MONIQUE BARRY (Te Atiawa) NZ SINGLES FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Monique is one of our Aussie based kiwis with her family. Monique achieved her WTA ranking earlier this year making quarter finals of a 15k and 25k in Australia. She also improved her doubles ranking from #1309 to #659, winning a 15k titles with Vivian and 2 semi-finals in a 15k and a 25k.
Currently her WTA singles ranking (#881).
JAN WYLLIE (Ngāti Kahungunu) MASTERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jane has been the top ranked womens 50+ player for the last three years in the Tennis NZ Masters Player Rankings. In 2021 she competed and won three gold medals in the Pascoes National Individual Championships.
In addition, Jane represented Hawkes Bay (open grade) winning her singles and doubles in their successful challenge for the Christie Cup against Manawatu. Also during 2021 Jane competed in seven Masters Tournaments throughout the North Island, winning doubles and mixed doubles on each occasion.
Jan is the current 50-59 Singles & MxDoubles – Māori tennis Champion
This Trevor Withers Trophy (TNZM Player of the Year) is given to a player who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of Masters tennis so who better than Jane, a friendly, enthusiastic, competitive player who inspires and encourages others at all levels.
Congratulates to Jane on her achievements and being the Tennis NZ Masters Player of the Year.
RICHARD (Dick) GARRATT MNZM (Ngāi Tūhoe) TNZ LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Had his Tennis NZ Life Membership honour announced again at the TNZ Awards evening.