What a fantastic weekend of celebrations! From the cocktail evening on Friday evening, the Caro Bowl tennis followed by the formal / black tie dinner on Saturday, and then the Wardrobes Direct "Wimbledon Whites" tournament on Sunday - lots of reminiscing and catching up with old friends, as well as making many, many new memories.Congratulations to the organising committee for a wonderfully organised "show"!
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Andre Aggasi zooms in to say "Happy Birthday" to PLTC
Hello everyone, Andre Agassi here. Just wanted to say "Hi", and also say "Congratulations Parnell Lawn Tennis Club for 150 amazing years - what an accomplishment!" Thank you for all the years of service to your community, and also for all the years of supporting the great sport of tennis. I wish you all my best, and I look forward to coming down there soon and seeing you all in person. God bless - touch out.
A few images from across the three days - lots more in Photo Galleries!
The weekend celebrations began with a cocktail party at the clubrooms giving more than 200 people an opportunity to catch up with friends, current and past members and see our new facilities. Ex-president and life member Ru Douglas performed the opening mihi, which was followed by a rousing rendition of Sweet Caroline as the closing karakia. This was followed by a welcome speech from current president Graeme Fraser.
Principal sponsor Jaguar had one of their top-of-the-line Jaguar F-Pace Type R sportscars on Peter Fletcher court for the evening. Members were seen queueing to sign up for a chance to win the use of the car for a weekend.
The evening ended with some energetic dancing from enthusiastic members and guests.
Daytime - The battle lines were drawn for the first Caro Bowl mens challenge between PLTC Head and Karaka at the club - starring some ex-Davis Club players battling it out in inclement weather unfortunately. Another success for the club with PLTC taking out the match 4 - 2. A great way to continue our weekend of celebrations.
Evening - A formal / black tie dinner was held "Under the Dome" at the Auckland Museum. Members and guests were joined by our Patron and the newly appointed Deputy Mayor amongst many other dignitaries. Attendees were entertained by some great presentations and the well kept secret for the night was American former world No 1, Andre Agassi, wishing the club congratulations on it's achievement. A wonderful evening had by all.
Wardrobes Direct "Wimbledon Whites" Tennis Tournament
This was to be an opportunity to see how players back in the day played our game. After a couple of false starts due to weather conditions, members managed to play some social tennis with their wooden racquets followed by a trivia quiz on all things tennis and a test of their knowledge about the club.
Prizegiving and Formalities
The weekend ended with prizes for "best dressed" and some spot prizes. This was followed by some formalities and a speech from our Patron, Ex President and Life Member Peter Wilson. Ex-president and Life Member Cavell Morgan (Age 98) was given the honour of cutting the cake to end the celebrations.
Our 150th anniversary branded clothing is now available for order. Get into the celebratory spirit and support the club at the same time. All items are embroidered with our 150th anniversary logo. Take a look at the photos of our very own members modeling the shirts and hat, and then contact Feleti at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements. The Pro Shop has a full range of sample shirts in all sizes for you to try, and we now have good levels of stock for most items.
Polo shirts (unisex) $55.00Royal blue or white, sizes from M (medium) through to XL (extra large)
Ladies shirts (round-neck or v-neck) $50.00Navy blue or white, sizes from S (small) through to L (large)
Hat (unisex) $35.00White, free size to fit all head shapes.
Towels $30.00Generously sized, high-quality emroidered hand towels in four different colours. Made by Christy (the same maker as the Wimbledon towels).
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