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Tennis Open Day a big (ahem…) ‘smash’

04 Mar 2016

Victor Harbor Tennis Club 

Player numbers at the Victor Harbor Tennis Club have jumped in the wake of its first-ever Open Day.

The club held the event last September, in a bid to boost player numbers; 11 newcomers have since joined (taking total paid-up membership to about 56, with social and back-up players further adding to the ranks).

The Office for Recreation and Sport paid for the Open Day, with a grant of almost $4,500 under its Active Club program.

The funding has also covered the cost of new club shirts, plus new poles and straps for the nets, and new nets as well (juniors sitting on the old ones didn’t do them much good!).

The club says the ORS money has also enabled it to offer cheaper coaching and subsidise membership fees for some juniors in financial hardship. (In some cases players would otherwise have had to give up, because of the cost.)

Another Open Day is planned for this September.