Ballarat AMT Gold tennis tournament launch today as school athletes tackles nationals

THE  Ballarat AMT Gold tennis tournament will be launched today.

The second edition of the event will be at Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre on December 19-22.

A 200-strong field of Australia’s best domestic players, featuring some of the country’s best juniors, will join a selection of overseas visitors in the tournament.

TENNIS Victoria will also next week launch the inter-regional country championships at Creswick’s Mt Prospect complex, where the titles will be contested.

The championships will be on January 3-5.

The inter-regionals will feature about 260 tennis players ranging from ages 12 – 45 and over representing the 11 country Victoria regions.

Teams play in sections from 12/under through to 45/over in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

YOUNG ATHLETICS TACKLE NATIONALS

BALLARAT takes a strong representation into the Australian All-Schools Track and Field Championships in Townsville over the next three days.

Victoria has a team of 133 at the titles.

Ballarat’s representatives:

Holly Dobbyn (Ballarat Grammar School/Eureka AC) under-18 girls

Laura Hutchins (Ballarat Grammar School/Eureka AC) under-18 girls

Brad Castleman (St Patrick’s College)/Wendouree AC) under-14 boys

Sam Williams (St Patrick’s College)/Wendouree AC) under-14 boys

Geelong Grammar School student Rachel Waters, who is a Eureka AC members, is also competition in the girls’ under-18 division.

BALLARAT Grammar School will also compete in the Australian All-Schools track and field teams knock-out final in Townsville on Monday.

It will be represented

Sam Baird (400m), Nick Milton (400m hurdles), Liam Proccacino (400m) and Will Mills (400m), Arthur Armstrong (javelin), Patrick Reed-Rogers (1500m), Geoff Creber (1500m) and Joel Wilkinson (high jump).

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