Beaudesert & District Tennis Association will smash their way into 2022 with a new coach and plans for court surfaces to be renewed.
Club Vice President Lisa Quast has been coaching with the Club for several years. At times she has worked with other coaches and will continue to be involved, however she is happy to hand over the racquet to the Gold Coast’s Tim Fitzgerald.
Tim grew up playing tennis and coaching.
He recently became involved with Aussie Tennis, led by Rod Laver’s cousin Brian Laver and was coaching alongside Brian for several years.
“I started looking to take on some more coaching this year and this came up,” he said.
“Having grown up at a regional club, Beaudesert is what I am looking for – community and committee based. It is what I grew up with.”
Lisa said many clubs are now privately owned and Beaudesert is becoming an anomaly in the tennis world.
She and Tim are very much on the same page with the direction the Club is headed.
“I want to continue the good work that has been done by the Committee,” said Tim.
“There is a solid group of existing players and hopefully more coming through.”
With the new coach, the Club sees the opportunity to expand the tennis program into more schools, as well as holding more events at the Club.
Tim has been heavily involved in running various tennis events in the past and is keen to organise some events in Beaudesert, both social and competitive.
The Club’s committee has also secured funding to resurface the hard court surfaces and is looking forward to improving the facilities this year.
A sign on and open day is being held at the tennis courts in Bromelton Street, Beaudesert on Sunday 30 January from 9am to 11.30am.
Meet Tim and the Committee members and have a go in the ‘Hit the Target’ competition.
To join or find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.