Hervey Bay Independent : 8th January 2015
Serving up a win for local tennis The Hervey Bay and District Tennis Association has won the Australian Open Blitz Ultimate Club Challenge for Queensland, earning a hefty $5000 grant for hosting the best open tennis day in the state. More than 250 clubs from around the country hosted free tennis days last year with the aim of opening up their clubs and encouraging the local community to enjoy the popular sport. The Hervey Bay club, based in Torquay, held their hugely successful open day on October 18. Hundreds of local residents turned up for a free serve, participating in a wide range of creative training techniques and games including novelty jumbo and vintage tennis. Resident tennis professional Luke Harvey, said the grant would help fund vital upgrades for the facility. These upgrades include an expansion of the club house canteen, a new water cooler and security cameras, all in preparation for events that the club is expected to host this year. Having toured the world as a young professional playing on courts that stretched from Europe right through Asia, Luke said the open day was the club’s opportunity to share a great sport with the wider community and hopefully encourage more young people to sign up. “For a lot of the kids that are in training to become professional tennis players, it was a chance for them to come along and have some fun with the game,” Luke said. “I think tennis is really important in keeping active and fi t. It’s a great way for young and old to come together; a fi ve-year -old and a 90-year-old can come together for a great game.” The club has more than 250 junior members and around 110 adult members. For more information about the club, contact their offi ce on 4125 3718 or visit their Facebook page. Reading away your overdue library fi ne From now until Saturday, January 17, library members under 16 years of age can read away their overdue library fi nes just by participating in the Summer Reading Club. If you read for; • 15 minutes - $2.50 off fi nes, • 30 minutes - $5 off fi nes • 45 minutes – $7.50 off fi • 1 hour – $10 off fi nes Councillor for Community, Heritage and Family Services George Seymour, said reading must be completed in one of Council’s fi under the supervision of library staff. “This is win-win,” he said. ve library branches and nes “It’s a great way to wipe any late fi nes students may have and the time spent reading also goes towards the requirements of the Summer Reading Club. “This year we are giving participants the opportunity to read 10 books or alternatively complete 10 hours of reading; this is to cater to those children who are reading lengthy books and fi nd they cannot complete 10 books in the holiday period.” Cr George Seymour said the program is a fun way for young people to discover new books at the library. Up-and-coming junior member Zavier Laurie gave a thumbsup to the Hervey Bay and District Tennis Association’s open tennis day last year. MY 1000TH CLIENT! We are almost there and to celebrate our 1000th client will receive I WANT YOU TO BE $1000 CASH! For details call 4184 2043 Wedding Season is here and we’re here to help with it all from decorating to bridal gowns, men’s suits , mother of the bride and don’t forget those adorable flower girls and page boys so let us help make your special day AMAZING. For a free quote call us on 41256104 free e quote call us on 41256 We Can Make Your Special Day Amazing! f like us on P 0407 280 406 | E firstname.lastname@example.org Shop 5, Whale Bay Marina, Buccaneer Avenue, Urangan Hervey Bay Independent, January 8, 2015 / 25 GET YOUR FULL DIGITAL EDITION Download the App today!
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