It’s hard to fault these homes if you are looking for the perfect home for a tennis fanatic

first_img65 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are high ceilings and the kitchen has timber cabinetry. All of the bedrooms have ensuites and the bathrooms are finished in marble.The home has wraparound sandstone bullnose verandas, timber doors and windows throughout.It is on a 2ha parcel of land and is listed through Benjamin Smith and Kel Goesch of Brisbane Real Estate – Indooroopilly. 65 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield. Picture: realestate.com.auIT’S hard not to get caught up in the excitement as the tennis season hits fever pitch.The Hopman Cup and Brisbane International have both just wrapped up and tennis fanatics are getting ready to settle in with the Australian Open.What better time to check out properties with tennis courts for all those with budding tennis superstars in their households.At 96 Haven Rd, Pullenvale, this five-bedroom home comes with a tennis court and a $4 million price tag. 96 Haven Rd, Pullenvale. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by It is a two-storey home with formal and informal living areas. There is a wine cellar and a self-contained office which could potentially be used as a guesthouse.It is listed through Reuben Packer-Hill and Jack Goulmy of McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington.At Hendra, a home at 73 Woodville St has a full-sized tennis court. The five-bedroom, two-level Queenslander is on 1222sq m of land.It has multiple living areas while the kitchen connects to the front veranda and rear deck which overlooks the tennis court. 96 Haven Rd, Pullenvale. Picture: realestate.com.auThe property is described as “resort-style’’ acreage in a secluded bushland setting. As well as a tennis court and swimming pool, there are paddocks and a lake. The home is on 6.4 ha of land which is 14km from the Brisbane CBD.Other outbuildings include a cabana and games rooms. 73 Woodville St, Hendra. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is listed through Amanda Butler and James Campbell of Butler+Co Estate Agents – Ascot.A palatial property at 65 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield, has five-bedrooms, a swimming pool and a flood lit tennis court.The single-level sandstone home has views across the valley and has a formal lounge and dining room with a fireplace.last_img read more

Spurs ready for trophy charge after 11-year drought, vows Alli

first_img“We’ve been getting quite far in recent years without quite having the finishing product at the end and not getting over the line.”Tottenham crushed fourth tier minnows Tranmere 7-0 in the FA Cup third round on Friday as Pochettino used only three first-team regulars in a bid to keep his key men fresh for the Chelsea tie.Alli was one of the trio who featured in the rout at Prenton Park and he expects Pochettino’s plan to pay dividends against the Blues.– Consistency –“Some people maybe expect you to prioritise different things, but I believe we’ve got a strong squad,” Alli said.“Players work hard in the gym and on the training field to make sure we’re fully fit and the manager makes changes.“I think he’s very good at that and as players we want to play every game anyway.“We’ve just got to make sure everyone is on it and keep up the consistency because that’s the big thing.“When you’re going into different competitions, you can’t take your foot of the gas. You’ve got to be consistent and keep up your top level.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Dele Alli has pledged to end Tottenham’s 11-year wait for a major trophy as his side head into an explosive League Cup semi-final showdown with Chelsea.Tottenham haven’t won a leading competition since they beat Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup final.But Tottenham midfielder Alli is convinced the north London club will finally add to their trophy cabinet this season.Tottenham are still in the Champions League and FA Cup, and also have an outside chance in the Premier League title race.But it is the League Cup that presents their first opportunity to end the silverware drought, starting with their last four first leg clash against bitter rivals Chelsea at Wembley.While the League Cup is often written off as an after-thought for the top clubs, England star Alli is adamant Mauricio Pochettino’s team must use the tournament as the catalyst to kick-start a successful period.League Cup glory would also secure a first major prize for Pochettino, who is widely regarded as one of Europe’s brightest young coaches but has yet to win a single trophy in his managerial career with Tottenham, Southampton and Espanyol.“I think every game, every competition, you want to win it,” Alli said.“As players you want to get as far in the cup as we can, hopefully win it.“We want to win trophies, that’s our aim and we’ve been playing well.last_img read more

Allan captures top prize at No-Frills Squash Tournament; Club hosts membership drive

