Sponsors dump Lismore Easter tennis tournament

ORGANISERS are hopeful the death knell has not been permanently sounded on Lismore Tennis Club's annual bonanza of Easter tennis action.

This year's Easter Classic at the club has been cancelled, with officials citing a lack of necessary valuable sponsorship funds.

STRONG FOREHAND: Zoe Devlin returns fire at the Lismore Easter Tennis Classic.
STRONG FOREHAND: Zoe Devlin returns fire at the Lismore Easter Tennis Classic. Picture JERAD WILLIAMS

Players from across New South Wales and southern Queensland were expected to participate in this year's event - the 88th staging of the competition.

The four-day competition would have featured junior and senior players contesting matches in different age divisions.

Tournament director John Stoddart said the tournament had been cancelled due to the lack of sponsors.

He said two junior tournaments at the club later this year would go ahead as planned.

Meanwhile, Grafton Tennis Club is staging the latest Medibank Junior Development Series tournament this Sunday.

Junior players from across the FNC are expected at the event, which sees matches played in different age groups.

The tournament is part of a circuit taking place during the first half of 2013.

Tweed Heads Tennis Club will stage the next event on Sunday, April 7.



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