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Week of competitions at the Avenue Tennis Club
9:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Somerset Sport
AVENUE Tennis Club have been hosting the LTA Grade 3 Junior and Adult competitions this week.
The competition, supported by RBC Capital Markets and Tony Pryce Sports, started on Sunday and will run until Saturday (August 24).
This year, both the adult and junior tournaments have run together, making it one of the County’s largest competitions, with 298 players from under-8s to Veterans playing throughout the week in a variety of events.
The event sees some of the best juniors in Somerset and from around the country compete for the Avenue Open, together with players from Somerset playing in the Somerset Closed Open.
The matches start early in the morning and continue throughout the day until early evening.
Hot and cold food is available throughout the day and the clubs bar is open.
The majority of the finals will be played on Saturday, August 24, and on Friday evening (August 23), the club is holding a pig roast for competitors and spectatros.
Head coach Vinny Duddy said: “This is a great opportunity for local people to come along and see some fantastic tennis at probably the best faclities in the county.”
l The club’s Wimbledon New Adult Membership deal will continue for the rest of the summer, offering half-price membership, together with six group lessons.
Anyone wishing to take advantage of the offer should phone the club on 01278-782758.
l The final week of the Junior Holiday Tennis Club will run from August 27-August 30.
For more information, visit www.avenuetennis.com