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100-year milestone for Paeroa Tennis & Squash Club

It’s not every day people get to attend a 100-year birthday, but members of the Paeroa Tennis & Squash Club will do exactly that in a few weeks to celebrate the club’s centenary.
Former, current and lifelong members of the club are invited to gather on February 24 along with friends, family and anyone who wishes to celebrate the momentous occasion.
President Bruce Nicol told The Profile the event would kick off at 3pm with a mix and mingle, including tea and scones.
Photos, speeches and stories will be shared about the club, the people and its history, followed by a special cutting of the cake by Cliff Pett and Rita Bedford.
“We’ll just have photos of old presidents, and old club champs and old committee people,” Bruce said.
“Just an afternoon of photos and remember[ing].”
An early supper will be served at 5pm, which people need to register for.
“People can have a chat about things and we’ll have a bit of a demo tennis game in the evening at 6 o’clock,” he said.
The club’s top players will be taking part in the exhibition tennis match. The first game will be a singles set between area coaches Sven Van Touw and Bodin Aleksic, who will then team up and play a doubles set against club champs Brad Van Hellemond and Paul Bowman.
Past and present members will be invited to have a hit on the day as well.
When asked what had kept the club strong for 100 years, Bruce said overall, tennis and squash were good sports.
“It’s a good physical outlet and so people have liked doing it,” he said.
“We’ve always had a well-run club.”
DETAILS: To find out more information about the centenary and to register for supper tickets at $25 per person, contact Mandy Souchon at or 027 431 1640.