East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club (EFLTC) has been named Most Outstanding Large Club at the 2019 WA
Tennis Industry Awards Night.
The club was one of two finalists, and claimed the coveted award for the first time in the club’s 113 year history.
EFLTC was a standout performer in its class as a result of its inclusive, accessible and sustainable direction.
Focused on the delivery of tennis to a more diverse audience, EFLTC has worked to engage under-represented
groups through a comprehensive program of tennis activities including Cardio Tennis, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots,
coaching lessons, junior and adult league teams and extensive social play offerings.
Rounding out the clubs offerings to its 208 members, are Family Fun Nights, Corporate Days, Wine and Cheese
Tasting Nights, Champagne Breakfasts and Trivia Nights.
Ensuring a fully inclusive culture, the club offers a crèche service during mid-week Cardio Tennis, has installed
a Universal Access Toilet (UAT) and moved to modify the clubs definition of ‘Couple Members’ to be fully
inclusive regardless of gender or LGBTI status.
Aided by a $200K SportAus grant and a $100K contribution from the Town of East Fremantle, the club is working
to capitalise on the picturesque views of the Swan River with upgrade plans including hall refurbishments,
lighting upgrades and a dedicated table tennis pavilion complete with shared clubrooms.
Demonstrating the importance of building relationships with various stakeholders, the club also shares its
facilities with community organisations, including Taoist Tai Chi, Yoga and Line Dancing.
Club President Mr Graeme Smith says the award is a valuable recognition of the hard work and strategic
direction of the club and its volunteers.
“This award recognises the considerable drive and vision of a great group of volunteers and staff who are
leading EFLTC towards a bright future in partnership with our local council, The Town of East Fremantle, Tennis
West, SportAus, Federal and State Government. We have turned our vision for the club into reality”
“We are very proud of our heritage, but at the same time, we have ensured that we have the latest technology,
state of the art facilities, and redevelopments that allow our club to be accessible and inclusive to everyone in
“We thank Tennis West for the encouragement this provides.” Mr Smith said.
Tennis Factory are proud to be the coaching partner for the club as we strive to build better players and create tennis opportunities for everyone.