Tennis’ top administrator comes to Hume

The nation’s top tennis official is headed to Hume to provide an insight into the current state of tennis in Australia.

Craig Tiley, the CEO of Tennis Australia, will address the Sports Business Breakfast at the Hume Tennis and Community Centre, Marathon Boulevard, Craigieburn, on Thursday 22 October 2015.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, said Craig would offer a unique perspective on Australian tennis.

“Craig Tiley is not only the CEO of Tennis Australia, but he has also been the Tournament Director of the Australian Open for almost a decade,” Cr Atmaca said.

“Craig has developed Australia’s grand slam into the biggest event in the nation, and his stewardship has helped to grow tennis in a very healthy way.

“The sports administrator understands tennis so well, and it will be fascinating to hear how he has nurtured the Australian Open.”

Craig Tiley played tennis professionally for three years, and captained South Africa’s Davis Cup team.

Cr Atmaca said he looked forward to joining Craig on stage at the Sports Business Breakfast.

“It will be a great morning and I encourage people who work in sporting businesses, or any type of business, to come along,” he said.

“Guests will receive a delicious breakfast, and all attendees are invited to stay after the event for a social hit of tennis.”

The Hume Tennis and Community Centre opened in March, and features 16 tennis courts, each of which is flood-lit.

The centre offers tennis players the choice of two different surfaces, being the blue plexicushion of the Australian Open and the red clay of the French Open.

The courts are tailored to people of any age, and the centre offers a perfect setting for regional tennis competitions.

The Hume Tennis and Community Centre also features three function rooms that can be utilised for a variety of events and conferences.

Cr Atmaca said he was confident that the future was bright for tennis in Hume.

“Sport is a very big part of Hume, and Council is determined to invest in first-class sporting facilities that support the athletic pursuits of all residents,” he said.

“The Hume Tennis and Community Centre will be the perfect setting for the Sports Business Breakfast, and I’m sure the new courts will help to develop a number of future stars.

“Craig Tiley’s visit to the centre for the Sports Business Breakfast is perfectly timed, just a few months before the 2016 Australian Open.”

The Sports Business Breakfast is presented by Hume City Council and Complete Tennis Services.

People can book a seat at the breakfast for $45, or a table of 10 for $450, via Chris Young on 03 9205 2464 or chrisy@hume.vic.gov.au

Posted on 12:00 AM, 5 October 2015


Updated : 11:12 AM, 5 October 2015

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