Former TCAV Board Member and Kooyong Committee member Fred Murphy was honoured by Tennis Victoria with a Service Award at the TCAV Awards night recently. Fred unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago so the TCAV and TV were delighted to have Fred’s daughter Alison accept the award from Tennis Victoria Executive Manger of Community Tennis Belinda Kleverlaan. Alison expressed how tennis was such a huge part of Fred’s life and this was no surprise to 100 or so guests who shared in or benefitted from many of Fred’s experiences and enormous contribution to tennis.

Mos of the original TCAV coaches signs still seen on fences at many Club’s were organised by Fred and picked from his home when he was the long serving property steward. We will always remember Fred for his good nature, sharp wit, eloquent speech, and his signature deep voice.

We miss you Fred.