Summer of tennis heats up for juniors

THE summer of tennis is about to get busy for junior players in Bendigo.

A four-day holiday clinic begins at the Bendigo Tennis Complex on Monday.

The clinic includes the Hotshot program for five to seven-year-olds and the full court program for seven to 16-year-olds.

Sessions are 45 minutes for the Hotshots program and 75 minutes for the full court program. To enrol log onto

The Bendigo Tennis Association will host a Junior Tournament and Australian Money Tournament from January 23 to 26.

More than 150 players will compete, with juniors playing for points and seniors for prizemoney of $1500.

BTA squad begins on February 6, with trials to be held at the Nolan Street complex from 6pm to 8pm on January 30.

The squad program includes a year of training for the six tournaments held at the BTA, with the major one being the McDonalds Classic from April 5 to 9. The program also includes a trip to the Gold Coast in July to train at the Tennis Plus Academy.

• Pictured: Back: Igor Hewitt, Zoe Costigan. Front: Drew Costigan, Willow Barnett, Alex Costigan.

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