Friendly Twilight cup to help juniors sharpen skills

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The Broome Tennis Club’s junior members celebrate having another opportunity to hone their skills.
Camera IconThe Broome Tennis Club’s junior members celebrate having another opportunity to hone their skills. Credit: Broome Tennis Club, Fiona Sharpe

Junior tennis players looking to hone their skills have been given a new opportunity in the form of friendly competition.

The Broome Tennis Club recently developed the Friday Twilight Junior Tennis Cup in a bid to give the children more time on the courts and create a social competition.

Club president Fiona Sharpe said the cup was a concept that was several years in the making and the competition has had a very positive response thus far.

”We’re very lucky to have a great tennis club committee who are helping to get this new weekly junior tennis comp up and running,” she said. “So far the competition is going well. We only started this school so we can still grow our numbers and welcome all kids to come down and have some fun, even those that haven’t necessarily played tennis before.

“We have a barbecue and prizes on offer every week.”

Ms Sharpe said tennis has been one of the most popular social sports in Broome, with the Broome Tennis Club being the oldest sporting club in town.

“Tennis is typically seen as an individual sport but in essence, what we try and create here is a fun, social sport environment where both girls and boys can all mix together,” she said.

“We’re also very grateful that the INPEX operated ICHTHYS LNG share our vision in bringing this weekly Twilight Junior competition to Broome for children aged between 10 and 17.

“Our ultimate aim is to have Broome and the Kimberley include tennis in as many school curriculums and towns as possible.”

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