The Milton Ulladulla District Tennis Association just wanted to give people a sense of normality last week.
The association supported the Ulladulla Tennis Academy's initiative to help local families by offering the recent holiday tennis camp free of charge. Head coach, Kevin Murphy, came up with the idea, allowing the adults to get out and either help friends in need or attend to any duties or activities they need to undertake themselves, as the community attempts to return to some sort of normality.
If you scaled Kevin's contribution to the community on what the cost to the families for the numbers participating would have been to attend a regular Tennis Camp the contribution would be over $12k.
Over 1500 sausages, 60 loaves of bread, 10 watermelons, 200 oranges, 100 apples and 500 ice blocks were proudly provided by the Milton Ulladulla District Tennis Club, and prepared and served by a group of volunteers who kindly donated their time.
Kevin and his team will be running another holiday camp from Monday, January 20 through until Thursday, January 23.
The cost of this camp will be $30 per day and will feature all the on-court fun, activities and icy poles of the free camp.
If your children have attended last week and want more or if you missed out and your kids would like to experience the fun side of tennis you are fully welcome. Contact Kevin on 0417359721 to register.
Meanwhile, a host of local players have gone into the new year in top form and with a couple of first-time rankings and either near to or career-high Australian ranking.
As of the first ranking update of the new year locally we have Natasha Phillips-Edgar ranked as Australia's 696 women's player .
Locals in the men's list are: 183 - Anton Willett, a career-high; 1511 - Paul Metzler, first time ranking; 1511 - Haydn Myers, first time ranking; 1650 - Thomas Hatcher- Nee, a career-high; 2197 - William Hatcher-Nee, a career-high; 2996 - Rylan O'Sullivan; 3214 - Brock Pearse; and 3283 - Tyrone Matthews, a career-high.