10 January 2018 | Tennis Victoria

The Inter-regional Country Championships for 2018 has provided some memorable moments as Wodonga Tennis Centre hosted more than 250 players from nine regions across Victoria.

The Inter-regional Country Championships’ unique team format sees players in 12/u to 18/u age groups, as well as 25/u, Open and 35+ all competing for points towards their region. The team which finishes with the most points claims the title.

With players enjoying some warm weather during this Summer of Tennis, many families enjoyed their time at this year’s event, including the Lee family.

Belinda Lee and her children Ryan and Jess were representing the Barwon region and thrilled to experience such a close comradery with the team.

“We just love being part of our region and everybody mixes, it’s a great team atmosphere,” Belinda Lee said.

“It’s a great social catch up as well all the matches are played in very good spirits.”

The Lee story is not an unique one with a number of families also sharing memories of their tennis moments at Inter-regional Country Championships weekends.

Venturing all around Victoria to compete in many Inter-regional Country Championships; Grant, Ryan and Tiahna Leader have enjoyed the time together.

“It’s good catching up with others from other regions,” Ryan Leader said.

“I’m staying in a house with a few other boys from other regions so it’s pretty good. Got to go to bed early!”

The 62nd Inter-regional Country Championships was a resounding success. Goulburn (263) claimed back-to-back titles with their 21-point victory ahead of Barwon (242).