Bingara Bush Bash – Tennis Tournament

June 5, 2015

It has been 79 years since Bingara held the first June long weekend tennis tournament and while the faces of the tournament committee members and players may have changed, the traditions of the tournament have remained steady.

On July 8, 1936 the Bingara Advocate reported: The first tournament held on the new tennis courts at the Golf Links took place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 27th, 28th and 29th, June, when a number of visitors from outside centres were present, and were successful in carrying off trophies.

Over the years the tournament has played host to hundreds of players from all over the country, some of who went on to become professional tennis players. From what was once a traditional ‘boys’ weekend of tennis is these days attracting players of all abilities due to the family friendly range of events on offer. Those who grew up with the long weekend ritual of the tennis open are now continuing the tradition with their own children and grandchildren.

Events for this week cater for all abilities with B and C grade, veterans, special and championship events spread out over the weekend beginning on Saturday, June 6 to Monday June 8.

“We are looking forward to another great weekend,” said tournament organiser, Jan Miller.  “It’s great we are able to keep the tradition going year after year.”

The three day tournament promises to be a great event for the whole family including Sunday night entertainment at the Sporting Club with Steve (Buster) Wilson. for more information contact Jan Miller via email janicemiller6@bigpond. com