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LGBTI clubs Tennis Sydney and Amazon Tennis unite

LGBTI clubs Tennis Sydney and Amazon Tennis unite

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 15 May 2014 23:30 Written by // Ron Hughes

LGBTI sporting group Tennis Sydney and lesbian tennis group Amazon Tennis have announced they will be forming a partnership.

A Memorandum of Understanding between the two groups has been formulated which aligns the administration of both clubs in terms of membership, insurance and financial management.

Tennis Sydney was established in 1989 and hosts two major Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) tournaments per year and mid-week competitions for up to one hundred players three times a year, as well as regular Sunday Social tennis and social events.

Since Amazon Tennis was formed in 1995 it has grown into a major part of the lesbian sporting community, offering weekly competition and social tennis all year round.

“Amazon Tennis will benefit greatly from Tennis Sydney’s established administration, insurance coverage, and contacts within the  GLTA worldwide and through their Membership to Tennis NSW,” Tracey Macmillan from the Amazons said.

“It also makes sense to have the only two LGBTI tennis groups in Sydney in partnership together,” Tennis Sydney President Brendan Moore said.

"We trust this partnership will see the growth in both groups and provide greater opportunities for players in our local competitions and tournaments and also for visiting players from inter-state and overseas.”

A formal signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and celebration of the partnership will take place in June

Further details about Tennis Sydney and Amazon Tennis and how to get involved may be found at www.tennissydney.org.au or https://www.facebook.com/playtennissydney


Ron Hughes

Ron Hughes

Ron Hughes is the editor of SA's only LGBTI magazine, blaze.

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