Life Membership

Life Membership is recognised by the Whangaparaoa Tennis Club as the highest recognition that can be awarded to a member. It should retain its prestige and not be awarded lightly.

Life Membership is an honour bestowed on individual club members whose exceptional, loyal and outstanding service and contribution has provided a measurable benefit to the club over an extended period of time.

It must be recognised that there will be an element of subjectivity in the criteria due to the wide range of how members can aid to the betterment of the club.

The following document is authoritative support for the criteria Life Member nominees should possess, and the procedures to be followed for a person to be nominated for Life Membership.

Whangaparaoa Tennis Club Life Members

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DON McINTYRE

Life Membership awarded 1995
Member 25+ years, President (6 years), Club Captain (5 years)
Involved with getting the club started in the early 1960’s after a lull in membership. Instrumental in building the clubhouse at Edith Hopper Park and active involvement in all aspects of maintenance and construction.

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TUKU GRAHAM

Life Membership awarded 1995
Member 25+ years, longstanding Executive member
Involved with getting the club started in the early 1960’s after a lull in membership and responsible for the junior program for a number of years.

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PHYLL ROBERTS

Life Membership awarded 2002
Longstanding member and long tenure as Treasurer & Secretary

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LARRY CROSS

Life Membership awarded 2002
Member 25+ years, President (5 years), Club Captain (11 years), ran Mens Day and Ladies Day for more than 15 years.
Involved with getting the club started in the early 1960’s after a lull in membership.
Club Delegate for region, ran junior tennis for 10 years and helped Rodney juniors win Northland competition, awarded Tennis Northern Outstanding Club Contribution in 2013

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TONY WEBER

Life Membership awarded 2017
Member 20+ years, President (4 years), Executive member (more than 8 years)
Very actively involved with Tennis Northern since 2014, including Chairman.
Strong advocate for the club regionally.

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ADRIENNE CROAD

Life Membership awarded 2017
Member 20+ years, Executive member 10+ years, Club Captain
Recognised twice by Tennis Northern, winning Chelsea Cup Sportsperson of Year in 2003 and Club Volunteer of the Year in 2016.

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BRYAN BARRETT

Life Membership awarded 2017
Member 15+ years, President (3 years), Club Captain (3 years), Executive member, Bar Manager for 9 years and Maintenance Manager.
Awarded Tennis Northern Administrator of Year in 2009 and organiser of Mens Day, Ladies Day, and club tournaments for a number of years.