Future tennis stars on court

TOP TALENT: The Bendigo Junior Open has attracted a quality field.

TOP TALENT: The Bendigo Junior Open has attracted a quality field.

The 2016 Bendigo Junior Open and Association Championships will hit-off at the Bendigo Tennis Association on Wednesday.

The event has attracted more than 350 players from across the state, competing for Australian ranking points and more than $5000 in trophies and prize money. 

Players will contest under-10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and open age categories. 

Finals for the Bendigo Junior Open and Association Championships will kick off from 9am on Sunday.

In conjunction with the Bendigo Junior Open, the BTA will launch its Festival of Tennis on Thursday.

The Festival of Tennis runs from October 22-November 1, with the highlight the hosting of the $50,000 Bendigo International women’s pro tour event. 

Some of Australia’s best female tennis players have competed in the Bendigo International in the past, including Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua, Jarmila Gajdosova, Ashleigh Barty, Olivia Rogowska and Alicia Molik. 

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