It was our pleasure at the AGM to announce that Maria Szekely has been chosen by the Club Committee to be Honorary Club President for 2019.

Maria has worked tirelessly for the club for many years in different capacities. She was Club Chair from 2002-2005 during which time courts 3, 4 and 5 were resurfaced and floodlights installed on court 3; the online court booking system was introduced; and team selection processes and team coaching were introduced. Whilst Maria is the first to say that she was merely part of a team and that appreciation should be passed elsewhere, she has also done much else for the club, including managing court allocations for many years, acting as junior section representative, acting as captain for several women’s, mixed and midweek teams, hosting social events, and even turning her hand to redesigning and refurbishing the kitchen. We are delighted to acknowledge her huge contribution and commitment to the club.