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In the next few weeks, Bankstown Council and their authorised contractor will undertake the beautification of the excess soil left from the installation of the Hot Shots Courts at Panania. As you may know if you have lived in the area for some time, the site of the tennis, cricket and soccer was formally a garbage tip many decades ago. The excess soil has been thoroughly examined and will be treated carefully and in the appropriate manner.  It will be formed into a "grassy knoll' and then covered in the correct material to seal in any possible contaminates.  This knoll will then be covered in fresh new soil and grassed.  I have been told that the process should take approximately 10 days.There is no problem or danger - but to make absolutely sure, the Hot Shot courts will not be used until the process is completed.  Thanks to Glenn Brookes for funding the complete costs of the works. Thanks also to Bankstown Council and their contractors for providing the expertise to complete the job in a very professional manner. We look forward to the "new look" and a place to sit and watch kids and indeed everyone  learn to play tennis.   Adele English, General Secretary  97715665 (for any further enquiries)

INTERDISTRICT 2016:  Applications can be made on line HERE http://www.cbta.com.au/Interdistrict/register.php  to be in a team and represent CBTA in Term 3 this year, playing against other Associations for a period of approx 8 weeks.  Closing date to apply is WEDNESDAY 16 March 2016  http://www.cbta.com.au/Interdistrict/register.php

CBTA are pleased to invite interested persons to the GRAND OPENING of the improved facilities at Roger Bowman, Sefton centre.  Sunday 21 February at 3pm.  The hitting wall has been renovated and also the pro shop - come on down and try out the wall.  The Grant will be officially opened by Ms Tanya Mihailuk, State member, and we thank the former member, Barbara Perry for her belief in the project and awarding the money.  RSVP enq@cbta.com.au  

Congratulations to Simon Albrecht, the CBTA Open Mens' Champion for some years.  Simon won the covetted Ken Rosewell medal during the Interdistrict season in 2015.  He was delighted to receive a personal letter from the great man himself recently.  HERE

Saturday morning juniors has started up again in 2016 February 6.  If you havent registered, you may like to be a reserve and try it out.  Ring doug 0418218971 or email juniors@cbta.com.au


Thursday ladies held their annual Christmas Party recently.  INFO HERE


 SMJ for Term 4 also had their presentation at a Christmas Party at CBTA & BC, Moxom Road, Punchbow.  Thank you to the club for their use of the auditorium and also to new coach, John Kellert, for the use of the courts.  Photos here

Thursday night mens competition had an exciting finals last week.  Read the report from our roving reporter.  HERE NOW

Congratulations to our 3 teams in the Mid Western competition. All 3 teams were in the finals  Saturday Dec 5. Well done to Tori and Zhou in Div 1b;  also Chris S. & Adam who played our Anthony N & Alek R.   See info here - finals were at Auburn   GO CBTA!!!! Results NOW

Are you on Facebook???? You might like to "follow" and "Like" some great short radio interviews with some famous and interesting people in the tennis world.  Check it out and hit "LIKE" and keep an eye on it as well'


A team of our better junior boys who won Mid Western Last term have formed a team "Young Guns" and are playing in the prestigious Badge competition - Division 2.  They've been doing fantastically - won the grand final against Western Suburbs.  Follow their progress here http://www.xpointsports.com/division/9110

CBTA had it's AGM in September.  A great 40 page report is available at most centres but if you want to have a look at the information/photoes, etc then click here and have a read.  Cover.    Book

Tune in to your tennis radio - 90.1fm - Saturday mornings at 10.15 (10 mins)  and also 8am - 9am, radio 100.9, live from the studio.......  Catch up with the 90.1 interviews on the Talking Tennis page to the left....  Some famous players give their views - recently Paul caught up with Ken Rosewall, Sandon Stolle, Alicia Molik to name a few.

CBTA  has the management of Five (5) centres.  All have established coaches and programs to suit everyone.  They are:

Panania - rear Diggers RSL, 28a Childs St Panania - the CBTA headquarters.  A large team of coaches available for all standards. 
9792 8474, 0413 656085  http://www.tennis.com.au/pananiatennis

Deverall Park - Ethel Street, Condell Park             0423 762965 - this centre is open for social play from 9am till 11pm every day.   A new coach, Mr Son Ly, is available, on 0420 364812

Coleman Park - Rabaul Rd/Henry Lawson Drive Georges Hall 
 0426 213040.  Expert coaching from Ian Brabazon & Jared Zeeman and their team, lots of social play and comps running as well.

Smith Park - Lehn Road East Hills   9774 1573,  0432 026235 - Hakki see more info here  Lots of social play and expert coaching from this very qualified tennis coach

Rose Park, Sefton.   9644 4181,  0404 290542 - Tyson Flannery, coaching and lots of social play. 

Ring them for some more information about these centres and the great coaches that run them and all the facilities they have. All the centres have social groups, coaching and competitions available, run by the experts who can help you.

To be a member of our club CBTA and ensure you are covered with Sports Insurance if you play tennis  PLEASE download a form HERE or go into My Tennis and register yourself.   There have been changes to the Tennis NSW membership costs which CBTA are passing onto their members.  You can now join for as little as $10 if you are a regular player.    For this you will receive a CBTA card, entitling you to discount court hire and services at our 5 centres.    If you are just a social or community member who doesn't play very often, you may not need a discount card - join up at our 5 centres for FREE anyhow and be a part of our great club!

To learn more about CBTA and our great history of nearly 100 years (including 5 Davis Cup players), read HERE NOW.


If you want to "have a go" yourself  be involved in the FREE COMMUNITY TENNIS, first Sunday of the Month, from 1 - 3pm.  Look here NOW

ARE YOU DISABLED OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS DISABLED AND WANT TO PLAY TENNIS?  Read about this group from Bankstown with opportunities for you here NOW:

 The CBTA Management Plan for 2013 - 2018  is available for viewing HERE
THE CHALLENGE LADDER' has PRIZE MONEY, not just for the best player, but for the most matches played.   Over 340 registered players now. Visit  www.thechallengeladder.com .  Come on and get your game on!

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