Ballina Tennis Club is hosting the Seniors Social Tennis Tournament this weekend.
Ballina Tennis Club is hosting the Seniors Social Tennis Tournament this weekend. Marc Stapelberg

Entries still open for Ballina’s over-50s tennis comp

THE Ballina Tennis Club is holding a Seniors Social Tennis Tournament this weekend.

Competitors from the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads have already entered along with a strong contingent from Ballina.

Four sets of men's, ladies and mixed doubles will be offered, with a barbecue at the end of play.

Anyone 50 years and over of any standard, whether members of any club are most welcome.

For more details and to enter, contact Martin on 0498 355 616 or 6685 4081 or just leave a message before Friday.

Phoenix Cup

Meanwhile, the inter-club senior event for clubs in the Northern Rivers region, the Phoenix Cup, will be played from July to September, with Ballina looking for a third successive title.

The Nortec Northern Rivers Junior Tennis League has also resumed for a second term with over 100 players in three divisions from six clubs.

The clubs competing are Alstonville, Ballina, Byron Bay, Goonellabah, Lismore, and Mullumbimby.

They play every Saturday morning at various venues across the region.

Junior tennis tourney

There will also be a regional Junior Development Series tournament at Ballina on June 5.

At the Ballina club, whose coach Brandon Rowe organises both events, coaching is also under way again after school most days of the week.

He also has a new addition to his coaching team with Pablo Gomez now on board.

New players of any age or standard are always welcome to join the club.

Courts are available for members or visitors every day of the week from 9am to 9pm.

The senior competition this weekend starts at 10am on Sunday.

For more details view the club's website www.ballinatennis.com.au



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