Ballina Tennis Club


You will notice we have added a new section to this website.   We are 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 $10,000 and have over $60,000 in reserve towards  a total cost of approximately $200,000.  You may also view a promotional club video on YouTube: ballina tennis bt 4


Your 2016 committee is as follows;

President – Margaret Oldham

Vice President – Mikko Helle

Secretary – Martin Hole

Treasurer – Jeff Shearman

Committee members – Bill Knowles,  Wayne Rose, Jill Sloan,  Cindy Smith                                                                                                                                       


Our first club championships for over 20 years were held on Saturday 22 October!    Congratulations to Dwayne Smith, who beat Jai Rowe in a closely contested  men’s singles  final 4-6, 6-0, 10-7 tie break.   Thanks also to those others who supported the event.   The junior events were held the following weekend, with over 30 players competing.  The major winners were Girls: Emily Cook, who defeated Ella Peart in the singles final; and Boys:  Korbyn Felsch who just got home in a deciding tie break set against Marshall Peters.   Congratulations to them and all those who participated.     More details can be found in the coaching section.


We had a successful day on Sunday 20 November with 44 players from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Tweed, Lismore, and even two visitors from Melbourne, as well as our own members.   More details can be found in the tournament  section.  Our next seniors (50 years and over) tournament will be held in March or April next year.     Players from other clubs  are especially welcome.     For more information contact Martin  at or by calling 66854081.



20-22 December  School Holiday Clinic

3-7 January    Ballina New Year Open Tournament

BBQ – first Friday of each month following veterans morning tennis.   Next one:   2 December



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 300 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.

Details of fees, programs, coaching, and contact persons can be easily found in the following pages.

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: ballina tennis bt 4