The Open Tournament was completed successfully on 6th January despite some rain interruptions. Congratulations to all finalists and thanks to everyone who supported the event by competing, spectating, and assisting in many ways to make it all possible – with the canteen, officiating, court preparation and maintenance, etc. We hope to see you all again next year. A fuller report and some photos can be found in the tournament section.
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 $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 and a commitment of $20,000 from the Ballina Shire Council. You may 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
JUNIORS AND PARENTS DAY
About 50 juniors and parents enjoyed some round robin doubles on the Saturday of 10th December, followed by a prize giving and refreshments. Some photos can be seen in the coaching section.
IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS
15 February – Annual General Meeting
19 February – JDS Ballina
28 February – JDS Tweed
5 March – JDS Lismore
BBQ – first Friday of each month following veterans morning tennis. Next one: 13 January
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.
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