Name change for tennis club

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St Luke’s Thomastown Tennis Club has a new name.

The club’s committee recently decided on a name change to better align with its “diverse multicultural membership”.

The club is now known as Thomastown Tennis Club.

“It is important to our club that our name reflects our local community and that our name is inclusive of all within it,” the club said in a statement.

“Whilst we have changed our name, we keep our strong and proud history with us. A history that has been built by the generations of families who have come through our club and those who remain as players, committee and supporters.

“The club’s historic honour boards continue to hang proudly in the club rooms demonstrating our strong history of success and participation, and now our club name proudly demonstrates our club’s commitment to our community to be a club where everyone has a place to play tennis in a safe and welcoming environment. This is what we are most proud of.”

Member Rosie Atta said the club’s community spirit was “infectious”.

“The efforts of many individuals at this club who have been responsible for building such a wonderful club, amazing courts and facilities with an inclusive culture, have much to be proud of … Every person is valued, appreciated and this evokes a sense of belonging which is an important foundation for social and emotional wellbeing,” she said.

The club will host a come and try day on Sunday, October 17at its Rowen Street courts.