Matakana Tennis Club prepares for bumper summer

Matakana Tennis Club is seeking members and sponsors in preparation for what it hopes will be a bumper summer season.

The club committee plans to get the season underway on October 1 and host trainings, tournaments and other events during this period.

Matakana Tennis Club president David O’Sullivan says they are looking for 100 members as a target and would like one major sponsor to come forward with $30,000 so the courts can be Astro Turfed.

“We’ve worked really hard to get where we are, but we need one big final push to make sure we get tennis up and running in Matakana properly,” O’Sullivan says.

“We held a doubles competition last summer and had 26 pairs participate, so we hope that sort of interest will reappear this season.”

In addition to the courts being finished, a wind break with sponsorship space is in the pipeline.

“In the future, we would like to build a clubroom and carpark, but those will be bonuses when they happen.”

The club has Hugo Santos as its new coach and is hoping to establish interclub competitions with other local clubs.

“We are going to play Warkworth in a tie for an old mug we have, and it would be good to have these types of events regularly.”

The club is also looking for a treasurer and secretary. Annual club membership ranges from $30 for children to $95 for adults and $200 for a family.

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