Townsville Lawn Tennis Association was founded in 1911. The association was incorporated in 1991 and changed its name to Tennis Townsville Inc. on 26 September 1995. Tennis Townsville is directly affiliated with Tennis Queensland and is a member of Townsville Enterprise and Commerce Queensland. Tennis Townsville enjoys an excellent rapport with the business community.
We promote and facilitate participation in tennis at all levels and conduct tournaments and fixtures. The most widely recognised tournaments are:
- North Queensland Open Tennis Championships
- North Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Championships
- North Queensland Junior Age Tennis Championships
Tennis is a game and it’s a passion; it’s an hour of fun and a lifetime commitment. It’s boys and girls, and it’s men and women; it’s all ages, all races, all people everywhere. It’s made for a sunburnt country, a sport we love so much we play it anywhere and everywhere- in the suburbs, in the bush, in the outback and even on rooftops. It’s everybody’s sport. It is the wonderful world of Tennis, Australia’s favourite.
To grow, manage and promote the sport of tennis throughout Townsville and recognising the health, social, economic and entertainment benefits of sport, tennis in particular, for people of both sexes, all ages and abilities. Our ultimate objective is to promote healthier lifestyle for the community. Make tennis part of our lifestyle.
- Enhance opportunities for junior and senior members to participate, develop and enjoy playing tennis.
- Develop the ancillary and playing facilities to attract further participation in tennis.
- Enhance marketing and promotion of the association as the premier tennis facility in North Queensland.
- Recruit, optimise and motivate an efficient range of volunteers to continually improve the sustainability of the Tennis Townsville.
- Enhance the association's income opportunities to ensure future sustainability.
Tennis Townsville Exists to
- Promote the sport of tennis in the region
- Meet the needs of the public
- Provide a career path for juniors and senior players and officials
- Provide social interaction for members
- Provide a competitive avenue
- Promote physical activity and health within the community
- Produce elite level players
- Maintain and improve the standard of the facility and tennis opportunities
- Optimise the community use of the facility
- Provide a financially sustainable tennis organisation.
Why play tennis?
Tennis is a perfect sport for maintaining a healthy body and a healthy mind. And best of all, it is a game that everyone can play throughout their lifetime. In today's society, instances of obesity and heart disease are well documented. Regular exercise is crucial.
Tennis is a perfect way to get a great work out and have fun at the same time. Consider the benefits of tennis:
- A non-impact sport with few injuries.
- A great way to meet people and exercise with friends.
- Tennis is played all over Australia.
- Whatever your level, you can find someone to play of similar ability, but age and gender present no barriers.
- You can play for a lifetime or start the game at any age.
Specific health benefits include:
- Enhanced aerobic capacities
- Lower resting heart rate and blood pressure responses
- Improved metabolic function
- Greater bone densities
- Lower body fat
- Greater strength
- Quicker reaction time
- Alleviates stress
- Increases cerebral activity and enhanced mental alertness
- Encourages social interaction
Tennis can be played by everybody, everywhere. What are you waiting for? Love that game!
Tennis Townsville recognises the need for tennis participants to comply with the Sunsmart policy adopted by Tennis Townsville. It is in the interest of members to ensure that all tennis participants follow the policy. As a practice you should adhere to the following simple tips:
- Avoid being out in high UV between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
- Use 30+ sunscreen applied to clean dry skin 20 minutes before going outside
- Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours
- Wear a hat, sun protective clothing and sunglasses outdoors
- Seek out shade but wear protective clothing and sunscreen, even in the shade.
- Check your skin often for unusual moles, freckles, blemishes or marks, or changes in existing ones.
- See a doctor or skin specialist at least once a year or immediately if you notice a change.
- Keep babies and toddlers in the shade.
- Drink plenty of water.