Academy tennis squad lobs into Bathurst – 9 May 2008

Athletes in the Western Region Academy of Sport Tennis squad will converge in Bathurst this weekend for the Open Teams Tournament. Bathurst Tennis Centre is hosting the event and players from clubs around the state including Springwood and Tumut will attend. The tournament begins on Saturday morning, 10 May and will be played as is a round robin doubles competition. There is one ladies division and both an A and B grade division for men. This event is a great opportunity for the young WRAS athletes to get some experience playing against adults. The Academy will be represented by a team in every division and all are expected to perform well. WRAS Tennis Head coach and tournament coordinator Andrew Mitton said ‘the tournament is a great opportunity for the athletes to put into practice the skills they have been working on at their local TDCs (Tennis Development Centrea) and at other Academy events. We have some really promising athletes in WRAS and I’m expecting some great results.’ It’s set to be a big weekend for the junior players as they will also have a session on Friday night with newly appointed NSW Institute of Sport Regional Coach Nicholas Burns. Local athletes, coaches and spectators are welcome and encouraged watch this session which at the Bathurst Tennis Centre from 7-9pm.END

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