The photos below were supplied by Adrian Funston in April 2021. Adrian is the son of the late Allan Funston. Allan was one of the founding members of the current Berwick Tennis Club in the late 1940’s and was President between 1948 and 1952 and again between 1955 and 1957 and was also honoured with a life membership of the club. Allan was also a committee member of the Berwick Cemtery Trust next to the courts and the cemetery rotunda was named in his honour in 2014.
Many of the photos have the old tennis club house and the cricket/footy ground in the background. The buildings/sheds behind the goalposts would have belonged to Burr Hill property and the residence can just be made out in background. Note the fence poles around the court which Adrian believes came from saplings cut at Gordon & Helen Fyfe’s property in Beaumont Rd.
Good Sports Club
Sporting clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and have a responsibility to our members and their families. We have chosen to join over 7000 clubs across Australia taking part in the Good Sports program. Through Good Sports we are committed to managing alcohol responsibly and ensuring smoke free areas, which we believe will help us to provide a healthy, safe and family friendly environment. Together, we are helping inspire a healthier sporting nation.