Tennis Southern Region is pleased to announce the Coaches selected to lead Southern teams to the 2018 National Junior Teams Event. These coaches are:
12U (Christchurch) - Mark Milburn
14U (Christchurch) - Peter White
16U (Auckland) - Libby Scott
Junior players interested in being part of the Southern Junior Teams should familiarise themselves with the TSR Selection Policy for Reps: http://bit.ly/TSR2018reps
The first selection events are coming up in the school holidays:
Otago Junior Spring Open - http://bit.ly/2017otspringjr
South Canterbury Spring Open - http://bit.ly/2017scspring
Canterbury Junior Spring Open - http://bit.ly/2017cantspring
2017 Otago Indoor Open (Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 24 September 2017)
Registration is now open for the 2017 South Island Masters Games, 4-8 October 2017 in sunny Nelson.
2017 Otago Junior Spring Open
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2017 Otago Junior Spring Open -
(30 September - 1 October)
Hurry! Entries close Monday 18 September at 5pm - don't miss out!
Southern Series relaunches from Otago
The Otago Junior Spring Open will be held in Dunedin and as with all Tennis Otago tournaments, will have wet weather backup for guaranteed play.
This tournament will also relaunch the Tennis Southern Region's "Southern Series" tournament circuit.
Any athlete that travels to two Southern Series tournaments during the 2017-18 season will be in the draw to win some great prizes including $100s worth of vouchers.
This is open to any athlete that plays in any two Southern Series tournaments away from their home Association. More information can be found by clicking: http://bit.ly/TSRseries
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Which sport should you pursue if you want to live a longer life. The answer? Tennis.
In research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, tennis gives humans a better chance of staving off disease such, heart attack, and stroke. This first big scale population study confirmed what most people already know, ‘is participation in sport protective in terms of how long you live?’ The answer is yes, however, which sport you choose may make a difference.
Tennis New Zealand agree that whether you are five, fifty five or eighty five, tennis is the sport for you and better still, it is the sport for life. Tennis is a safe non contact sport that does not need to rely on expensive equipment. It can be practised alone or played with 2,3 or 4 people and it is one of the easiest sports to participate in.
Unlike many other sports, tennis is gender neutral and gives equal opportunities for male and female to participate, enjoy and achieve! Whatever your age, gender or physical ability tennis is the perfect sport for you!
Tennis is almost as mentally stimulating as it is physically, so it’s great for brain development for children and aging folks who want to keep their brain intact.
Introducing people to Tennis in New Zealand will contribute to a healthier, more active population, for everyone. This study validates what tennis players have always known, that the sport reaps a ton of benefits for people of all ages. Who knows, if you practice enough, you can even become like this guy:
New Zealands Michael Venus has made it into the second week of a Grand Slam at back-to-back tournaments. PHOTOSPORT