Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club – The Tennis BC Excellence Awards were presented this past weekend at the 2018 Tennis BC Annual General Meeting. In addition to the awards, Tennis BC honoured retiring board members, presented a Tennis Canada award, as well as, announced the 2018 Ed Siemens Memorial Tennis Fund bursary recipients.

Every year Tennis BC honours the outstanding and invaluable achievements and contributions of members throughout our community. Nominations are submitted by members of our community (you!) every summer and the recipients announced at our AGM.

It is with great honour and pride that we announce this year’s winners. Congratulations!

Janet Jang
Volunteer Appreciation
Kelly Hubbard
Contribution to Community Tennis
Steve Manley
Community Coach of the Year
Senior Western Indoor
Nationals Organizing Committee
Contribution to Senior Tennis
Zach Ohlin
High Performance Coach of the Year
Vasek Pospisil
Male Player of the Year
Rebecca Marino
Female Player of the Year
Chih Chi Huang
Junior Male Player of the Year
Sophia Ho
Junior Female Player of the Year
Claire Allan

Excellence in Officiating

We also recognized the contributions of two of our retiring board members, Yevgeniy Meshcherekov and Patrick Caffrey. We thank them for their dedication to tennis in BC and wish them all the best.

John McMurchy, a Past President of our Board, and someone who continues to be an integral part of our sport in BC was presented with a Tennis Canada award.

Ed Siemens Memorial Tennis Fund
For the first time, we also presented deserving young high performance players with the Ed Siemens Memorial Tennis Fund bursary. Thank you to Doug Milne for attending the awards ceremony to present our recipients with their bursaries, as well as, share with all of us more about Ed Siemens himself. Congratulations to our Ed Siemens Tennis Fund recipients:

Maryjoe Crisologo
Grace Haugen
Henry Ren

Chloe Yoo

Learn more about the Ed Siemens Memorial Tennis Fund

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Tennis BC AGM and Excellence Awards presentation. We look forward to another successful year, on and off the court!

The 2018 Annual Report can be found here. For photos from the AGM and Excellence Awards, click here.