Tennis serves up a hot month

ROCKHAMPTON tennis fans have been served up a mouth-watering month of first-class tournaments, starting next week.

The Rockhampton Tennis Association's "Sizzling Spring of Tennis'' swings into action on Thursday when the Queensland Secondary School teams finals hit the Victoria Park tennis courts.

After two days of competition, the five-day Head Queensland State Age Championships roll into town on September 12.

Central Queensland's junior stars will take on Australia's best talent for major national points in their age groups; from the nation's best juniors to the cream of the World Futures circuit then arrive in Rockhampton.

Starting on September 17, the Kia Tour men's futures qualifying begins in the lead-up to the main draw, which starts on September 21.

Australian Davis Cup stars Peter Luczak and Chris Guccioni are just two players expected to join the international field.

Just when you thought your appetite for tennis was satisfied, the Kia Tour women's challenger circuit starts from September 25 to October 2.

The event will play host to such names as rising Queensland star Sophie Ferguson.

Rockhampton Tennis Association secretary Tim Rawkins said it was arguably the city's biggest program.



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