15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW
Professor Eager represents Australia on ISO/TC 83 Sports and Recreational Equipment. He is an invited technical observer on the European Union Technical Committee CEN/TC 136/SC 1 Children’s Playground Equipment and Surfacing. For a complete list of his positions, please refer to his UTS profile.
David’s primary research is in the area of injury prevention by applying risk engineering and technological interventions to eliminate mortalities and reduce the likelihood and severity of injuries. He is also involved in the human factors research within the UTS Research Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems that is conducting research into the physiological and psychological aspects of human-machine and human-environment interaction.
David is currently investigating improved techniques and parameters for the measurement of material properties for attenuating surfacing within children’s play spaces with a view to reducing the severity and frequency of injuries associated with falls. He is also conducting research into the characterization of trampoline performance.
George Apted has provided Association members with many years of engineering advice, particularly with updates to the Sports Contractors Association’s Guide Specifications for Tennis Court Construction.
JT Davies, a Sydney-based consultant structural engineer, has specialised in tennis court and sports field design and construction for over 40 years. Jack was a good tennis player, squash player and cricketer in his own right,and was a consultant to Tennis NSW for many years.
Mr Maurice Philp, formerly President of Tennis Queensland from 1998-2004, is a retired Specialist Consulting Civil Engineer who assisted a variety of private, semi-government and government clients on a wide range of projects from small residential estates to multi-story commercial buildings and industrial and mine developments. Throughout his career, Maurice provided advice on matters covering the complete range of geotechnical engineering from investigation and design stages of projects through construction to performance evaluation during project life.
Maurice has been acknowledged by Tennis Queensland as the instigator of much change and was credited with being primarily responsible for developing and delivering professional governance within that organisation. He was a member of the Technical Services Advisory Group that published the first edition of Tennis Queensland’s Technical Manual for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Tennis Facilities.
It was Maurice’s love of tennis that created his solid connection to the game, the tennis fraternity and to our mutual cause which champions good court construction processes.