Qualifying rounds in Ballarat Gold AMT tournament are already underway at Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre this morning.

Ballarat's Nick Powell and Ben Robinson have singles matches from 9.30am, Hannah Heath at 10.30am and Tynan Haintz at 11.30am.

The men's and women's doubles draw starts from 4pm this afternoon.

Ballarat's top hope Zoe Hives, the women's fifth seed, will be in action in the main draw tomorrow, as will reigning Wimbledon women's doubles champion Su Weui Hsieh.

*CRICKETERS will hit the training field tonight and you can bet East Ballarat will spend some time monitoring Weatherzone.

The Hawks are five runs away from securing the biggest upset this season - rolling Brown Hill at Western Oval.

*BALLARAT'S reputation as a running destination is somewhat of a hidden gem.

Hometown Olympian Collis Birmingham and Ballarat Project are working hard to change that.

Check out our online feature and video with the Ballarat Project crew

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