Over 35s tennis take over

VETERAN TRIUMPH: Roger Federer after winning the Australian Open.
VETERAN TRIUMPH: Roger Federer after winning the Australian Open.

If there is anything to be learned from the weekend’s Australian Open tennis finals, it is that tennis can be played well into one’s 30s.

Serena Williams and Roger Federer, both 35, showed the value of experience in their respective title wins. 

It is trait over 35’s players from around the region will call on at the beginning of March when the third annual Club Narooma Seniors Tennis Tournament is held.

Starting on March 10, this year’s tournament has been expanded to a full three-day program of singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

The tournament receives entries from across southern NSW and the ACT, and forms part of a state-wide circuit of events that are sanctioned by Tennis Seniors NSW.

Peter Boyle from the Narooma Tennis Club said there are host of advantages to picking up a racquet as you get older.

“The seniors circuit allows players to compete at a national level, with individual championships held annually,” he said.

“However, it is not just for elite players.

“There is a strong social aspect to each of the tournaments, which people really enjoy.

“The physical movement that tennis provides to older bodies is only beneficial.”

Throughout the tournament weekend,  Narooma Tennis Club and Club Narooma will be hosting a players’ welcome on Friday night and Trivia Night on Saturday (both at Club Narooma), as well as the popular free BBQ lunch on Sunday.

Entry fees are $12 per person per event and close on Monday 27th February, 2017.

For entry forms and all other information, visit www.facebook.com/NaroomaSeniorsTennis or call Brian on (02) 4473 6669.