Port Elliot Tennis Club has reached the highest level of achievement in the Office for Recreation and Sport’s Starclub Club Development Program, becoming a ‘Recognised Starclub’.
The Starclub Club Development Program has been designed for use by sport and active recreation clubs of all sizes.
It assesses and supports sporting clubs in five key areas of management; Governance, Coaches and Officials, Volunteer Management, Safe Environments, Welcoming and Inclusiveness, as well as Sustainability.
President of the Port Elliot Tennis Club Scott Nottle said the club’s clear vision and planning for the future has laid a foundation for ongoing success across all areas at the club.
“Our current night tennis program and court upgrades are just two examples of things moving in the right direction. Well done to all involved,” Scott said.
“The club has developed a Business Plan and is actively implementing it, there is a strong culture of volunteering and community engagement within the club, the club has successfully partnered with a range of organisations including Tennis SA, Alexandrina Council and the Office for Recreation and Sport to upgrade playing facilities over the past eight years, membership is strong and junior membership programs (ANZ hotshots program) has approximately 80 kids.
“We laso have an excellent link with Tozer Tennis Academy to provide coaching opportunities for up and coming players and other participation opportunities in the Foundation Cup, Country Carnival, Saturday competition, Tennis SA tournaments and we offer outstanding social tennis opportunities for senior tennis and night tennis programs are run year round.”