The 55th Lucindale Easter Tournament was held over the weekend in spectacular conditions at the Lucindale Country Club. With the event cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, it was with enthusiasm that regular players returned, booking out the campsite in advance.
Entries were also good, with numbers not recorded in the last six years. A full calendar of events was on offer over the Easter weekend at the Lucindale Country Club with juniors, vets and open events.
Participants included everyone from newcomers right through to A graders, with golf events such as pairs ambrose on Friday, night golf Friday night and the Easter Cup Stroke event on Saturday.
With 187 players in 23 various events, the tournament desk was kept busy scheduling over 350 matches over the three days. And while the action on the main courts was pretty hot, it was noted the real talent could be seen each day on the mini Hot Shots court on the hill.
With upwards of 15 kids at a time lining up to challenge each other, organisers said it was a positive sign for the future of the popular tournament. A special presentation was held following trophy presentations on Saturday evening when guest Gary Copping presented Leanne Graetz with Life Membership of the Lucindale Tennis Club.
Leanne’s enormous contribution to the club was detailed and extends through four decades of executive roles, representing the club and association in local regional and interstate events and her passionate promotion of the club and the Easter Tournament.
The Lucindale Tennis committee would like to acknowledge the generosity of our major sponsors and trophy donors; Mini Jumbuk, Richmond Park White Suffolk & Mulgundawa Poll Dorsets Studs, Trans Australian Livestock and Freight Management, Kelsh Livestock, Graetzy’s Transport, Kuti Shack and Osbourne Mechanical.