Teva Leibo belts a return during the Tweed Junior Tennis Open that was finalised yesterday.
Teva Leibo belts a return during the Tweed Junior Tennis Open that was finalised yesterday.

Junior Open event proves smash hit

THE GKF Partners Tweed Junior Tennis Open wrapped up yesterday, with tournament director Ryan Kebblewhite declaring the inaugural event a success.

Thanks in part to the sunny weather, the planned four-day tournament, involving more than 100 players, was able to be completed in three days but competitors hungry for more tennis will be able to come back today for more games.

"There has been a good atmosphere and vibe among the kids here, and the good weather helped," Kebblewhite said.

"It was good to see different players come from Sydney, across the Far North Coast, plus Brisbane and even further.

"All the kids played good tennis and overall I was pretty impressed with the standard."

Kebblewhite hopes, in a bid to attract more players, that the dates for next year's tournament can be slightly altered so it doesn't clash with others on the calendar.

He thanked sponsors, including GKF Partners, and the Daily News, for their support of the event.



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