Beaudesert and District Tennis Club’s charity event started as planned, with eight teams from Beaudesert and surrounding townships psyched up for a great night of tennis.
This was the Club’s third Charity Shield Event which is an annual tradition.
COVID affected the event in 2020, however in 2019 proceeds went to the Breast Cancer foundation and in 2021 the event supported Beyond Blue for Men’s Health.
This year the theme was purple in support of DVConnect and the Club called the event “A Life Without Violence”.
Unfortunately, within minutes of play commencing, the heavens opened up and it did not take long for the courts to turn into a swimming pool!
To the Club’s credit, organisers quickly prepared a plan B and prepared “A Life Without Violence” Charity Shield Trivia Event!
Beaudesert Tennis Club Secretary Lauren Griffin said originally there were 10 teams entered, however three teams pulled out close to the event due to COVID illness and injury.
“Luckily Fassifern Tennis were able to put a team together for us at the last minute to make up the eight teams,” said Lauren.
“Turns out not only can they play Tennis, but the men from Fassifern also know their Trivia.”
The Fassifern team won the trivia and a combined Hillview and Rathdowney team took out the Best Dressed Team.
The 100’s board and raffle prizes (generously donated by local businesses and families) were drawn throughout the night.
There was a short presentation at the conclusion of trivia to award the shield to the winners, prizes to the runners-up, wooden racquet, wooden spoons and chocolates to the lucky losers, as well as certificates and pizza vouchers to all participants.