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High-flyers set for big challenge

THOUSANDS of tennis players will start the New Year on a high in Adelaide next week as part of the WTC Be Active Challenge.
28 December 2011, by World Tennis Challenge

Reece Homfray   |   The Advertiser

THOUSANDS of tennis players will start the New Year on a high in Adelaide next week as part of the WTC Be Active Challenge.

More than 2,000 participants will play on 200 courts across the state from January 2-14 in Australia’s biggest festival of tennis.

A feature of the event is the InterContinental Corporate Challenge where teams of four battle it out in a round-robin competition at Memorial Drive on January 9.

This year’s competition has attracted teams from some of Australia’s biggest companies, including Bunnings, Santos and Coopers, which hopes to improve on its third-place finish this year.

“I played tennis for many years and now just socially,” Coopers chairman Glenn Cooper said.

“We were third last year and enjoyed it. They’re very good social matches without being too serious.”

Mr Cooper, who was given a birds-eye view of Memorial Drive from the InterContinental Hotel last week, said his team was caught on the hop at this year’s event.

“It was a very hot day and we didn’t think we’d get to the finals,” he said.

“So we had a few Coopers Clears and then they announced the finalists.

“But we seemed to do all right so we put it down to a good preparation.”

Team registrations close on Wednesday 4 January.

For further information visit the ‘Play Tennis’ website.