Bareena Park, the hilltop tennis club among the trees
If you’re looking for a tennis club that’s exactly right for you … then come visit leafy Bareena Park. We have young men like Chris Rose, Nick Robertson and Darren Melanuik, girls in middle youth like Pat Boardman, Kitty Biro and Julie Bush and lads like Pax Lambert, Roy Roxburgh and Terry Fewell still playing in their 80’s and George Thompson in his 90’s; as well as very many ordinary club players age 18 to 60 doing what they enjoy most – playing social tennis.
Bareena’s tennis courts are open for play from 7am to dark every day of every week and a wide selection of special playing sessions enables you to play with people of all standards and to meet a wide choice of new friends from the Balgowlah, Manly and Northern Beaches tennis community.
Our head coach, Marc Dragan, holds classes for children every afternoon except Sundays during all school terms. The kids not only learn the game from the Manly-Balgowlah district’s best-known tennis coach, they too get to know many new friends.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 until lunch are very popular open-play days attended by 30 – 40 players at every session. Most of these members are retired but there’s also a sprinkling of young mum’s grabbing a set or two while the kids are at school.
Wednesday evenings in summer are twilight tennis time, an increasingly popular session for anyone who rolls up to Bareena Park Tennis Club racquet in hand.
Saturday mornings are dedicated to kids again with Marc Dragan’s coaches organising the local junior comp matches. Saturday afternoons see the club team/s play their inter-club matches. Bareena plays in the Northern Beaches competition and we’re always seeking team recruits in the Balgowlah and Manly area.
Come Sunday mornings we have a special play session for A-level members, some of whom are very good, most of whom are more than competent, and all of whom think they are absolutely brilliant.
For every other daylight hour of the week the courts are open for all members of Bareena Park tennis Club to either book a time to play or to simply turn up and take their chance of a court being available.
Do you wonder what your fellow members might be like?
Answer: We’re quite a big club with some 400 members just like you and your family. They are friendly, cheerful, good people plus a few we have to hide in the toolshed. We have young men like Chris Rose, Jamie Crooks and Nick Robertson, girls in middle youth like Dawn Mulveena, Pat Boardman and life member Pam Fizelle, and lads like George Thompson, Ken Sievers and David Holmes all still playing in their 80s; and very many ordinary club players aged 18 to 60 doing what they enjoy most – playing social tennis.
Thinking of joining us? Best idea is to wander along one Sunday morning and check us out. Jeff Carrol, our court captain and club manager is always there to organise play and to welcome visitors. See you this Sunday then?
Contact Jeff on 0411 178 416
Saturday afternoons often have courts available for casual bookings
From the President……… Dear All, The April Committee meeting was held as usual on the second Wednesday of the month. Unusually, attendance was down for one reason or another so several items were held over for the next meeting. However, I am pleased to report that in addition to the repairs to the fencing on […]
Tennis and Combined Sports Camps 35 Vista Avenue, Balgowlah Heights Summer Holiday Camps – 18th to 22nd December 2017 and 8th to 12th, 15th to 19th and 22nd to 25th January 2018. Tennis at Bareena Park phone 0403 833 293
From the President……… Dear All, The first Committee meeting of the 2017 year was held earlier this month; good to see (almost) all back from holidays and down to business. Membership numbers continue to be one of the key issues that concern the committee. As I mentioned in the last newsletter we have set […]
From the President……… Dear All, Here we are again at the end of another year – it seems like only a few months ago we were asking for volunteers to assist in court preparation etc. during the Manly Seaside Tournament matches to be played at the Club, and here we go again! No doubt you […]
From the President……… Dear All, The long and hot summer now appears to be reaching its end; cooler mornings now for tennis, but with the end of daylight saving, an end too for this summer’s Wednesday evening tennis which has been so popular. Well done Suzie Cummins for all your organizing. I’m sure the Wednesday […]
From the President……. Dear All, The first committee meeting of 2016 was held this month with all committee members in attendance (even if we had to pull Suzie Cummins off the court and away from her Twilight tennis!) This time of year has been the time for tournaments; first the annual Manly Seaside Tournament where […]
PRESIDENT’S REPORT, BAREENA PARK TENNIS CLUB ￼ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 30th SEPEMBER 2015 ￼One of the most pleasant duties of the President is to produce the annual report to be tabled at ￼the Club’s AGM. It is a great opportunity to look back and revisit some of the memorable events of the year, and be reminded of the […]