TATYOON - The Tatyoon Tennis Club has held its first Pumpkin Party.
The event saw members of the community bring together pumpkins that had been grown over a five month period.
Secretary of the Tatyoon Tennis Club Jess Tucker said it was a successful day.
"We had about 100 people from across the community attend the event," she said.
"Everyone enjoyed a roast and salad lunch along with a number of games."
Activities on the day included a serving competition where the aim of the game was to see who could hit a pumpkin on the opposite side of the tennis court.
Andy Tucker won that challenge while children were entertained with a pumpkin pinata.
Ms Tucker said there were 30 entrants on the day.
"In October last year we did a mail out of Atlantic Giant Pumpkin seeds," he said.
"Three seeds were sent to around 40 families."
Tim and Alison Barr took out the prize of heaviest pumpkin, with their large rounded fruit weighing in at an impressive 63 kilograms.
Some of the entrants were disqualified due to their pumpkins being deemed too rotten.
Youngster Sam Drum took out an award for having the smallest non-rotten pumpkin.
One of the other tongue in cheek awards handed out on the day was an award for who most looked like their pumpkin.
Rob McKay on behalf of the club took the opportunity to present Maryanne McDougall with the first life membership to be awarded at the Tatyoon Tennis Club.
"Two of the past members of the club approached the committee and suggested Maryanne be recognised in this way," Ms Tucker said.
"Maryanne has held many roles at the club however the numerous small tasks she does around the place are irreplaceable.
"She has been the backbone of the club at times when low player numbers threatened our longevity."
Ms Tucker said she is just as determined on the court as off it.
"She is a determined player on the court who fights hard to win every point," she said.
"The club was thrilled to offer Maryanne a life membership in recognition for all she has done for tennis locally, and look forward to her continuing for many years to come."
Ms Tucker said due to the great success of the first Pumpkin Party they would be looking at having another one next year.