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