first_imgMike Allan of Nelson edged out Joel Casey of Vernon 3-1 to capture the Men’s A Title at the No-Frills Tournament Sunday at the Nelson Squash Club.The tournament attracted almost 40 players for the two-day event from Vernon, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Revelstoke and host Nelson.Darwin Horning of Nelson won the A-Consolation title.Paul Lamoureux defeated Darren Hedstrom, both of Nelson, to claim the Men’s B-Plus crown while Steve Limbert of Trail defeated Keira Zaslove of Nelson in the Men’s B.Lindsay Hewson defeated Nelson clubmate Anne Bokser-Wislow to win the Ladies C event while Abby Napora got past Sophie Dorrius of Revelstoke to win the Ladies D.Kevin Limbert of Trail, Poul Henriksen of Nelson, Cathy Heyland of Nelson and Carrie Snaychuk of Cranbrook won consolation trophies in the Men’s B-plus, Men’s B, Ladies C and Ladies D, respectively. The Nelson Squash Club is making a splash back into the Heritage City Sports community.After having its bid to take over the Civic Theatre squashed, and an opportunity to join forces with the Nelson Curling Club defeated by the curling membership, the movers and shakers in the squash community decided to build on what they have at the current facility.The club has approximately 70 members with more than 30 joining in the past few months.The club is hosting a membership drive for more players with a offer of $150 for anyone joining before September 15, 2015.A membership comes with a key to the facility, online court booking and unlimited play.New facility includes a lounge and our two brand new courts –  making four in total  to be ready by September 15.Wednesday is set a side for Men’s league while Monday is Ladies Day.There is a new mixed league starting Thursdays for all beginners to enjoy.There are two major tournaments and two annual Pentathlons per year there is plenty to do on and off the courts as a member of the Nelson Squash Club.For more information contact Paul at 250-551-2714 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Glacier gymnasts shine south of the border

first_img Ashlynn D’Alessandris – Silver on Bars and Floor, Bronze All Around 2002A/03B age group: Mercedes Majeski – Gold on Vault and Floor Shelbi van Hellemond – Silver on Vault and Floor, Bronze All Around 2005 age group: Abby Majeski – Gold on Floor, Silver on Bars and BeamIn the Junior Olympic Level 7 Category 2004 age group: Brianne Stefani – Bronze on Beam and Floor Brynn McTague – Silver on Bars Olivia Bezaire – Gold on Vault, Bronze on Floor 2005 age group: Aurora Dool – Gold on Bars, Beam and All Around Kylee Dyck – Gold on Beam, Silver on Floor and All AroundFor more information contact Sandra Long at (250)352-2227 or [email protected] Elisa Clark – Bronze on Bars 2002B age group: Amanda Schacher – Bronze on VaultIn the EXCEL Platinum Category 1999 age group: Ella Keelan – Gold on Bars, Floor and All Around, Bronze on Vaultcenter_img Raven Sperling – Bronze on Vault 2004B age group: Tehya Colbeck – Gold on Floor, Silver on Bars 2003A age group: Suki Simmington – Gold on Floor, Silver All Around, Bronze on Beam More than 40 medals and a couple of team titles . . . not bad for a north of the border gymnastics club.Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Team were on fire capturing 49 medals and two team championships this past weekend at one of the top USA competitions in the Pacific Northwest.Glacier’s 26 gymnasts competed at the Great West Gym Fest in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which attracted 43 clubs from across the United States and Canada bringing the total number of competitors to 1400.“This competition was a motivating experience for our gymnasts,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach.“The caliber of gymnastics in the United States is first class and our gymnasts fit right in with this high standard.”The gymnasts competing in the EXCEL category brought home the first place team award for their collective highest overall score and Glacier’s Junior Olympic Team, competed against 17 teams and won the sixth place team award. Lily Linnen – Gold on Floor, Silver on Bars, Bronze All Around 2004A age group: Kate May – Gold on Bars, Bronze on Beam Long said this competition shows that Competitive Gymnastics in Nelson is on the right track. “With the continued hard work and dedication from our gymnasts, parents and coaches our young gymnasts will continue to achieve excellence.”Great West Gym Fest Individual Results:In the Junior Olympic Level 6 Category 2002 age group: Lily Taylor- Silver on Beam and Bars, Bronze All Around 2001 age group: Olivia Kelly – Silver on BeamIn the EXCEL Silver Category 2006 age group: Ally Nicholson – Silver on VaultIn the EXCEL Gold Category 2006 age group: Eden Bellman – Gold on Bars, Beam, Floor and All Aroundlast_img read more

New champ Magnolia still getting rhythm back as first game of season ends in loss

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia was mere weeks removed from its title victory in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup when it embarked on the new 2019-2020 PBA Season.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Hotshots played their first game of the Philippine Cup on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena and suffered an 80-75 overtime loss to a TNT team that has been playing in the first conference since the season opened on Jan. 13.TNT already had five games under its belt when it faced Magnolia for its sixth game of the season and this early start gave the KaTropa an obvious advantage in terms of conditioning and on-court chemistry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMagnolia may have lost in its season opener, but head coach Chito Victolero saw positive things in a team that was still carrying a championship hangover.“It’s natural to have that title hangover but the team had a great mindset today,” said Victolero in Filipino. “It just so happens that we lost via breaks of the game, that’s just it. We played well defensively, but I couldn’t say the same for our offense.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jayson Castro on alleged missed travel call: ‘That’s referees’ job’ View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES “You can all see that we really don’t have the timing yet and our defense just bailed us out.”Magnolia did have a decent defensive game limiting the KaTropa to 33.3 percent shooting, 27-of-81, while shooting 40 percent, 30-of-75, for its part.The thing that broke the Hotshots, however, was the players’ stamina.Victolero constantly rotated players every four or five minutes and it didn’t help that Paul Lee, the Best Player of the Conference for the Governors’ Cup, left the game early in the fourth after suffering a swollen right thumb.“My players got tired faster than that of our opponents,” said Victolero. “I was always changing the players because, well, we really don’t have the stamina yet.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘He just can’t take it!’ – Allardyce mocks Mourinho after derby draw

