JASON Honeyman has taken the reins at the Eglinton Tennis Club as the new president.
Long-time president Brian Dwyer stepped down from the top job recently and at the annual general meeting the new president, Honeyman, helped put together the club’s new committee.
Honeyman has stepped up from his previous role as treasurer and brings more than a decade of play time with the club to the new position.
Honeyman is looking forward to what lies ahead for the Eglinton Tennis Club.
I’m happy to take on the new job and I’m looking forward to the new challenge.
“Brian left the position with the club is a really good spot,” he said.
“The club has come a long way in the 15 years that I’ve been here. I still remember when the club was just three clay courts, and we still could even field matches on every one of those courts during our Saturday competition.
“Now look at where the competition’s at. We have six courts and four hot shots courts and lights, and I’m sure there’s a lot more things for the club to look forward to in the near future.
“The social aspect of the club is great. I’ve played with a lot of people out there for a while now and it’s been a great experience so far.
“I’m happy to take on the new job and I’m looking forward to the new challenge.”
Honeyman’s previous position in the committee has been filled by Phil Church.
Kathy Wilkinson will be the year’s competition convener, Garth Hindmarch has the secretary role and John Bullock maintained his role as the club’s publicity officer.
“The committee that we’ve got has Graeme Stapleton as the vice-president, who has been active with the club for a very long time. I believe he’s been involved since the club started,” Honeyman said.
“Phil Church is the treasurer and he’s another player who has done a lot for the club over the years.”