Amid the excitement of the Australian Open, Beaudesert’s tennis courts were buzzing with activity at the local association’s 2023 open and sign on day.
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Adults and kids alike practiced their skills on the courts while committee volunteers helped people renew memberships or sign up as the Australian Open played on tv in the clubhouse.
Beaudesert and District Tennis Association, which turns 100 in 2027, offers night tennis throughout the week year-round. They have four grass courts and two new hard courts.
For juniors, there is coaching, group and private lessons and Wednesday afternoon fixtures. For adults, there is social doubles, a Wednesday night singles and doubles competition and cardio tennis for fitness.
Secretary Lauren Griffin said it was good to see strong interest in tennis locally.
“We’ve had some new juniors who’ve never played tennis and some new adults who’ve signed up for our social tennis,” she said.
“I think the Australian Open inspires people, that’s why it’s great to have an open day in January to coincide with watching the tennis on tv. It’s about trying to attract new people to tennis – we advertised in the Beaudesert Bulletin twice leading up to our open day and we’re always trying to get the word out.”