The Davis Cup practices at Hunters Hill provided one of the more special moments at the club in its recent history and the sight of all those wonderful players up close on the courts will stay in our memories for years to come.
Hunters Hill Members can be rightfully proud to have hosted the practice sessions at the club this year and I want to recognise the excellent work put in by our Green Options green keepers, led by Marty Shipp, to prepare the playing surface. In the lead up and during the practices our whole Hunters Hill team committed fully to make it so successful. Marty and Will prepared the courts and then readied them again each day, sometimes staying back until dusk to pull the covers on after practice finished. The efforts included Caroline and Jane's commitment and work to upgrade the garden and grounds; our club hosts - Jane, Martin, Kitty, Caroline, Alf, Julie, Bill, Cheryl, Kathy, Andrew, Ruth, Denise, Rita, Sue, Edmond, Deb, Joe, Kate, and Andrew Pavli all making sure we were ready for the visitors each day; and Sergio & Lee photographing the event and ensuring our Slovakian visitors were looked after. Thank you Andrew Pavli for your inspiration and help with the video. Well done everyone on your achievements.
What were two of the most wonderful aspects however was the pure joy of Members and community visitors alike to be sharing our Hunters Hill courts with players of this calibre, and for our Club to be working with Tennis Australia to play our role in supporting these Davis Cup teams.
It was indeed a special week, and I hope you enjoy the short video above to relive those special moments.
Sally Stobo, President