Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club was presented the winner’s trophies at the CCV Awards Night held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 6 August at this prestigious industry event representing the 1,000 plus licensed clubs across Victoria.
The CCV Awards celebrate the achievements of Clubs and their employees across numerous award categories, including entertainment, technology, sustainability, community service and more.
The night is designed to acknowledge the high performing individuals and clubs whose efforts contribute to the social and economic well-being of their local Victorian communities.
The Best Community Club Renovation Award acknowledged Kooyong’s recently completed $18 million renovation project as part of its Master Plan project.
The work has further enhanced the Club’s reputation as a premier club, including the addition of the Stadium Room which provides seating for approximately 120 patrons with unique views out to the stadium and grass courts, along with operable walls that enable the room to be extended and increase capacity into neighbouring areas.
President Adam Cossar said the Club’s sporting facilities have also been enhanced with the addition of two glass backed squash courts, with one including show court seating for approximately 100 people and nearby additional changerooms were added for use during or after play.
“The gymnasium has doubled in size and the Club has replaced all equipment throughout with upgraded state-of-the-art technology to meet the diverse health and training needs of the large membership,” said Mr Cossar.
While the Community Club of the Year Award acknowledged Kooyong’s commitment to providing opportunities for organisations including sporting groups and schools including Tennis Victoria and Tennis Seniors, and many others with provision of services and facilities for tennis, squash, billiards and snooker and social activities in the hospitality areas of the Club.
“The Kooyong Foundation also is meeting the objective of recognising the history of the Club and continues to provide support for player development through its scholarship schemes for tennis, squash and has provided pathways for dozens of young players to enter the college system in the US,” said Mr Cossar.
CCV Chief Executive, Andrew Lloyd said the awards provided a platform for Clubs to receive the recognition they deserve.
“We are so pleased that so many of our Clubs are successfully adapting to meet a very challenging operational environment after the pandemic,” said Mr. Lloyd.
“It’s been an honour to provide our Clubs with a well-deserved moment of recognition as they continue to contribute to Australia’s thriving business community.
“As economic recovery takes place, we look forward to seeing our hardworking clubs celebrate their substantial contribution to their communities, and to look ahead to the future, he said.
CCV consists of more than 1,000 Community Clubs across Victoria, 30,000 employees, 2.3 million members and a $1 billion social contribution to the state economy, consisting of community donations and subsidised access to facilities and volunteering.
To see the full list of exceptional winners and to learn more about each head to www.ccv.net.au.