Ms Judy Smith
Initially¬†played as a Sunday morning Junior and received coaching at the club.¬† Judy¬†joined as full playing member in¬†1978. Over 23 years on committee Judy has fulfilled the following positions: Committee member, Treasurer, Club Captain, Honorary Secretary, Vice President and President. For some of the years in between, when she was not on Committee, she may as well have been!!
When elected President in 2003, Judy became the first female President of the club. ¬†With a very dedicated committee around her Judy started documenting club information for easy access, and re-introduced at the start of the year very successful, both socially and financially, fund raising events at member‚Äôs houses in Hunters Hill. She also re-introduced monthly newsletters, started a program to update internal and external facilities, (with great assistance from Robert Bradshaw), and updated club championship honour boards to include members‚Äô christian names and familial relationships within the club. Judy was also instrumental in getting the club’s website up and running.¬†For many many years even when she wasn‚Äôt Treasurer she was responsible for finalising the club‚Äôs financial statements and co-ordinating the year end audits. She initiated and submitted numerous articles about the club to local papers and co-ordinated badge teams, and ran successful membership drives.
Over and above everything else Judy has always made a concerted effort to try and keep in contact not only with all current members but also past members.
Judy‚Äôs commitment to tennis has not just been here at the club. With Tennis NSW she was the Chairperson of the Ladies Badge Grading Committee for a number of years and¬†fulfilled the role of Administrator of overall Ladies Badge for two years.¬†Judy oversaw the introduction of TNSW‚Äôs online badge result recording system.
The members elected Judy as a Life Member at the Club’s Annual General Meeting on the 3rd December 2014.
Judy has also been a strong supporter of Discover Hunters Hill over several years helping with her accounting skills to develop an adminstration and accounty system for the association.