We are still seeking to raise funds towards the cost of redevelopment of the clubhouse. Details can be found in this new section, including a copy of the plan, and you may make a tax free donation there via the Australian Sports Foundation. So far we have raised over $15,000 in fundraising activities and have over $60,000 in reserve towards a total cost of approximately $200,000. We have also recently received a grant of $17,000 from the NSW Community Building Partnerships program, which will see the first stage construction of ramp access to the clubhouse in the near future, and a commitment of $20,000 from the Ballina Shire Council. You may view an updated promotional club video on YouTube: btc holden submission 2017.
Members are reminded that annual fees are now overdue and should have been paid at the Bowling Club before the end of February. Senior fees are now $80, and match fees have also been increased to $5 as from 20 February. Guests, whether visitors to Ballina or non-members, are most welcome to join in our club programs (see details in the program section) and will be charged a guest fee of $4 as well as the $5. Senior members in arrears will also be charged the $4 guest fee excess, and unpaid juniors not admitted to coaching, until payment is made.
Unfortunately the Tweed JDS event was cancelled because of the weather. No decision has been made as yet about re-scheduling.
The April 2017 Ballina Clinic (click for details) will be held from 11th-13th April, so no courts will be available on those mornings from 8am – 1pm on those days for club events or court hire.
IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS
1 April – Nortec Northern Rivers Junior Finals
1-4 April – Casino Open Tournament
11-13 April – School Holiday Clinic
22-24 April – Gloucester Seniors Tournament
14 May – Seniors (40 and over) Social Round Robin
BBQ – first Friday of each month following veterans morning tennis. Next one: 7 April
Welcome To The Ballina Tennis Club
Welcome to the Ballina Tennis Club website, which has been designed for both members and non-members.
If you are a member, we shall keep you informed of events, activities, and happenings. If not we hope this website might encourage you to join us on our courts, if not as a member, at least to play tennis either privately or by joining some of the club’s programs as a guest. Members do have a number of advantages, including discounted rates for play and coaching, and insurance through Tennis NSW. Learners, for whom coaching is available, and visitors to Ballina are equally welcome, whether as members or otherwise.
We have over 350 members of all ages and abilities, and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to play on one of our eleven synthetic grass courts throughout the week from early morning to 9.30 pm. If our clubhouse is unattended, a key to the courts can be obtained from the Cherry Street Bowling Club, which handles all public bookings and is our major sponsor.
We should like to acknowledge here the assistance provided by Paradise FM radio, the Northern Star, and the Ballina Advocate – and also Conarts, designer of this website, whom we would highly recommend to any local tennis or other sports club.
Our club is located on the corner of Cherry and Burnet Streets, immediately south of the Bowling Club. If you need more information, go to the contact us section of this website. You can also find out more by viewing our promotional video on YouTube: BTC Holden Submission 2017