Published: August 19, 2013
Over 300 tennis players taking part in Burnham-On-Sea tournament

Almost 300 tennis players of all ages are taking part in a major regional tournament in Burnham-On-Sea this week.

The town's Avenue Tennis Club is hosting an LTA Grade 3 Junior and Adult Tennis Competition between August 18th-24th when spectators and visitors are welcome.

Both the adult and junior tournament are running together, making it one of the county's largest competitions.

A total of 298 players from under 8s to veterans are playing throughout the week in a variety of events, from singles to mixed doubles.

"The event features some of the best players in Somerset and from around the country competing for the Avenue Open, together with players from Somerset playing in the Somerset Closed to be crowned Somerset Champion," said Head Coach Vinny Duddy, who added it is a great opportunity for local people to come along and see some fantastic tennis.

The matches normally start early morning and continue throughout the day until early evening. Hot and cold food is available throughout the day and the club's bar will also be open.

The majority of the finals will be played on Saturday 24th August and on the evening of August 23rd the club is holding a hog roast for competitors and anyone wishing to come along to the club.

The Avenue's last week of the Junior Holiday Tennis Club will run from Tuesday 27th until Friday 30th August. Normal tennis coaching squads will recommence on Monday 2nd September.

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