Maccabi Tennis Club will celebrate 100 years of tennis action on Sunday, October 22, from 11.30am to 4pm.
This is an important moment in the history of the Australian Jewish community and for Jewish community sports in Australia, as the Club believes it was the first Jewish sporting club to be established in Australia in 1923.
The committee invites the community to come and “reminisce about the past, embrace the present and build for the future”.
President Ryan Behr said, “I encourage our community to drop in to celebrate our centenary. We welcome past, current and future players and their families to join in the festivities.
“Bring your tennis gear and have a hit over the net, or try your hand at pickleball, one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Grab a bite at the barbecue and take in the junior championships finals.”
Treasurer Marcus Frajman said, “So many Jewish families have played tennis at Alma Road and Doncaster over the years and at our home base in Bentleigh East.
“Don’t miss the exhibition match between former federal treasurer and six-time club champion Josh Frydenberg and 2023 club champion James Oklander,” he added.
There is a range of raffle prizes to be won including 2024 Australian Open tickets; a tennis racquet, racquet bag and other accessories (courtesy of Prelli Tennis); private tennis lesson with Maccabi Tennis Club head coach Asaf Nagar (courtesy of Trademark Tennis); and Classic Cinema movie passes.
Maccabi Tennis Club is located at 92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh and entry is free. Please pre-register for catering purposes by securing your free ticket: events.humanitix.com/maccabi-tennis-club-open-day-celebrating-100-years