Welcome to the Ballina Tennis Club website. It is intended to provide information for both members and guests regarding the opportunity for anyone to play tennis, the operation of the club, and to keep viewers informed of current activities.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The club’s annual general meeting was held in the clubhouse on Wednesday 13th February at 7pm. It was attended by 26 members. The new committee was elected as follows:
IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS
17 February – JDS Ballina
17 March – JDS Tweed
BBQ – first Friday of each month following veterans morning tennis. Next one: 1st March
If you are a member, we shall keep you informed of events, activities, and happenings. If not we hope this website might encourage you to join us on our courts, if not as a member, at least to play tennis either privately or by joining some of the club’s programs as a guest. Members do have a number of advantages, including discounted rates for play and coaching, and insurance through Tennis NSW. Learners, for whom coaching is available, and visitors to Ballina are equally welcome, whether as members or otherwise.
We have over 350 members of all ages and abilities, and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to play on one of our eleven synthetic grass courts throughout the week from early morning to 9.30 pm. If our clubhouse is unattended, a key to the courts can be obtained from the Cherry Street Bowling Club, which handles all public bookings and is our major sponsor.
Our club is located on the corner of Cherry and Burnet Streets, immediately south of the Bowling Club.
The club is managed by a committee of up to ten members, elected at the Annual General Meeting in February, headed by four office bearers.
The committee normally meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.00 pm, and any member is welcome to attend as an observer.
The club employs a part time groundsman/ part time cleaner, as well as a coaching professional by contract.
The club operates under a constitution ratified by the New South Wales Incorporation Act of 2009, with its own set of bye laws, which can be viewed by clicking here: 2018 Bye Laws
The club has an alcohol and smoking management policy in line with the Good Sports program run by the Australian Drug & Alcohol Foundation. The policy can be viewed here: Alcohol & Smoking Policy
President – Graham Keam
Vice President – Mikko Helle
Secretary – Karina Vikstrom
Treasurer – Colin Webster
Committee – Merilyn Igoe, Leanne Nelson, Jill Sloan, Jordan Stotter, Margaret Oldham, Adam Jorgensen and Brandon Rowe (coach and non voting member)