13/12/2006

Carl Copas

Carl started working with the Committee in 1994 and continued in an active role until becoming President in 1996 before stepping down in 1998. During this time he hosted fundraisers at Moore Park Bowling Club, hosted the Tennis Sydney Trivia night, and helped organise trips away to Bowral in 1995 and 1996.  Carl was also a very enthusiastic participant in the Tennis Sydney floats for the 1996 and 1997 Mardi Gras Parades.

Carl was elected President again in 2002 and I know it was a huge thrill for him to present many medals at the 2002 Gay Games. Carl stood down as President and from the Committee in 2004, however still continues to contribute to Tennis Sydney.

On a personal note, Carl was the first person I met when I came to Sunday Social and has been a constant source of support to me as the current President of the club.

To some he is known as Lea Pericoli, however to me it will always be Margaret Osborne Dupont.

It is my pleasure to induct into the Tennis Sydney Hall of Fame, Carl Copas.

Inducted by Ben Alfred

(December 2006)

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