09 Aug 2013

Tennis New Zealand's Patterson retires

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Photo: Corinne DubreuilDavid Patterson (NZL)

Tennis New Zealand President and Chairman David Patterson has retired following 11 years on the TNZ Board. Patterson stepped down from his roles at Tennis New Zealand’s AGM, which took place earlier this month.

Patterson led the organisation through a major restructure which saw 28 associations merging into the six regions that exist today and played an active and passionate role in areas of tennis throughout his time on the Board.

Tennis NZ CEO Steve Johns said: “David’s passion and enthusiasm for the game will be missed as will his absolute and unconditional drive to improve tennis in NZ. Over a decade on the Board of TNZ, including the last six as Chair, is a massive commitment for any individual and one that David can be very proud of.”

Patterson’s contribution to tennis was recognised at the AGM with Life Members Peter Wilson and Brett Steven presenting him with a Certificate of Outstanding Service to Tennis in New Zealand.