Tannum Tennis Association vice-president Shane Finlay and Therese Munckton
Tannum Tennis Association vice-president Shane Finlay and Therese Munckton

Charity event honours coach

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

A SPECIAL man will be remembered in a special way on December 3 when the Tannum Tennis Association hosts the Fred Munckton Charity Tennis Day.

Munckton, who died last year after a four-year battle with cancer is being honoured with a tennis day on the first anniversary of his passing.

The day is being organised by Tannum Tennis vice-president and one of Munckton's former pupils, Shane Finlay.

It was because of Munckton that Finlay, who is one of Tannum's top players, is playing tennis.

Growing up in Nagoorin, Finlay was introduced to the sport by Munckton, who clocked up the kilometres over 26 years getting youngsters in Gladstone and the Boyne Valley involved in tennis.

Finlay is proud to be honouring his former coach's memory on what is set to be a day of commemoration and celebration.

"We thought a tennis day on the first anniversary of Fred's death would be a great way to remember him by,'' Finlay said.

"Anyone who was coached by Fred is welcome to be a part of the day.''

The day has the full support of Munckton's family and Fred's wife Therese said the family was honoured to be involved.

A small nomination fee of $10 is required on the day, with all proceeds going to a charity of the Munckton family's choice.

For more information or to put your name down phone the club on 0418154731.



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