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Club aspires to offer better tennis

Players and coaches show their club spirit at the recent Aspire Tennis Club family fun day.
Players and coaches show their club spirit at the recent Aspire Tennis Club family fun day. Contributed

YOUNG regional tennis players were given plenty to aspire to during 2012.

That was the case when Aspire Tennis Club participants recently enjoyed a family fun day at the Chermside Road tennis courts.

With help from Nova 106.9 and sponsorship from Amart All Sports at Redbank, the day attracted more than 140 tennis enthusiasts.

In a year that started with the club changing its name from Tiger Tennis to Aspire Tennis to attract a wider range of players, the club grew to over 200 juniors and about 40 adult players.

The changed focus resulted in programs run out of the Lifestyle Health Club at Bellbird Park as well as Westside Christian College, Middle Park State School, Collingwood Park State School and Springfield Lakes State School.

Head coach and Tennis Ipswich vice-president Mitch Garen and his team of five coaches saw some great progress in the development of the children and adults at the club throughout the year.

"We had some good success with our seven teams in the Tennis Ipswich winter competition and currently have six teams in the summer competition all doing very well," Garen said.

"We have over 50 players within our in-house fixtures and a group of about six kids playing regular tournaments.

"Overall it was a great year in the development of Ipswich tennis players and we hope to continue the success in 2013."

Garen said parents and children were planning to watch the Brisbane International Tennis tournament at Tennyson over the holidays.

Aspire Tennis Club lessons and competitions resume on Monday, January 28.

Topics:  ipswich junior sport




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