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Cash and prizes will go to the winner and runner-up in all divisions from men’s and ladies’ singles and doubles in open, B-Grade and age divisions including 35+. There will also be plenty of action for the juniors with the under-18 division and this year the club is trialling an extra two divisions with a 50-and-over competition and a 14-and-under competition in the hopes it will attract more players from local clubs.

The club, which has about 200 members of all ages and abilities, will host the tournament over four days from January 7 till 10. This event is a bronze-level sanctioned Tennis NSW event open to top players Australiawide, and usually attracts most competitors from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales. The current singles champions are Brendan Moore from Lismore and Taylor Douglas from Redcliffe. It is expected both will be returning to defend their titles.

The club has recently had two of its eleven synthetic grass courts re-surfaced, with the help of Ballina Shire Council, who contributed $20,000 to the project, and the Cherry Street Bowling Club, which is the tournament’s major sponsor.

Entries close on December 24, and details can be obtained via the club website – www.ballinatennis.com.au – or by contacting the club coach and tournament director, Nathan Whitty on 6686 4543 or 0410 619 803.


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