After moving to the Wimmera less than 12 months ago, Jeremy Quast has become a key part of the tennis community.
Quast moved to the region as a professional coach, and has now taken on the presidency of the Central Wimmera Tennis Association.
Kate-Lyn Perkin stepped down after three years in the role.
"Someone nominated me at the AGM, and I said as long as nobody believes there is a conflict of interest between being president and a coach, then I am more than happy to take on the role," Quast said.
"I hadn't thought about applying for the role. But I thought if the opportunity arose it is something that would be a good challenge."
Quast has previous experience as an association president during his time in Adelaide.
Quast said maintaining participation would be one of his key focuses.
"It is a very sporty region and participation is very high, so I'd like to maintain that," Quast said.
"My role as a president is also a lot about bringing clubs closer together and also bringing a fun family environment, to make sure people want to play tennis."
Quast has already introduced several new programs as a coach to help player development and encourage juniors to continue participating in the sport.
Quast said he had been thoroughly welcomed by the tennis community since moving to Horsham.
"It's been phenomenal - the support of the community has been great," he said.
"I'm just keen to keep working hard with everybody involved to make sure clubs aren't declining in numbers, and keeping tennis in the region as healthy as it can be."