Game, set and match: three generations on the tennis court

FAMILY AFFAIR: Carolyn, Corrine and Joyce Ballinger with members of the Oberon Women's Tennis Club.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Carolyn, Corrine and Joyce Ballinger with members of the Oberon Women's Tennis Club.

TENNIS player Joyce Ballinger, 90, was joined by her daughter Carolyn and granddaughter Corrine at the Oberon Women's Tennis Club competition on Tuesday.

Mrs Ballinger said it was the first time three generations had played in the local competition.

"I've been playing since I was 10 and it's great to see the family joining me in a game that I love," she said.     

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Mrs Ballinger turned 90 in 2018 and is still serving it up to the best of them.

She continues to play tennis every Tuesday morning in the ladies' competition at the Oberon Indoor Tennis Centre.

FAMILY: Joyce Ballinger with her daughter Carolyn, granddaughter Corrine and great-grandchildren Jikyha and Naharna.

FAMILY: Joyce Ballinger with her daughter Carolyn, granddaughter Corrine and great-grandchildren Jikyha and Naharna.

"My daughters Carolyn and Dianne have been playing tennis with me for a few years and now my granddaughter Corrine, who is visiting Oberon, has joined in the fun," she said.

"I don't get to see Corrine and her family often, so it's a joy to see them playing a game that I enjoy so much.

"I started at a young age and I think it's never too early to pick up a racquet."

Carolyn, who lives in Bathurst, said Oberon is lucky to have an indoor tennis facility.

"No matter what the weather's doing we can still get a game of tennis in on Tuesdays," she said.

"It doesn't matter what skills you have, we're here to have some fun and exercise."

Women's tennis is played Tuesdays from 9am and new players are always most welcome, according to a spokesperson.