History

Below are some of the KEY EVENTS in the club's history: 

The following were primarily sourced from the document  History of the Tennis Seniors Association of South Australia 1971 to 2011

1971

The Association was initiated in November 1971 when John P. YOUNG of Victoria asked John MEHAFFEY from South Australia to try and muster players over 45 years of age with a view to starting a SA Division of Veteran’s Tennis

1972

The Veterans' Lawn Tennis Club of Australia – S.A. Division was formally established on Tuesday 12 December 1972

1974

Women’s events were introduced for the first time

1980

Association became affiliated with the SA Tennis Association

1982

Name “Veterans’ Tennis Club of South Australia” was adopted & night team competitions introduced

1986

Australasian Carnival held in Adelaide using the lawn courts at Memorial Drive, Kensington Gardens, Adelaide Oval, and Keswick & Wayville

Need for a Veterans Tennis Headquarters in SA was first identified

First  edition of SA-VET published

1987

Inaugural SA State Veterans' Championships held in Adelaide

1988

Tennis Seniors SA Association became an Incorporated Body

Northern Areas Tennis Seniors Association and Riverland Tennis Seniors Association were established

1989

Association hosted 2nd Australian Masters Games in Adelaide in conjunction with its SA Veterans' Championships

1990

South-East Tennis Seniors Association established

1992

Minimum age for membership lowered to 35, from the original 45

1993

Murray Bridge and District Tennis Seniors Association established

1994

Australasian Tennis Veterans' Championships held in Adelaide

1995

South Park Hockey & Tennis Centre established (hockey field or 12 tennis courts plus pavilion)

2008

Courts 1-6 developed on former bowling greens and Tennis Seniors SA and Adelaide Hockey Club took over the lease of the former bowling club rooms

Hockey field's tennis courts became courts 7-18

2009

Australian Tennis Seniors Championships held in Adelaide

2017

Australian Tennis Seniors Championships held in Adelaide

2019

South Park Seniors Tennis Centre hosted 17th Australian Masters Games that were held in Adelaide

2020

This website established