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April 23, 2021

Brunswick Heads Tennis served a 10-year deal

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

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Brunswick tennis players celebrate securing court use for a further decade.

The Brunswick Heads Tennis Club has signed a 10-year Crown Lands licence for the Byron Shire Council’s tennis court facility in South Beach Road.

‘The Club is thrilled and thanks Byron Shire Council for its support,’ president Kusha Sihvola said.

‘It is wonderful news for the club that is run entirely by committed volunteers,’ she said.

The courts are utilised by the public and over 50 club members who play four evenings and two mornings a week.

Tennis lessons, workshops and private coaching are available.

Courts, racquets and balls are also available for public hire and can be booked at Network Video, Brunswick Heads.

All enquiries welcome, simply email [email protected]


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