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Tennis great lends a hand

Tennis legend Ken Rosewall (right) with Rob Nienhuis at a fundraising function at Tweed Heads Bowls Club on Friday night
Tennis legend Ken Rosewall (right) with Rob Nienhuis at a fundraising function at Tweed Heads Bowls Club on Friday night



A TENNIS spectacular fundraising event on Friday night featuring one of the sport's greatest players - Ken Rosewall - raised more than $5000 for a proposed tennis complex at Bilambil.

Tennis Terranora and Tweed District Junior Tennis Association has so far raised about $300,000 in cash and kind in donations for the $1.5 million tennis centre.

More than 180 people turned up at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club for the fundraiser, compered by Terranora resident and Australia's favourite anthem singer Julie Anthony, who also entertained guests with a couple of songs.

A signed picture of boxing great Muhammed Ali and a signed shirt of tennis star Jennifer Capriati were auctioned off and various signed pictures of Aussie sporting heroes were raffled.

Tennis Terranora spokesman Graham Nicoll said Tweed mayor Warren Polglase announced Tweed Shire Council's continued support for the centre and that it would fund it to the tune of about $360,000 next year.



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