OPEN BACK: Brendan Schultz won the last closed tournament in men's open in 2015.
OPEN BACK: Brendan Schultz won the last closed tournament in men's open in 2015. Mike Knott BUN210916TENNIS1

Closed tournament comes back to Bundy

TENNIS: Bundaberg tennis players will have the chance to get their name on an honour board this weekend.

The Bundaberg Tennis Club will be hosting its first closed tournament title in two years at Drinan Park on Saturday.

And it will be open to any player living in the Bundaberg region.

"We want to make it a fun social event while also providing the chance for our members to play competitively,” tournament director Rob Hardie said yesterday.

"It will be an event with prize money and trophies on offer.”

Players will compete in singles in the morning with doubles to be held in the afternoon.

At this stage the men will be the only ones competing in the open competition.

Male and female players will compete A and B-Grade.

Players will compete in a round robin format.

"It will be a one-day event so we are not sure how the matches will pan out yet,” Hardie said.

"We're hoping a few of the younger girls come out to play as well as the junior boys.”

So far the numbers haven't been strong with Hardie conceding it will take time to get people back.

"We missed it last year as I was on holiday,” he said.

"I'm looking forward to running the tournament and I hope we can get interest late.”

To nominate to play contact the club at tennisbundaberg@

hotmail.com before 5pm today.



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