Gladstone Open lures field of 160 tennis players
THE $8000 Wide Bay Australia Gladstone Open Tennis Championships, to be staged at the Glenlyon Street Tennis Complex from June 11 to 13, have attracted a field of 160 players from all Queensland, NSW and South Australia.
The gents and ladies open singles events are littered with the cream of Queensland tennis with the gents singles winner receiving more than $1000 in prizemoney and trophies. The men's field consists of about 50 players which is one of the largest in recent years. The ladies will play for more than $800 prizemoney and trophies and this event has attracted about 20 players, most in the top 20 ranked players in Queensland.
The 18-and-under junior boys and girls singles are also strong fields as players chase valuable national points which are up for grabs.
The boys' field has many of Queensland's rising tennis stars with 30 talented players going head to head during the three-day event.
The junior girls' field of 18 is also strong and spectators can be assured of seeing the best of Queensland's young talent battle away for national points as they seek to open doors to full-time tennis careers.
All the other junior singles events have been well supported as have the ITN grade events and the Gladstone District Tennis Association is looking forward to one of the more successful open tour-naments in recent years.
All keen tennis enthusiasts are encouraged to come along and see the cream of Queensland tennis do battle at the Glenlyon Street Complex over the three days.
Finals day is June 13 with the ladies singles getting under way at 9am and the men at 9.30am.