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce gleefully hit back at Jose Mourinho’s comments about his team following the goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea manager Mourinho claimed the Hammers played “football from the 19th century” when defending doggedly to pick up a point.And Allardyce gave a good-natured response, declaring: “He just can’t take it because we outwitted him! He just can’t cope!”He added: “I love to see Chelsea players moaning at the ref and Jose jumping up and down. It’s brilliant when you get a result against him. I love Jose.“Tactically we got it right. We stopped Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Eto’o and we stopped Chelsea at set-plays. On both counts we nulified them.”However, Allardyce revealed he expects Joey O’Brien to be sidelined for some time after the defender suffered a dislocated shoulder.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SAA leads the global field

first_img27 January 2015South African Airways (SAA) will this week become the first airline globally to install the Satellite Authorisation System (SatAuth), which will allow secure credit card transactions anywhere in the skies.The system, first installed on the airline’s cabin trainer for testing in May, would not only allow secure credit card transactions anywhere in the skies, but would also provide pin-point accurate aircraft tracking services for operational purposes, SAA said.SAA installed the device on one of its Airbus A340-300 aircraft at the South African Airways Technical (SAAT) maintenance facility in Kempton Park, Johannesburg on 26 January. “SAAT engineers worked closely with the developers of the solution to ensure certification and engineering procedures, ultimately realising the usability of the product within an aviation environment,” said chief executive, Musa Zwane.SAAT, the driving force behind the innovation, develops testing and engineering procedures for airline maintenance facilities around the world.The system will allow secure credit card transactions to take place at any point and real-time positioning of any flight, anywhere, affecting fuel saving interventions in- flight as well as providing full visibility of actual flight paths versus planned routing at any time. SatAuth is the first product of its kind, and was developed in South Africa.SAAT will manufacture all major aircraft components required for installation of SatAuth in accordance with the international Aviation Certification standards required for installation.“This provides SAAT with substantial commercial impetus with a new revenue stream. The installation is the first of its kind in the world and marks a new milestone in South African avionics engineering. It’s another affirmation of the quality, skill and expertise that SAAT offers in terms of its aircraft maintenance and overhaul facilities,” Zwane said.Installation of the solution can be done during a standard A-Check – a regular overnight maintenance procedure that occurs every 200 to 400 cycles (take offs and landings).“SatAuth will provide an economical and secure transaction environment. As a truly South African innovation, the solution would not have reached this milestone without the dedicated support of the SAA Avionics engineers who took it upon themselves to assist us in guiding the SatAuth solution through the numerous certification requirements so endemic to the aviation industry,” said Paul Roux, the founder and chief executive of the SatAuth solution.Source: SANews.govlast_img read more

TFA Office Closure

first_imgTouch Football Australia would like to advise that the national office will be closed from 12:00pm on Friday, 29 July 2016 due to maintenance. The TFA office will reopen at 9:00am on Monday, 1 August 2016.last_img

Our sport is growing!

first_imgIt’s great to see that in the 2017/18 year, NRL Touch Football participation grew!The total participation number grew 11%, taking us to 679,156 participants across the country.Junior and school numbers grew by 16%, to more than 460,000 participants.Accredited volunteer numbers also grew, by 9% – to more than 15,000.Unlike most sports, touch footy has an almost even gender split, with 48% females and 52% males.It’s a multicultural sport, with 17% of participants identifying as something other than Australian, and 9.4% participants identifying as Indigenous.In the 2017/18 year, 309 clubs ran NRL Touch Football competitions, and 18,232 teams took part.A lot of people love touch footy because #everyonecanplay!last_img

7 days ago​Marco Silva tells Everton to stand up for West Ham

first_img​Marco Silva tells Everton to stand up for West Hamby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton manager Marco Silva says that it is time for his players to stand up and fight for their futures.There is significant turmoil at the Goodison Park club, given their poor start to the Premier League season.They are in the relegation zone after eight games and boss Silva is seen as one of the favourites to get the sack in the league.The Portuguese boss admits it is a tough moment, but believes the players can rise to the occasion against West Ham this weekend.”The first thing [for my team] is to give everything,” Silva told evertonfc.com.”In the tough moments, react and put in more hard work and 100 per cent commitment. We have to be demanding of ourselves every single day.”When you have tough moments as a football team – and this is a tough moment for us as a club and our fans – we have to do even more and then we will see [results] on the matchday.”As a team we have to show more, that strong character and personality that will have us playing to our best level again – and achieving what we want in every single match.”There are more points to win and we have to be really strong to win the next match – then the confidence will come again.”In the tough moments, you can see the strong character… the strong personality. And how we can be strong as a team.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more