Australian-Italian tennis club member Christine Gleeson is among a record eight people in the running for the volunteer achievement award at Tennis Tasmania's annual dinner.
Gleeson will be competing against Colin Mathew (Devonport), Damian Reeve (Burnie), John Davies (Taroona), Lisa McKay (Lindisfarne), Lisa Sanderson (Port Sorell), Mike Hodge (Geilston Bay) and Sue Hardwick (Richmond) with general manager Darren Sturgess rapt with the state's hard workers.
"Volunteers are the heart of any tennis club and it is terrific to have eight deserving finalists for this award," he said.
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"It is pleasing to see so many clubs recognise their hard-working volunteers and nominate them for this honour. It has made selecting our finalists and winner a challenging task."
The dinner, to be held at the Launceston Country Club on August 31, will feature Australian tennis legend Neale Fraser with the winner of the award set to receive an accommodation getaway voucher, a Hobart International hospitality package and have their club membership paid for next season.
Rising Riverside tennis prospect Arwen Koesmapahlawan has been handed a wildcard into October's under-14 Australian grass-court championships in Western Australia following a rapid rise in the rankings that sees her sitting 61st for players born in 2005.
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