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A second club of the year nomination

For the second time in as many weeks, Ōtaki Sports Club has been shortlisted for a prestigious club of the year award.

In late April, the club was shortlisted for the Tennis Central club of the year award.

This morning we were shortlisted for the prestigious Wellington Sport Awards club of the year.

We were shortlisted for our “outstanding achievements and the great contribution … made to tennis” in the past year.

We are up against Eastern Suburbs (Cricket), Waikanae Beach (Tennis), Wellington Wildcats (Ultimate Frisbee) and Hutt United (Hockey) for the award to be announced at an event in Wellington on 5 July.

The development of all the club’s recent tennis initiatives has been led by club member Adam Shelton, who himself has been shortlisted for Tennis Central’s annual Volunteer of the Year award for the work.

Adam said the tennis programmes and infrastructure being put in place means the club is well-placed to continue its development.

“We’re just a small club and it’s taken a lot of hard work to get to where we are, but Ōtaki really embraced tennis this summer and that positive response is motivating us to keep things moving, and growing,” he said.

“We’re creating as many tennis pathways for our community as we can, given our size and resources, to enable everyone to learn and love the game.”

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