and hours every day.

“Some of the best advice I’ve had is probably ‘don’t ever give up’ – the hardest point to win for a lot of players is the last point. Even though you could be close to losing a match you’re actually very close to winning at the same time. So just keep going and never give up.

“The tennis community is fantastic to be part of. Hopefully we have more Tasmanian players in the future that can follow along.”

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