THREE greats of the Bendigo Tennis Association have been honoured for their contributions to sport.
Frank Hill has been awarded a life membership of the association.
Hill came to the association as a delegate of the Eaglehawk Tennis Club in 1962.
He has held several positions including assistant secretary, secretary of the Easter tournament, vice president and president.
Hill was elected to the board of management and also highly influential behind the scenes in the lead-up to tournaments and other events.
Hill's passion for tennis ensures he will become a worthy life member of the association.
Two life members of the association were honoured with "Tennis Legend" status for their involvement with the sport.
Kel Pell has been involved with tennis since 1948 when he started the Bendigo East Club and the association in 1949.
He was the secretary for 26 years, secretary of the Central Highlands No.5 of the Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria for more than 10 years and was awarded a life membership of that region.
Pell was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Bendigo Sports Star organisation in addition to being awarded an Order of Australia Member (A.M) for his involvement in sport and junior sports.
The late Judy Scarrott was also elevated to "Tennis Legend" status for her decades of dedication to the sport she loved the most.
Scarrott came to Bendigo in 1964 and was quickly welcomed into competitive tennis and the association's ladies committee which she eventually became the secretary.
Scarrott was integral in building the ladies mid-week competition into a big tournament played by several country clubs.
Endless hours of work were also undertaken by her behind the scenes for an array of other events and tournaments.
Scarrott served as the president of the association for approximately four years in addition to being a member of the board of management.
Similar to Pell, Scarrott was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Bendigo Sports Star Committee and was also honoured with an Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M).
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