Anyone for tennis?
IF THE next international tennis champion is living in Julatten, they now have a better chance of making it through to the Australian Open.
That’s because the Julatten Tennis Centre has just laid down a new Rebound Ace court, just like they use at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
“The new surface is a Rebound Ace product,” Julatten Tennis president Alan Lane said.
“It’s not exactly the same surface they use in Melbourne, that’s a thicker surface with a rubberised base.
“We also covered the concrete surround. Previously there was a change of surface when you left the court, which could be a bit dangerous.”
Aside from being safer than the old one, the new $14,500 surface also looks striking.
Mr Lane said he hoped the tournament-quality court would get a workout during the club’s come and try day on Sunday.
“We’ll be providing balls and racquets, and trying to encourage people to get into tennis, or get back into tennis,” he said. “You don’t have to be a certain physical type, and you only need one other person to have a game.”
The Come and Try day is on at the Julatten Tennis Centre at Geraghty Park on Sunday, 15 August from 10am to 4pm.
Ready for action: tennis coach Alan Lane