Victor Fraser

Victor Lawrence Fraser
Tennis, Rugby League - 1998

 Victor Fraser was born in Cooma on 15 July 1935. During 1948 and 1949 he attended Marist Bros Agricultural College at Campbelltown and while there represented the College in the NSW Rugby League carnival at Wollongong in the 7 stone 7 division and they won.

 Despite this early success on the football field Vic had become interested in tennis and first played Country Week Tennis at the age of 18 in Division 1 in 1953.

 Vic’s team had their first win in 1958 when they beat Gosford in the final. The team comprised G Bookallil, B Sheridan, L Tunney, 
 V Fraser with I Mould as reserve. At this stage Vic has not provided full results of his Country Week tennis but he played each year until 1983 and in his words, “winning several times”.

Vic has represented New South Wales in the Veteran Tennis League nine times since 1987 and has played in all states excepting South Australia, as well as in New Zealand. Vic’s team has had considerable success during this time having had four wins and once beaten in the final against another New South Wales team. The four wins included 1989 at Milton Queensland against Queensland, 1990 at Wellington New Zealand against New Zealand, 1993 Domain Tasmania against South Australia and 1996 at Miami Queensland against Queensland.

 Vic has also had considerable success locally having won the District singles nine times and being runner up nine times. He has also won the men’s doubles several times and the mixed doubles a number of times including seven times with his wife Daphne. Vic has also had considerable success in single tournaments in the district with wins at Cobargo, Tathra, Thredbo, Berridale, Griffith and Bega. Many wins also in men’s doubles and mixed doubles.

 In Veteran Tournaments Vic reached the semi finals of the Australian singles in the over 55 division in 1995 and won the over 60 singles in the ZCT Open in 1997. Also in 1997 Vic competed in the Over 60 division of the Open Singles at Merimbula and lost the final over three sets. Vic has been selected to play in the NSW No:2 Team at Newcastle in 1998 and is also assistant coach to professional coach Greg Brownlow working with beginners.