Hervey Bay Tennis Club Senior tournament - Mike McDougall.
Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Hervey Bay Tennis Club Senior tournament - Mike McDougall. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle Valerie Horton

Seniors to serve ace tennis tournament

TENNIS: FORMER Australian representatives will be among more than 80 players to contest the Hervey Bay Seniors Tennis Tournament.

The round robin, which starts at 8am on Friday, is open to players aged 35 or older.

Tournament referee Geoff Arnell said the annual event, now into its seventh year, is one of the biggest on the senior tennis calendar.

"We've got 85 players, which is about as many as we can handle,” Arnell said.

"We've got about five players from New South Wales, one from the United States, eight or nine from the Gold Coast and a lot more from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

"This is a good tournament for us. It puts Hervey Bay on the map for senior tennis.

"We're all ready to go.”

Games will be played in singles, doubles and mixed, with playing categories split by age groups. All prizes are donated by local businesses.

Games will be played from Friday until Sunday.

Morning sessions will run from 8am to 1pm, with afternoon games from 1pm to 6pm.

All games will be played at the Colyton St courts.



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