A few of the tāonga up for grabs at the annual Aotearoa Māori Tennis Association Championships.
In 1954, David Goldsmith won the juniors national title at the Aotearoa Māori Tennis Association Championships, in Gisborne. Today, he plays in the over 70s veterans and credits the sport for keeping up his fitness.
He shares with Justine Murray how the game has changed over the past five decades. Sharing similar stories about their love of the game that was very much a part of whanau life includes Lorena Davis-Kaye no Te Arawa; Julian Williams nō Ngati Pukenga, Ngati Maru; and President of the Aotearoa Māori Tennis Association Dick Garratt, no Ngai Tuhoe.
Dick Garratt, Julian Williams and Leona Davis-Kaye with her husband Geoff Kaye at the AMTA Championships,
Waikato tennis centre, Hamilton.