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Cheryl Jenkins

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Cheryl Jenkins loves tennis with a passion. it started when she became the Girls Tennis Champion at Redcliffe State High School (1988 to 1992) along with her brother Bryan, who took out the Boys title.

All of the family love their tennis. Her mother Annette Herbener conducted the Friday social tennis sessions at the Redcliffe Tennis Centre, where her father Ed was club president, so it was natural that Cheryl joined the club as well, playing fixtures.

Since then, her rise to fame in the tennis world has been meteoric. She is now a respected international chair umpire officiating at all four Grand Slams – Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open as well as several Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

Including the 2000 Olympics Games in Sydney, 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, and was appointed to Assistant Chief Umpire at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

From 2010 Cheryl has worked for Tennis Australia as the Officiating Development Coordinator for Queensland.

From 2019, she has held the key role of Chief Umpire for Melbourne's Grand Slam event, handling the tournament's administration as well as the selection of nearly 400 match officials.

She was awarded the Queensland Sports Official for 2021.

A link to the 2021 Moreton Daily article on Cheryl:


Cheryl Jenkins is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:

A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.

For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post:

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