Alaric, Phoebe and Zara met with Lara on the recently refurbished Eaglehawk Tennis Club’s courts. They learned all about the new club and even had a hit with Lara!
The reserve is managed by The Eaglehawk and District Tennis Association, while the Eaglehawk Tennis Club and Bendigo Karen Youth Network (who play caneball) use the courts.
‘The prime time to use the courts are on weekdays’.
There are 5 courts available to use. Tennis can be played on all 5, and 2 of the courts can be easily set up for caneball.
The new tennis courts are public, free to use and unlocked to use all the time – 24/7!
There is a website booking system you can use to ensure you have a court available. The club encourages people to book a court as it gives evidence on how often the courts are used, which will help in applying for grants to
improve the courts. The club hopes to ‘get lighting for night games, more
seating and a practice hitting wall’.
The Eaglehawk Tennis Club have a number of members from the 3556 area but also have members from other parts of Bendigo. ‘We focus our promotion in Eaglehawk but we hope the club can spread far and wide’.
The Eaglehawk Tennis Club was established in 2020 to provide greater tennis opportunities for Eaglehawk and its surrounds. ‘The courts at Crowther Street have been underutilised so the Eaglehawk Tennis Club is looking to raise awareness about the new courts and tennis for the 3556 community’.
The new Eaglehawk club had a slow start due to ‘COVID lockdowns and restrictions and through the court renewal period’. However, the club is now up and running in time for spring so make sure you get down there and have a hit!
The Eaglehawk Tennis Club offers a range of activities such as
beginner programs for adults and kids, social hits and competitive competitions. There is something for everyone at the club!
There are two kinds of memberships with the following benefits:
You can play at social hits and at competitions.
You can play at social hits and 5 competition matches.
Some of the programs the club offers include:
Our social hits run every Sunday (excluding long weekends) from 3pm and are great for all abilities. Across our 5 courts we have families, beginners having a go and experienced players having a more competitive hit.
Summer Competition: Adult Saturday afternoon competition from
October to March.
Beginner Adult Sessions: For those that haven’t played before, or haven’t played in a long time and need to build confidence. Equipment can be provided. There are a few sessions specifically for women and girls in September for the ‘This Girl Can’ program.
Hotshots Kids Tennis: Free and fun aimed at kids aged 5-12.
All equipment is provided.
The Eaglehawk Tennis Club are looking for sponsors to support this fantastic new club and facility that all of us can use for free.
‘We hope to see you at the courts soon!’
Stay tuned for part 2 in Edition 44 where we investigate about the courts’ resurfacing and about the Bendigo Karen Youth Network who play caneball at the reserve.
Any questions please email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or via their Facebook page, @EaglehawkTennisClub