Bert Bertridge was presented with the lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Taupo Sports Awards at the Wairakei Resort Hotel on the 8th of November

Congratulations and well deserved Bert and thank you all you doing and have done to keep our courts and grounds in top shape


Rotorua Challenge

Brief history of the Sandra Cutler Memorial Bell


At primary school in Palmerston North Sandra was a bell monitor and on her retirement after many years as a teacher at the same school she was presented with the old school bell.


After retirement Sandra and Lyndsay Cutler played tennis together at the Rotorua Tennis Club until Sandra passed away in 2014.

On moving to the Taupo Tennis Club Lyndsay engraved and donated the bell to be played for as a trophy on a challenge basis between the Taupo and Rotorua midweek tennis groups.

The photo shows the two team captains with the Bell Trophy which was won by Rotorau Tennis Club.


Tennis BOP would like to congratulate Boaz Mellor from the Taupo Tennis Club on his selection in the Tennis Waikato Bays (made up of Tennis Waikato/Thames Valley, Tennis Western BOP, Tennis Eastern [Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay] and TBOP) team to play at the Tennis New Zealand National Junior Tournament being held in Christchurch mid-January.

Three TBOP players were selected for the TWB team. They are: Nick Beamish (U16 boys – Rotorua Tennis Club), Tara Purcell (U16 girls – Whakatane Tennis Club) and Boaz Mellor (U14 boys – Taupo Tennis Club).

TBOP congratulates all these players and recognises the hard work and commitment they have shown to reach the ranking required for selection. We wish them all the best in the tournament.

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