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    ALMOST READY: Andrew Dorman hangs new nets at Horsham Lawn Tennis Club in preparation for training starting tonight. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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    Brendan Ahearn marks lines on Horsham Lawn Tennis Club courts during a working bee at the weekend. Club leaders are counting down to a delayed start to the 2021-22 Central Wimmera Tennis Association season but are using the time to prepare players and playing surfaces.

Numbers positive at Horsham Lawn Tennis Club

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By Sarah Matthews

Horsham Lawn Tennis Club members will resume training tonight as the club continues preparations for the upcoming 2021-22 Central Wimmera Tennis Association season. 

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Members had a working bee on Saturday morning to line the courts, which president Hailey Yorke said were in great condition. 

She said four courts in the middle bay had been resurfaced and were ‘looking magnificent’.

“We’ve got the full middle bay happening again and we’ve also got some brand-new nets,” she said.

“We’ve had the council here scarifying on the off-season as well, so that’s been really helpful.

“We’re thinking the courts will play really well.”

Ms Yorke said although the season would be shortened under State Government return-to-play rules, she was still optimistic about what laid ahead, particularly after an influx of juniors to the club.

“We’ve got 28 junior teams, which is great,” she said.

“I think it’s probably the most junior teams we’ve ever had.”

Club leaders are also busily preparing to host  2022 Tennis Victoria Inter-Regional Country Championships from January 7 to 9.

“That will be really good as well,” Ms Yorke said.

At this stage, Central Wimmera Tennis Association is planning to kick off the 21-22 season on November 6.

Ms Yorke said she – along with many others – was looking forward to seeing competitive tennis resume in the region.

“We start training tonight,” she said.

“It will be really great to see all the kids out here again.”