We are having a great summer down at the tennis club, and thanks to Lee’s coaching and enthusiasm for encouraging children into the club, and our affiliation with Tennis West, we now have 8 pennants teams. Some of these younger club members (Connor Ebsary, Tom Hunt, Bethany Hunt, Clare Taylor, Tiger Morris and Rosie Atkinson) have recently started playing tournaments which is a huge step forwards in their tennis. 

 

Congratulations to Tom Oliver, who was selected in the State team and won two tournaments last year - North Beach and Mount Lawley.  In December Tom made the top 32 in Australia to compete in the Nationals, which included another top 32 players in the Australasian region, eg: Japan, New Zealand, etc.

 

Our recent affiliation with Tennis West is having some other benefits for the club – we received 22 free tickets to the Hopman Cup which were much appreciated by some of our club members (although some preferred to support the French rather than our slightly controversial Kyrios - see photo in gallery...)!

 

We are about to start renovating the clubhouse as the roof needs replacing and we are also raising the verandah area by building a deck. We are also looking at making the club wheelchair friendly and are applying for funding to convert one of the existing toilets to a unisex toilet with wheelchair access, and incorporate a ramp to also allow access to the kitchen and clubrooms.

 

Our courts are likely to get a lot of use for the rest of the summer due to the pennants competitions, our usual club sessions and coaching, and some additional court usage by the Helena Valley Club while their courts are closed during the construction of the Boya hub. If you wish to hire a court please check the current schedule for available times from the schedule on the website.