TAMWORTH Tennis Club’s Treloar Park tennis complex will be the venue for a second and biggest day of Optus Junior Tour Tournament play today.
The Warragundi Beef-sponsored Tamworth event has drawn some 90 players from as far afield as Sydney and Queensland, said North West Academy coach Jarrod Campbell, who is running the four-day event.
“We’ve had a good turn- out,” Campbell said yesterday.
“We have 90 juniors from Queensland, Sydney, a good representation from the North Coast and a large contingent from the North West.
“It’s a four-day tournament but we’ll probably have it wrapped up by Wednesday.”
The Optus Junior Tour Tournament is a nation- wide umbrella tour acting as a pathway to competitive tennis for aspiring young players who have already reached tournament level.
There are 211 Tennis Australia-sanctioned events across the nation, all carrying national ranking points.
In Tamworth this week are juniors playing in the Under 10, 12,14 16 divisions.
“We’ve already decided the Girls’ Under 16s,” Campbell said.
“They played a round robin and it’s been won by Hayley Ingles from Singleton. Kirsty Haysman from Sawtell was the runner-up,” he said.
Juniors played first and second-round matches in their divisions yesterday.
“Tuesday will be the big day,” Campbell said.
“We will be playing the biggest number of matches then.”