LAWN TENNIS NOTES.
The work of preparing the various tennis greens, public and private, throughout the otty, is being, proceeded with vigorously, and signs are not wanting that a good deal of interest will' be manifested in the game during the forthcoming season.: . The Otago Club hold their annual meeting in the Pavilion to-morrow afternoon. The balance-sheet which will he presented by Seoretary Ward shows, reoeipts last year from all BOuroes aihounting to £2lB lis 6d. The expenditure, includes an amount of £65 on-the pavilion and the ground. The number of playing members is at present seventy, but with auoh splendid courts this number should be very muoh larger. As the clubs will be holding their annual meetings during the next week or two it might, not be out of place to make a sug. geation which, if adopted, is calculated to have a'beneficial influence. The suggestion is this t that each club should have a recognised championship to be played outright each season; ; This in; a way is observed now, but it Visj competed for so informally that even of the' members of the clubß xraly a few know who the champion is. The'Kaituna Club play for a cup, but it is Qompeted for on the American system, and no one has ever won it yet. If the different clubs instituted a roll of honor and kept a permanent record, say in their pavilions, of who the.cbampion for each, ypar is, there can be little doubt that it would have a stimulating effect on players and engender greater interest in the club championship competitions. This would not interfere with the trophies at present awarded to the champions, but even here there is opportunity for beneficial reform in the way of having the trophy engraved and formally presented to the winner at a general meeting of members.
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LAWN TENNIS NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 10451, 22 October 1897