COLLAROY TENNIS CLUB PRIDE DAY – presented as part of Sydney WorldPride Pride Amplified
FREE Entry and ALL Welcome!
One of the things Collaroy Tennis Club is most proud of is that we’re an inclusive club that welcomes diversity. It’s part of our DNA. We realise that everyone’s unique and that our differences contribute to our Club’s culture and future direction.
After holding an incredibly successful AO Pride Night at Collaroy Tennis Club on January 27 in conjunction with Tennis Australia and the Australian Open, Collaroy has received a grant from Northern Beaches Council to host a special community open day on Saturday March 4 in conjunction with Sydney WorldPride 2023 – the biggest international event in our city since the 2000 Olympic Games.
A showcase of our club’s welcoming spirit, COLLAROY TENNIS CLUB PRIDE DAY will be similar in format to RACQUETS AT THE REEF, our 100 Year celebration community open day held last year. A real carnival atmosphere will prevail with brightly coloured flags and bunting, music playing and a Photo Booth operating. Celebrities including Seven-Time World Surfing Champion, Layne Beachley, Stars of TV’s The Block and soon to host the re-launch of ‘Location Location Location’, Mitch Edwards and Mark McKie (a.k.a. mitch and mark) and former World Ranked player and media commentator, Kerryn Pratt, will all be dropping in!
FUN ACTIVITIES WITH A ‘RAINBOW THEME’
- FREE organised Social Tennis
- FREE Cardio Tennis sessions
- Polaroid Photo Booth – take home a free Rainbow Memento!
- Wear Bright Colours – Dress to Impress prizes!
- BBQ and Nibbles on the house (special thanks to Coles Local Manly Corso)
- Drinks available for purchase
- WIN Fab. Prizes and Giveaways
- Cool Pride Merch.
- Exhibition Matches
Celebrity Challenge starring Layne Beachley, Kerryn Pratt
Top Players Challenge – Matt Barton vs Andy Thomas
Wheelchair Tennis Challenge
Don’t miss this special opportunity to showcase our club as a welcoming and safe place for EVERYONE. Entry is FREE.
WEAR BRIGHT COLOURS AND WIN PRIZES!
Please join in the fun by wearing your brightest, most colourful tennis gear. ‘Dress to Impress’ prizes will be awarded. And please, ask your friends and family to come along too. COLLAROY PRIDE DAY is for everyone – a chance to showcase our wonderful Club to the local community as ‘the friendly place to play’.
WEAR IT PROUD!
We’ve even created club shirts/tops to wear on the day, featuring the now famous ‘Pride version’ of our club logo that is a colourful symbol of the Collaroy Tennis Club’s philosophy of inclusion. See the full range here
CHECK OUT OUR COOL PRIDE MERCH.!
WIN THESE FAB. PRIZES!
BIG THANKS TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS
AND TO OUR EVENT SUPPORTERS
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
11.30am – Gates Open
- The Collaroy FREE Mardi Gras Cocktail voucher distribution
- Sale of Collaroy Pride tennis dampeners and Collaroy Tennis Club caps
12:00pm – Official Opening by Mayor Michael Regan
12:15pm – Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony performed by Uncle Neil
12.30pm – A few words from Fusion Pride Northern Beaches
12.40-1.40pm – Cardio Tennis workouts on Courts 5 & 6 by Evolve Tennis Academy
1:00-4:00pm – Social Tennis – ½ hour slots on available Courts
1:15pm – BBQ 1st Session
1:30-2:00pm – Photo Booth Session #1 at the ‘Collaroy Pride Day’ display
12:45-3.30pm – Exhibition Matches
- 12:45 – 1.45pm Court 4 – Wheelchair Tennis Challenge: Rafferty Stevens & Isla Gillespie vs Paula Gibson-Roy and Collaroy Club Captain, ‘Wil on Wheels’ Jauco
- 1:45pm Court 4 – after exhibition, attendees can try being a Wheelie
- 1:30 – 2:30pm Court 5 – Top Players Challenge: Ben O’Connell & Chris Gillis
- 2.30 – 3.30pm Court 2 – Celebrity Challenge featuring Layne Beachley & Kerryn Pratt
3:30pm – BBQ 2nd Session
3:30pm- 4:00pm – Photo Booth Session #2 at the ‘Collaroy Pride Day’ display
4:15pm – Awarding of Prizes and closing by the Club President
- Bright & Colourful ‘Dress to Impress’ Awards x 3 winners
- ‘Strike a Pose’ at the Photo Booth Awards x 3 winners
- ‘Scan to Spin’ the Rainbow Wheel prizes worth $1,000
4:30pm – all courts open to further social tennis; drinks for members and friends
6.00pm – After Party at THE COLLAROY. Cocktails voucher can be redeemed.
REGISTER TO WIN
To help us with catering for the big day, please let us know you’re coming and if you’re bringing friends and family. Register below by Monday February 27 and you’ll be placed in the draw to WIN a $100 THE COLLAROY Gift Card PLUS cool Pride merch.
Note: Congratulations to our Early Bird registrants, Mickael V. – winner of $100 The Collaroy Gift Card and Robyn R. – winner of our Pride Pack! Enjoy.
Look forward to seeing you at COLLAROY PRIDE DAY on Saturday March 4. At Collaroy Tennis Club, LOVE WINS. Let’s PARTY!
Collaroy Tennis Club Pride Day Registration
Celebrate inclusivity and diversity at COLLAROY PRIDE DAY | Collaroy Tennis Club | Saturday, 4 March 2023 from 12pm