West Port Macquarie Tennis Club Committee 2022


President:  Geoff Beard

Vice President:  Cec  Newey

Secretary:  Cheryl Beard 

Treasurer:   David Clayton

Facebook Administrator and Child Protection Officer: Lesley Ware M: 0423 908 424

Social Activities Coordinator: Sandy Rosenbladh

Membership Officer: Peter Emmerson

Wayne Pallot:


Geoff Beard: President

I grew up in Sydney’s western suburbs and started playing tennis at the age of 10.

I was a high school teacher and Tennis Australia Advanced Tennis Coach.

I have been a member of the Club since 2007,

Committee member since 2015 and President since 2018.

My wife Cheryl and I joined the committee to support the great work being done at the club.

At our tennis club we are able to play high quality social tennis in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Cec Newey: Vice-President

I grew up in Balmain (Tigertown).

My occupation was manager with NSW Treasury.

I have been playing tennis for 65yrs.

My role is to produce a club Newsletter and to support the President in the day to day running of the Tennis Club.

I joined the committee to give something back to a club that has given me so much joy as a member.

The most enjoyable part of being a member of WPMTC are the friendships I have made.


Cheryl Beard: Secretary

I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney and started playing tennis at about 10 years of age.

I was a classroom teacher and later Assistant Principal of a Primary School.

My tennis career spans over 63 years.

I joined the committee because I thought it was time to give something back to the club.

Our club provides a great social atmosphere and the availability of regular social tennis. The club has also made my retirement more purposeful and enjoyable.

David Clayton: Treasurer

I grew up in Northbridge, Sydney.

My occupation was an Investigator with Fair Trading.

My tennis career spans over 60 years.

I joined the Committee for the love of the game.

The enjoyable thing about being a part of the West Port Macquarie Tennis Club is the interaction with Club Members and the Social Group Tennis.

Wayne Pallot: 

I grew up in Eastwood Sydney.

I work as an IT Manager with Essential Energy.

I played tennis occasionally as a teenager. Over the last 12 years I have played on a regular basis.

My role at the club is Treasurer.

I joined the committee to contribute to the running of the club.

The most enjoyable thing about being part of the West Port Macquarie tennis Club is having a good hit of tennis in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Lesley Ware: Child Protection Officer and Facebook Co-Ordinator

I grew up at Sydney’s northern beaches.

I was a secretary/personal assistant and still enjoy typing.

I have played tennis since I was about 5 years old – I learned at Bennetts’ Tennis Courts, Narraweena. My parents and sister also played tennis.

Apart from being a general committee member, I administer the WPMTC Facebook page and am also Child Protection Officer at the complex.

I was invited to join the committee by a friend/committee member and felt it was time to give something back to our marvellous club.

It’s difficult to choose one thing that I enjoy about being part of the WPMTC – primarily it’s spending time with a terrific group of people with a common interest in good tennis while trying to remain fit and healthy. The fact that social tennis is available every day and courts are kept in A1 condition also makes our club special.

Sandy Rosenbladh: Social Activities Coordinator

I grew up in the town of Aberdeen in the Upper Hunter.

During my working life I was an Office Clerk.

My tennis career spans 64 years.

I joined the Committee  in order to do what I can to help our club.

The most enjoyable thing about being part of the West Port Macquarie Tennis Club is the wonderful friendships you make and of course the great tennis. We are so lucky to have such a fabulous facility.

Peter Emmerson: Membership Officer

I was born and raised in Concord, an inner Western  suburb of Sydney and lived most of my adult life in Sydney. We moved permanently to Port Macquarie in 2018 after spending the previous 13 years sharing our time between Wahroonga and Port.

I spent all my working life from 1964 to 2002 in the computer industry. My most senior role was director of a division with over 400 staff servicing large, medium and small business computers around Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

I have played tennis for over 70 years. My father started coaching me in the backyard from the age of 8.

I joined the committee because I felt it was time I made a contribution to the club that has given me a great deal of pleasure over the last 15 years.

The most enjoyable of my club participation is mixing with the members, both on court and socially.