Get Your Racquet On at tennis open night

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Get Your Racquet On with Tennis Bundaberg on Wednesday night.

Whether you are 10 or 110, a tennis open night will have you firing aces when it is held in Bundaberg on Wednesday.

Tennis Bundaberg invites anyone who wants to learn the sport to head on down to their Get Your Racquet On event.

Secretary Brian Doughty said the aim was to provide interested players a space to learn, make friends, gain some skills and work on personal fitness and health goals.

“Tennis is a sport for players of all ages with our own Bert Heinrich playing until recently, aged 96,” he said.

“Tennis is universally recognised as the healthiest sport for all ages.

“It does not matter how much or how little you have played, we want you to Get Your Racquet On and come down to our Drinan Park Tennis Centre and enjoy a night of fun while getting fit and healthy.”

Tennis Bundaberg celebrates long history

Brian said the tennis association has been around since 1930 and is currently located in Powers St alongside the Burnett Bowls Club at Drinan Park.

He said the club had been fortunate to have fostered three international players over the decades. 

“Marilyn Rasmussen, nee Tesch, was our first in the early 70s just before the open era and world rankings,” he said.

“Marilyn played all over the world against the likes of Chris Evert.

“She came back to competitive tennis in the Seniors Over 40 and won the Australian title in singles and doubles and then went on to win the world title in singles in Europe.”

Brian said local players David Carter and Nerida Gregory also represented Australia, both achieving world rankings of around 70.

With the Get Your Racquet On event coming up, he said there was always a chance for the club to foster the next Ash Barty or Nick Kyrios.

“But even if you just want to have a bit of fun, you are more than welcome to come on down to experience playing tennis with a fun group of people,” he said.

Get Your Racquet On will be held at Tennis Bundaberg, corner of George and Powers Street, on Wednesday, 29 January at 7pm.

Spare racquets will be available for use.

To find out more about the tennis open night, head to the Tennis Bundaberg Facebook page here.