COVID leads to Bradtke-Luczak Cup cancellation

Sale Tennis Club's new courts were set to host the Bradkte-Luczak Cup. File photo

A JUNIOR tournament to be held at Sale Tennis Club next weekend has been cancelled because of COVID-19.
With all indoor and outdoor physical recreation and sport facilities closed, the difficult decision to cancel the 15 and under Bradtke-Luczak Cup on July 31 and August 1 has been made.
The 11 and under Frank Sedgman Cup, to be held in Traralgon, has also been cancelled.
At this stage, several other tournaments are still scheduled to go ahead at Sale Tennis Club, COVID-19 permitting.
Its first Tennis Seniors Victoria national ranking tournament for players aged 30 and over is still planned for August 13 to 15.
Organisers are aiming for a field of more than 80 players, as it is important to attract a substantial field if the tournament is to be successful and return in future years.
National ranking tournaments are round robin events consisting of singles, doubles and mixed.
There are six events, which are played in five year age groups over the three days, with two events played each day.
Players can play one event or all six, depending on how much tennis they want for the weekend.
The standard is suitable for players of all abilities, and prizes are presented at the completion of each day.
The seniors circuit is a fun group and those new to the events will enjoy their time on and off the court.
A Silver Junior Points event and Australian Money Tournament is planned for September 23 to 26, and is still scheduled to go ahead, COVID-19 permitting.
The club’s 17th Life Members’ Day will be held on September 12, its 69th club championships on November 28 and the Wellington Gippsland Tennis Association Championships are also planned to be held in November.
The formal opening of the club’s $2.8 million redeveloped complex will be scheduled soon.
The redevelopment has included a makeover and extension of the clubhouse, the expansion and relaying of 12 of 14 red porous tennis courts, new fencing, lighting and works around
the grounds to provide new pathways and accessibility.