This letter is long overdue. I met some friends from Cape Town for drinks at the new Hermanus Sports Club shortly after it opened. We were so impressed – the layout, state-of-the-art squash courts, numerous beautifully surfaced tennis courts, hockey pitch etc.

There is plenty of parking and outstanding views of the mountains, with Walker Bay in the distance. What a location!

Hats off to Tony O’Hagan, the club chairman, for his vision and patience in seeing this project through, despite many challenges along the way. Tony and I go back a long way, having been members of the Northern Suburbs Tennis Club in Parkwood, Johannesburg in the 1960s and ‘70s. He was a highly-talented Springbok tennis player in our first team.

Please, Hermies residents and your friends, try the new club. Their meals are extremely good value and excellent quality. Best of all, you don’t have to be a member. The details are well advertised in The Village NEWS.

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