Bribie Island Tennis Club


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Welcome to the Bribie Island Tennis Club


The Bribie Island Tennis Centre has six synthetic grass courts under lights. Our courts are available all year round. The centre is located at Cosmos Park off Sunderland Drive at Banksia Beach, Bribie Island.

Courts are available for hire both day and evening use when not in use for club or coaching purposes. Bookings can be made by ringing the club coach Ryan Dryden on 0447 122328 Coaching currently runs at 6 days a week and Junior fixtures is also available on Friday Afternoons Contact Ryan today for details Tel: 0447 122 328


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A brief history of Bribie Island Tennis Club



The Bribie Island Tennis club began as the result of a small advertisement in the local newspaper proposing a meeting of those interested in forming a Tennis Club on the island. Until then, tennis enthusiasts had to travel to Burpengary or Caboolture to play. At the meeting a Steering Committee was formed with Bob Barron as President, Janice Brown as Secretary and Robbie Harrison as Treasurer.

In 1989, the club was able to hire two courts from the Recreation Association at First Avenue. These courts were bare cement with white lines painted on them…and not in the greatest condition. The first task of the Steering Committee was to upgrade the courts to a suitable standard. In order to do this, four families went guarantor for a bank loan of $4,000 to have the two courts redone in Flexipave. The Bribie Island Tennis Club was incorporated in July 1990.

As the club grew, two courts were insufficient for the club’s needs and the Caboolture Shire Council was approached to provide land for the building of four courts and clubhouse. After a number of years of, at times, difficult negotiations, the club was finally granted land in Cosmos Park in 1994. Lighting for the courts was paid for by member donations and a bank loan for nearly $21,000. By the end of 1995, a clubhouse and four courts ready for day and night tennis were completed. In 2003 Courts 5 and 6 were added. The council subsequently upgraded the clubhouse.

In July 2015 the relationship with the Moreton Regional Council changed so the club is leasing the courts from the council and has full responsibility for maintenance of the courts, fencing and lights.

In January 2016 the committee appointed Ryan Dryden as the first Manager/Coach of the club, beginning a new era of organization.

 

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