Play on clay for points
ACTION at the second annual Sawtell New South Wales Claycourt Championships starts today.
Tournament director Eli Baylis said the four-day Silver event now has national points available making it attractive to players from the eastern states and as far away as Tasmania.
“With record entries of more than 200 players, Sawtell will be the place for great tennis this weekend, including a number of locals hoping for a spot in the finals,” he said.
“Tournaments such as these are becoming rare as the number of clay courts in Australia are diminishing and this gives a number of city players the chance to compete on the clay surface, something they may not normally get the opportunity to do.
“Also having a national points tournament so close to home is a great chance for regional players to gain and improve their Australian Ranking without having to travel to major cities.”
Play continues over the weekend at Sawtell Tennis Club with finals held on Monday.
All draws and times can be viewed online at www.sawtell tennis.org.au