On the Tennis Courts

May 19, 2010

The Junior Tennis Section has been very busy chasing up the Hotshots Tennis
Program with Tennis NSW. 

This concept is different to coaching and is targeted at kids being able to get out there and participate in a modified tennis environment, at their level and irrespective of their level of experience.
It is all about having fun and maximising the time kids have hitting the ball. 

The Tennis NSW North West Manager has indicated that he will be in the district soon to conduct an introductory day for the juniors and the School.  There is also a possibility we will have a Level 1 or 2 coach from West

Tamworth coming to Bingara, so far we are negotiating times and days when the coach will be available. At this stage it will be conducted outside school hours for one day per week.

Senior Tennis,  we have an application with the Department of Sport and Recreation in for the upgrading of the eight courts.  The application is being supported by The Hon. Richard Torbay MP.  On his last visit to Bingara he inspected the courts and could see the problems we have regarding financial assistance to conduct such a project in our small community. His support will be of great assistance to the application.

Senior Tennis is just about to put in an application to affiliate with Tennis NSW.  This is a bit of a ‘process’ and takes a bit of time but the benefits are well worth the time and effort.  In terms of what it means, it will enable us to access rebates for works on the courts, sanctioning our June Long Weekend Tournament, advertising, discounts for registered players, club training for the Hotshots program and plenty more!

On the local front we are in desperate need of senior players that can commit to playing Tennis for the long term.

We have a small core that turn up every week but we need more to get a competition up and running! The courts are in great shape and are being maintained extremely well.

However without players using them this could change very easily. Tennis is now on Sundays, starting at 2.00 pm, we need players and as soon as we have the numbers turning up we will get a competition up and running. So we need your support especially all the young families in town!

Skill levels are not a problem, we all hit the ball into the net, the back fence and sometimes we miss it all together.  It is about having fun, socialising and just having a good time and a laugh!

June Long Weekend
The Long Weekend Tournament,  June 12 to 14, is progressing well.  Entries have been sent out to all our regulars and to other clubs and posters have been put up.

What we need now are local players to nominate! It is a long time since we have
had a large local contingent, maybe this year we will! It is all about having
fun.

You can start off in the C grade or if you are keen maybe try out the B grade or higher. There will be plenty of tennis to watch, a great Sunday night of food and entertainment, and the opportunity to meet with some fantastic people that have been coming to Bingara to play tennis for a very long time.

Tennis has been a bit haphazard the last few weeks with so much else happening but hopefully now we can get into full swing starting this Sunday afternoon, May 23, with a working bee from 2pm followed by a game or two.

With the annual June Long Weekend Tournament coming up in a couple of weeks there is quite a bit of work to be done on the courts to have them ready for match play.

It would be great to start up a social comp so gather together a few like minded friends and come to the courts on Sunday afternoon and register or phone Jan on 0429 991 747.