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GREYMOUTH TENNIS CLUB

ANNUAL MEETING

The annual meeting of the ■ Greymouth Tennis Club was held last night in the Town Hall building. Mr. . D. McKay was in the chair, and the following members were present: — Misses Perkins, Fricker, Berry, Stanford, Tennant, Nazer. Smith, Sk'oglund (2), and Kettle; Messrs. Chalk, Kitchingham, Griffen, Coates, ana ■Ferguson. ANNUAL REPORT. The annual report was as follows : "The 1912 season was in several respects rather an unsatisfactory one. The new courts on the Town Belt did not dry as quickly as was expected ,and when dry, were found to be very rough. Play was consequently carried on mostly at the High Street courts, and as the pavilion had been shifted from these courts the lack of a place for shelter was felt keenly in a season which was the wettest for several years. "The "annual "A" grade . matches with Hokitika were played as usual, the home team in each case proving the winner. Two "B" grade matches were played with Hokitika. both both matches being- won by the Grey team. ~" ''The ladies' singles' championship was won by Mrs. Patterson and trie men's was again won by Mr. Chalk. "Two handicap matches were also played during the season, the ladies' doubles were won by Mrs -Nancarrow and Miss Stanford, and the men's doubles by Messrs Griffin and Moftson. "The dub again owes thanks to Sir Arthur Guinness for allowing mem. bers the use of his court. "The club, has also ■ to. thanlc the United Club for the use of its courts for the "A" match with- Hokitika. "The West Coast Tennis • Tournament was played in Greymouth during Easter week under the management of the Grey and United clubs, and considering the unfavourable weather conditions, was very successful. "Members of the clubs won the following events : — r. Combined Doubles. Championship, won by Miss Stanford and Mr. Chalk. ■ 2. Men's Doubles Championship, won by Messrs Monson and Moss. 3. Men's singles championship, won by Mr. Chalk. 4. Ladies' singles handicap won by Miss Smith. 5. Ladies' doubles handicap, won by Miss Berry and Miss Monson, of Nelson. 6. Combined doublies handicap, won by Miss Kettle and Mr. Blair. 7. Men's singles handicap, won by Mr. Moss. "During the past winter the ladies have conducted a series of dances, which have resulted in - much pleasure, for the members and profit for the club. ; I "The new courts were top-dressed in May last, and when the top dressing dries thoroughly they . should be very satisfactory. For a month or so, however, the surface is likely to get soft on hot days, and members will have to refrain from till the courts cool again. — x "The club's financial position is> very good, as 'apart from the amount owing on the debentures, viz., .£275, there are practicaHy no outsanding liabilities. It is proposed to return five debentures at present, and it is anticipated that with reasonable economy there will be no difficulty in paying off the debentures at a greater rate than ,£25 per year and at the^ same time improving the courts till they are convenient in every respect and as beautiful as it is possible to make asphalt courts appear." The chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said that the club had to be ■ congratulated on the splendid year just passed. It spoke well for the members that £275 of-deben-tures at £5 each had been taken up by the club's own members'. It was a far better Avay of going -about things than by "a'- bank overdraft. They had erected three courts, at a value of £325, and it would take very little to keep them going; The annual expenditure of the club would run into about £40. The; report and balance-sheet were adopted. The elction of officers resulted as "follows: President Mr. D. McKay; secretary, Mr. C. Chalk; treasurer, Mr. E. Mabin; committee. Messrs. F. Kitchingham, T. E. Coates, J. Griffen, J. H. Lewis, H.Doogan, F. Nancarrow!" "... Ladies' . Committee: Misses P. Smith, Baxter, .M. Fricker, ' and Nazer. The opening day was fixed for Saturday next. :'. The chairman moved that the arrangement of the courts for novices b e left in the hands of a sub-committee to present at a subsequent meeting. — Carried. A discussion then took place- as to what constituted a novice. It was resolved that the classifica-. ■tion of .members be left in the hands; .of the committee to decide. A recommendation was made to the. committee that they consider/the advisability of purchasing a lawn, mower. Mr. Chalk moved that the Hon. Sir A. R. Guinness be approached re the use of his court for the ensuing year. -Carried. ' ■ Mr. Coates moved that a vote, of thanks be. put on record in the minutes Ito Messrs. Kitchingham and Chalk 'for the good work done by those gentlemen, who had placed the club in its present excellent condition. The chairman seconded the motion, which was carried. A. vote "of thanks was passed to the friends of : the club who had assisted at the .dances given during the sea- ■ son,' ■'[ ■ ' ■• . ' ' .v ' . ..

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Grey River Argus, Grey River Argus, 15 October 1912

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GREYMOUTH TENNIS CLUB Grey River Argus, 15 October 1912

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