Open day for 55-year-old club

North Beach founding member Gerry Cohen.
North Beach founding member Gerry Cohen.

The club formed in 1960 on the Charles Riley Memorial Oval Reserve with a membership nomination fee of 5 shillings and had eight grass courts.

Today, the club has eight synthetic, four hard and 12 grass courts.

President Ross Graffin said it would be a great day out for the whole family.

�Tennis regulars and those who have not picked up a racquet in years are invited to head to the club between 1pm and 5pm to enjoy free tennis followed by a sausage sizzle,� Graffin said.

�The open tennis day promises to be a lot of fun, and you don�t need to be Roger Federer or Serena Williams to come along and join in.

�It might just be the start of a new interest and new friendships.�

Visit www.northbeachtennisclub. for more information.