TENNIS COURTS HEAT UP
TENNIS: Junior members of the Roma and District Tennis Club have hit the courts for a three-day camp despite the soaring temperatures this week.
Club coach Dean Stansell said the heat was no match for the determination of the kids.
“It’s been a great turnout thus far, it’s hot so you’re never going to get huge numbers, we’ve got 12 today, normally our camps are up to 25 kids,” he said.
“But it’s a good turnout and I’m very happy with the kids’ efforts.”
Stansell said the tennis camp was for players either coming back from holidays or that were preparing for upcoming tournaments.
“The first tournament coming up is at the beginning of March, which is the junior development tournament, so they are preparing for that and we are also getting ready for club comp we are hosting in February,” he said.
“Basically a lot of the kids haven’t played much, quite a few of these guys competed in the Brisbane International Challenge two weeks ago, so the outcome of this camp is for them to get their skills up, build consistency and be prepared to play in the season ahead.
“We’ve got age groups here from 15-year-olds and under down to 10-year-olds and under.”
Stansell said due to it being school holidays the club understood people were still away so they were hosting another camp next week.
“We are also holding a three-day camp next week as well, from Monday, January 21, through ’til Wednesday, January 23,” he said.
Stansell said the club was looking strong this season.
“We’re sitting on an average of 125 members, which is fantastic,” he said.