FREE Open Day This Saturday

Tennis World North Ryde will celebrate it’s official re-opening this Saturday April 29 with a free Open Day from 11.30am to 3.30pm with fun and games for all the family.

Activities will include free coaching, hit the target inflatables and fastest serve competition with radar gun. A great day for the whole family with BBQ, freebies and giveaways all day!

Bennelong MP and former top tennis player John Alexander OAM will be in attendance with a court named after him on the day.

Other courts being named will be for Mark Edmondson, the last man to ever win the Australian Open and young tennis star James Duckworth.

JA’s love affair with Tennis World

 John Alexander has a long standing love for Tennis World North Ryde after historically supporting Ryde’s community interests when it was threatened to be demolished in 2013.

Earlier in his sporting career he had conducted coaching clinics at Tennis World and responded instantly and enthusiastically to help save Tennis World when called upon by The Weekly Times to support the campaign.

Additionally, Mark Edmondson is responsible for the creation and installation of four state of the art synthetic grass Hot Shots courts, which are modified tennis courts aimed for children aged four to seven to help them learn the game.

This initiative is closely supported by Tennis NSW who will also be in attendance on the day giving away a chance to win a signed and framed Angelique Kerber photograph for any enrolment.

The third court being named will be after James Duckworth, Australia’s fourth ranked tennis player who has a long standing relationship with the Tennis World Group after being coached by the CEO Scott Riley for six years within the Shore tennis program.

Renovations at the facility have once again launched Tennis World to be a premier sporting facility within the City of Ryde. Each court has been resurfaced with four Australian Open blue hardcourts and six synthetic courts all brand new.

On the inside, there is now a café with premium Lavazza beans, the same coffee that supports the four grand slams.

If your legs get sore on the court you can exchange the racquet for a bat and challenge a friend on their outdoor table tennis tables.

The Tennis World Group is the largest operator of tennis facilities in the country and they have brought all their experience and love for the game to relaunch a great tennis centre in our backyard.

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THE WEEKLY TIMES launched the eventually successful Save Our Tennis World campaign in May 2013 with community members plus Ryde MP Victor Dominello and Bennelong MP John Alexander OAM. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.