Ballina Tennis Club

Ballina Tennis Club

 

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:

President::              Graham Keam
Vice President:        Mikko Helle
Secretary .               Karina Vikstrom
Treasurer .                Colin Webster
Committee .               Jill Sloan, Leanne Nelson, Jordan Stotter, Margaret Oldham,
                                   Adam Jorgensen, Merilyn Igoe.
A message from the new president and last year’s annual report can be found in the newsletter  section of this website.

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS

All dates can be viewed in this link to our 2019 Calendar, but the major events in the near future are as follows:

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.

We should like to acknowledge here the assistance provided by Paradise FM radio, the Northern Star, and the Ballina Advocate.

Details of fees, programs, coaching, and contact persons can be easily found in the following pages.

Our club is located on the corner of Cherry and Burnet Streets, immediately south of the Bowling Club.

CLUB MANAGEMENT

 

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)