Tennis season launched in Tahuna


The start of spring means the end of winter tennis and for the Tahuna Tennis Club, a chance to welcome new members.

The club celebrated its annual open day on Saturday and club captain Mike Delaney says the club is again looking strong heading into the inter-club season. “We are a really diverse club ability-wise. We have some of the best players in the region here and we also have some very social players, which gives the club a good feel and we’re certainly keen for more players to come and join us.”

The open day gave those from outside the club the chance to come down and give tennis a go and Mike says they’re hoping to sign up a few new members before the start of the season. “People who just want to play social tennis are more than welcome, as are those who want to play inter-club. We always do well in inter-club competitions, we have teams in every grade and room for new players.”

For the third year in a row the club is sponsored by the Speight’s Ale House. Mike says the club is also hosting a Have a Go day for kids this Saturday. The day is free and for kids of all abilities.

Club coach Suzanne Spencer says all gear is provided and it’s a great opportunity to gets kids, aged up to 12, the chance to have a go at tennis. The Have a Go day starts from 9.30am.

Mike says people can just come down every Saturday afternoon and join in their club day.