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Australia Day tournament

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January 19, 2018

Numurkah Lawn Tennis Club’s annual Australia Day tournament has surged into its 87th year.

Running from January 26 to 28, the tournament seeks to showcase the region’s talent.

Club president David Ludington was excited about making this year’s tournament bigger than ever.

‘‘The courts are in magnificent condition and players can expect that come the weekend,’’ Ludington said.

‘‘There is a general bye (in Goulburn Murray competitions) that weekend, so we would love to see as many people as possible in attendance.’’

Rather than the knockout style used in other competitions, this year’s round-robin tournament starts with the junior singles on Friday morning, with the youngsters continuing in the afternoon for doubles.

Men’s and women’s singles begin at 10am on Saturday, followed by the mixed doubles at 4pm.

Numurkah product Mark Mills will be hoping for a victory at the event, while an injury cloud remains over previous champion Nick Fenaughty as he looks to win his third title.

Saturday night has a fully catered social evening with a DJ at the clubrooms, before senior men and women return on Sunday to fight it out for the doubles titles.

Previous years have had more than 200 people attend the event, with Ludington hoping to build on that number this year.

Closing date for entries is next Wednesday.

For registration inquiries, email [email protected] or for more information phone David Ludington on 0419111846.

This article is a reprint from yesterday’s News with a corrected email address. Apologies for the original error.

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