Anzac Open to be a hit
TENNIS: Louis Clark is hoping that his four-hour drive from Byron Bay will pay off this weekend April, 22.
Clark is the number two seed in Gympie Tennis' Anzac Day Open this weekend and has his sights set on the top prize.
"This is my first time playing in the Gympie tournament," Clark told The Gympie Times.
"I only started playing open tournaments at the end of 2014. I knew this tournament was at the start of the year. I didn't play it last year so I decided I would come at it this year."
The 16-year-old will carry some good form into the tournament but has been restricted with a knee injury for the last month.
The tournament gets under way at 8am today with games being played at both the Reg English Memorial Centre and the Queens Park club.
2016 will see 165 players spaning from under-10s to open men and women take to the court and with tennis action running through to Monday, local tennis fans are sure to be spoilt for choice.
"It is the biggest weekend in the Tennis Gympie calendar," Brett Cottrill said.
As well as the tennis action, a meet-and-greet of the players will be held at the RSL tonight April, 23 at 6.30.
For spectators wishing to catch some of the action, all junior matches will be held at The Reg English Memorial centre, while all the Open games will be held at Queens Park Tennis Club on the corner of the Bruce Hwy and Jane St.