MELBOURNE CUP @ Manly Tennis Club


$70 per person
Tuesday 7th November
12 – 4pm
Canapes on arrival and a glass of bubbles
Buffet lunch

RSVP by 27 October payment at Manly Tennis Centre
Carmela 0418 795 687

The Secret’s Out!

Seaside Tournament Wins State Award

We are proud to announce that the Clarke and Humel Manly Seaside Tennis
Championships, held annually at the Manly Lawn Tennis Club for the past
nine decades, has been selected as NSW Tournament of the Year for 2017!

“We thank Tennis NSW for giving us this opportunity to share our passion
for this wonderful Tournament and we thank everyone who comes back each
year to play, work and socialise in this fantastic location with us!”
says Manly Tennis Centre’s General Manager Carmela Blackburn. Tennis
Director and Head Pro Scott Blackburn and Marc Dragan have been running
the tournament for the past twenty years with the backing of their
families, together with Max Ward and current and past Manly Lawn Club
Committee members.

With such unprecedented longevity comes a rich history of tennis heroes
whose photographs greet younger generations of players as they enter
the club each Boxing Day to play their own part in adding to
Australia’s great tennis traditions. Its enduring attraction is
testament to Blackburn’s and Dragan’s commitment to the overall quality
of the event, the standard of player amenities provided, the support and
service to players and the exciting atmosphere experienced by players
and spectators alike – all elements recognised by Tennis NSW through
this award.

With the passing of the decades, the nature of tennis tournaments has
changed, and one big change is the attraction of quality sponsorship and
the need to professionally service those sponsors. The Seaside’s major
sponsors, local real state firm Clarke and Humel together with Babolat
and subsidiary sponsors, whose ongoing commitment and support for the
event helps drive it forward, will be rewarded with further national
profile, when the tournament takes on other State winners at the Tennis
Australia Awards in January 2018, at the Australian Open.

Pamela Muir
Editor, The Goss


Raise a racquet and enjoy a fun filled day of tennis and lunch with friends as we raise money for Axel’s Medical Fund and Stem Cell Treatment. Come and support us by playing tennis, joining in for the lunch or you can purchase raffle tickets either on the day or online – every little bit counts.

TO: All welcome
DATE: Thursday 10 August, 2017
WHERE: Manly Lawn Tennis Club House
TIME: 9am – 3pm
COST: Tennis, morning tea, and lunch – $60
Tennis only – $40
Lunch only – $40
Raffle tickets $20 each or 3 for $50

Book or inquire at:
Carmela Blackburn: 0418795687
[email protected]