Alan Chester was announced as an Officer of the New Zealand
Order of Merit (ONZM) in the Queens Birthday Honours list for his services to
This is a fantastic acknowledgement for the years of service
that Alan has given to the game.
While his contributions are too many to
cover in one note, these include:
– Many years service to Blockhouse Bay Tennis Club, both as a player and
– Chair of Tennis Auckland from 2004-13
– Integral in the establishment of the Seed Foundation
– Board member of Tennis New Zealand from 2005-2012
– Made a Life Member of Tennis Auckland in 2013
I am sure everybody will agree that this award is fantastic
recognition for everything that Alan has contributed to Tennis.
On behalf of everybody in the game we would like to
congratulate Alan, his wife Janice and all his family on this very exciting