Premier League action hits Bendigo courts

THE final round in the Tennis Victoria men's premier league is on this Sunday at the Bendigo Bank tennis complex in Nolan Street.

It's shaping as an exciting finale as all six teams are a chance to play in the finals.

The Country All Stars, which includes several aces from Bendigo, will be determined to perform well.

Sunday's play is from noon until 4pm and follows Saturday's round on the MCC courts.

Tennis Victoria’s Premier League is the highest club level delivered competition in Victoria, with teams MCC, Kooyong Lawn, Grace Park, Waverley, Dingley and the Country All Stars competing. 

Some of Australia’s best tennis players, which include Peter Luczak (former ATP No. 64), Rubin Statham (ATP 359), Andrew Whittington (ATP 411) and Dayne Kelly (ATP 707) are likely to play on Bendigo's courts.

The Country All Stars team is likely to include Curt Garwood (Bendigo), Aidan Fitzgerald (Bendigo-Bairnsdale), Ryan Palfrey (Essendon), Luke Dixon (Shepparton), Adam Lasky (Geelong), Matt Hicks (Geelong) and Matthew Maloney (Warrnambool).

The Country All Stars will be hoping to replicate their home efforts from 2013 when they beat Dingley by a game in the final match of the afternoon to record their only win for the season.

Country All Stars play Waverley on Sunday.

The Bendigo Tennis Association will run several activities on Sunday.

There will be elite squad training session with the Country All Stars from 10.30am until 11.30am. This is on an invitation basis.

Advanced Students will have a squad training session from 10.15am until 11.45am.

Intermediate and Beginners can play in the Bring an Adult Tournament from 11am.

The Hot Shots courts will be set up from 10am and running all day at BTA headquarters. 

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