Hopman Cup Trophy makes a visit to Busselton Tennis Club

The Busselton Tennis Club hosted a visit by the famous Hopman Cup Trophy on Saturday, with members and visitors intrigued by the hardware that the world’s top tennis nations will compete for in January as the mixed team event celebrates its 30th year.

The championship is named in honour of Harry Hopman (1906–1985), an Australian tennis player and coach who guided the country to 15 Davis Cup titles between 1938 and 1969.

The cup was a great hit with members and selfies with the cup were quite popular on the day.

CUP GLORY: Busselton Tennis Club members welcome the Hopman Cup on Saturday. Members and visitors were intrigued by the hardware that the world’s top tennis nations will compete for in January. Photo by Michelle Reilly.

CUP GLORY: Busselton Tennis Club members welcome the Hopman Cup on Saturday. Members and visitors were intrigued by the hardware that the world’s top tennis nations will compete for in January. Photo by Michelle Reilly.

The tennis season is now into full swing with local players and visitors enjoying being back on the grass courts that have been superbly prepared for the new season. The Junior ‘Game Face’ program is now back on every Friday for the remainder of the school term.

The club and coaches are aiming to increase participation and the love of tennis with junior players and their parents welcome to roll-up for these fun sessions from 4pm.

Night team events are well underway with a Ladies competition on Mondays, Mixed Doubles on Tuesdays and Men’s on Thursdays. The Scroungers Men’s Team tennis session is played on Thursday afternoons.

The club’s mixed handicap doubles tournaments will be played this Sunday afternoon with the women’s and men’s doubles the following week.

Saturday afternoon and Wednesday morning sessions are based on a social set format.

The games are open to everyone, including prospective new members and visitors to town.

Kevin Merifield, Alison Kirk, Glyniss Purkiss, BTC President Barry House and Club Captain Allison Hutchison with the silverware. Photo by Michelle Reilly.

Kevin Merifield, Alison Kirk, Glyniss Purkiss, BTC President Barry House and Club Captain Allison Hutchison with the silverware. Photo by Michelle Reilly.

The Hopman Cup at Busselton Tennis Club on Saturday (11th). Selfies with the cup were popular during its visit to the local club. Photo by Michelle Reilly.

The Hopman Cup at Busselton Tennis Club on Saturday (11th). Selfies with the cup were popular during its visit to the local club. Photo by Michelle Reilly.

Members and visitors were intrigued by the hardware that the world’s top tennis nations will compete for