Friday mornings finds a lively group of over 50’s out on tennis courts 1-5. Most Vets are retirees in their 60’s and 70’s keen to play tennis both for exercise and for the enjoyment of making new friends and seeing old ones.
Doubles games are organised from 9 a.m. until 11:30 in a round robin of partnerships over the course of the morning. Skill levels vary, but it’s amazing how simply playing regularly improves skills, agility, and endurance. Anyone can take a tea and biscuit break and socialise a while, but then they’re back on the court for the next 20-25 minute round of play.
The Vets have made a great contribution to BBRC since 1985. They have volunteered in many capacities, adding to the life and growth of the Club over the decades. BBRC vets host a Christmas tournament and luncheon and engage in senior tournaments at area clubs.
The membership fee for Junior Tennis (under 15) is $195.00 per year and an Intermediate member (15 – 19 years) is $265 per year. This includes attending Junior Club Night every Friday.
Being a Junior/Intermediate member here at BBRC will allow you to have access to the courts to practice and play, you can pre book a court online from Monday – Friday 6am – 5:30pm or after 7pm Monday to Friday and anytime access on a Saturday & Sunday.
Junior Club Night is run every Friday during the term time – These Friday sessions include skills and technique advice from our friendly coaches. Times: 4.00pm-5.00pm – beginners 5.00pm – 6.00pm – advanced players.
During the summer interclub there are a variety of competitions that you may wish to enter:Mid-week ladies play on a Monday and Tuesday during the day.
There are week night competitions for singles and doubles (all same sex teams).At the weekend there are mixed competitions played on alternative Saturdays.
The season runs from approx. October to April and our club captains will be sending out entry form during July/August
There are also winter interclub competitions running.
Wednesday 9-11am – Social
Members meet at 9am for social games. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow members of the club and to practise during fun matches. After the tennis you can join the players for a well-deserved coffee and biscuit afterwards. Note this is not restricted just to ladies!e you wait for the start of the next term.
Thursday 7pm on – Business House
Thuten Kesang, another long standing member, runs our Thursday Night Business House competition. Members are placed in teams of 6 players, and you play 2 matches each week and play all teams in the competition. If you have missed the current term you are welcome to have your named added as a reserve while you wait for the start of the next term.
You are more than welcome to come down to watch some of the games and meet some of the players. I play in this competition – it is competitive but also fun and social – it’s a great way to meet other members over a few drinks. (Please note there is an additional fee to play in this competition)
Sunday 2pm – 4pm – Social
One of our long standing members, Peter Weir, kindly arranges a fun afternoon on the courts. The games last for 20 minutes and when the bell rings you swap players. This enables you to play with a variety of players and again all levels are welcome.
Our coaches from Tennis Global – Elliot Le Petit and his team – offer a variety of programmes as well as individual lessons. These sessions are available for junior and senior players of all abilities. Contact Elliot on 027 948 7964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
During the year we shall be running a variety of tournaments as well as social events – so keep reading the newsletters for more details.