21/12/2006

Edwin Christiansen

Ed began his tennis career on the asphalt playgrounds of a catholic school.  Ed’s role models were the normal gay icons of his day such as Bea Smith from Prisoner and Alexis Colby from Dynasty. He would slip into either personality on the tennis court and either threaten them with a hot iron, or banish people for bad etiquette.

Ed is single-minded and committed to everything he undertakes, serving as a committee member of Tennis Sydney from 1998 to 2006.  Edwin was President between 1999-2002.  Edwin’s great gift to the club given was his enthusiasm and love for tennis where he saw his role as ambassador for the club – with Edwin’s trademark welcome to Sunday Tennis his specialty.

In his time as President, he was instrumental in the continued organising of trivia nights, acted as Division Captain for the Slims Tour for many years, wrote and designed a professional look for our tournament entry forms.  He was a key instigator of the Tennis Sydney website under the able artistic and technical direction of Andrew Medhurst.

Edwin, or the ever endearing Rosie Casals, has been the successful victor of many Mardi Gras, Peter Deacon and Thursday night competitions as well as claiming the gold medal with Anton Enus at the 2002 Gay Games. 

Edwin was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006 by Andrew Medhurst

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