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Celebration for George Spinks’ 90th Birthday

Dear Members,

Last Thursday we had an impressive turn up of social members ready to acknowledge and celebrate the longevity, humour and fitness of our great mate George Spinks on his 90th birthday.

George has been a member of the club since the mid-seventies, so he has seen many changes and new faces over the years. He moved up to Dee Why a few years ago but has continued to drive back on a Tuesday and Thursday to enjoy the company of friends and play a few sets of tennis. He puts his great health down to a nightly glass of wine (thank goodness), mowing the lawn, tennis, walking, annual skiing trips and keeping busy generally. He is definitely an inspiration to all of us and long may his continued membership of the club continue. Below are a few photos of the day.

George Spinks Birthday Party at Bareena Park Tennis Club NSW Australia
Birthday Group Photo


Dear Members,

The year definitely ended on a positive note at the club as we enjoyed a very enjoyable lunch and music session. Everyone brought enough food tonsure that a feast was available to all. Special mention must go to Jian and his wife who spent at least two hours making traditional dish that everyone tried straight from the chefs. Once again, the new kitchen really made life easy for the organisers and organisers. We thanked Robyn for he amazing bunting that she made and gifted to us earlier this year and Carmella for sorting out the ‘dishwasher dilemma!’. Andrew Cheong, our Vice President was awarded the Carolyn Gibbons Trophy for his continued support and enthusiasm in all things to do with the Club.

Having postponed the lunch due to excessive temperatures the week before, we ended up with a day that was wet and miserable with only four people brave enough to play tennis. However, members were certainly not deterred and showed up in large numbers intent on having a great time. We were extremely lucky this year to have even more of our members volunteer their time and talents to play numerous musical instruments and to lead us in a range of popular numbers as well as Carols. Many thanks to Chris, Heidi and Andrew for joining Ron, Carolyn, Anne and Bryan in forming an amazing band that made the day.

Tennis Club Members at Christmas Lunch NSW
Happy People at Christmas Event
Christmas Music Band
Christmas Carols by the Club Members
Lunch Time with Santa Claus


The Club Championships have been successfully concluded for the year and the worthy recipients have been awarded their prizes. Thanks to everyone who entered, it doesn’t matter if you were knocked out in the round robins as you added to the fun of the competition which resulted in several very social days at the club.

Carrie Croke & Stephen Baldwin

Craig Oliver & Roland Martin

Carol Townley & Carolyn Gibbons

Ben Sarson

Craig and Roland beat Andrew and Stuart to claim their fourth men’s doubles championship. We were all pleased to see that they did not achieve this result without some hard work as the challengers took them to three sets. Roland’s daughter Savannah and her friend Indy kept us all fed and watered with their delicious homemade biscuits and lemonade, thanks girls.

Our very sporting vice president, Andrew gave Ben a few extra weeks to get match fit for the singles final and then was beaten over three very exciting and hot sets. He then went home for a magnesium bath and returned to play in the mixed doubles in the
afternoon. Andrew and Bella played Carrie and Stephen who were playing together for the first time. Again, it was a great match and went to three sets, but Carrie and Stephen finally prevailed and won the match.

As mentioned before, Carol and Carolyn won the women’s doubles for the second time and have no intention of resting on their laurels, so we look forward to some more competitors next year to give them a good workout!

Commiserations to Andrew for making three finals and coming runner up in all three.

As always, Andrew was sporting in defeat, but he will be back with avengeance next year I’m sure.

Best Wishes,
Maggie Lang

Junior Tennis Players
Mens Tennis Players
Bareena Park Tennis Club NSW Players
Tennis Friends
Mixed Tennis Match NSW
Tennis Player Photos
Womens Tennis Match
NSW Womens Tennis Players

Last but not least, many thanks to Jeff who always contributes to the smooth running of these events.

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