The Centenary Wall is a permanent installation showcasing 100 years of tennis at the Memorial Drive site.
The Centenary Wall was conceived and produced by former Vice President, Geoffrey Reed. As the Artistic Director, he created an installation that highlights events across a century of tennis history at the Memorial Drive precinct.
The wall was funded by the Memorial Drive Tennis Club, with the organising committee supporting this wonderful work.
The Centenary Wall was opened by Her Excellency, Frances Adams, Governor of South Australia on the 9th of October 2021, after a short welcome from the MDTC President Sue Biggs, and a speech from Geoffrey Reed.
The opening day, coincided with the opening of the grass courts for the season and the media were invited to cover an exhibition match played in traditional clothing, reflecting tennis in 1921.
Tricia Rabbitt, Danielle Stringer, Akshay Chawla and John Freeman gave an excellent display. Later, our oldest member, the much loved and respected Henry Young, demonstrated his remarkable tennis skills at 98. He revealed to us all his positive thinking and determination and later provided the wise words, “ to lead a long active life, you need to play tennis!”
The Centenary Wall is a permanent exhibition at Next Gen Memorial Drive.