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Away from the slopes, visitors to the Snowy Monaro can enjoy an extensive range of sporting options.

Amongst the many sporting pursuits on offer, the region boasts excellent facilities for the budding tennis player and well-maintained bowling greens for those seeking a social game of lawn bowls. What better way to warm up this winter than getting the blood flowing through a sporting or recreational pursuit.

In Cooma, the largest town in the Snowy Monaro, there are many sporting organisations awaiting a visit from you and your family. 

The Cooma Bowling Club is a small, family friendly club where visitors are always welcome. The club offers social bowls all year round and a helpful club member will get you started with a set of bowls and a quick tutorial if needed. 

Social bowls is arguably some of the cheapest fun on offer with a game only $5 for non-members. Call the club on 6452 1229 to make a booking. 

If tennis is your go, Cooma boasts two tennis clubs. Each club offers six courts and courts are available for hire any day of the week. Social players are more than welcome to play at the  Royal Tennis Club at the Cooma Showground or the Snowy Tennis Club near Snowy Oval. For only $10 per hour you can send down as many aces as you like. 

Hiring a court at the Royal club is possible through contacting 0401 860 840 or to hire a Snowy court, contact 6452 3516.

In platypus country, the Bombala Tennis Club is an inviting setting for anyone interested in a game of tennis. The club has four courts and bookings can be made through Gilly Gough on 0438 245 434. A key is always available at Club Bombala in Maybe Street. 

Bombala is a renowned location for lawn bowls and Club Bombala welcomes all visitors for a game of social bowls. You can enjoy a drink and meal from the Porterhourse Bistro, while taking in a game of bowls with family and friends.

In beautiful Delegate, the tennis courts are available for daytime hire for $10 or at night for a slightly higher fee. Nets and tennis balls are provided, so all you need is your trusty racquet and away you go. To book a court, call Ian Sellers on 0428 984 485. 

Berridale Tennis Club is a family friendly place with visitors encouraged to enjoy the fresh mountain air and partake in a game of tennis.The club has four courts nestled away off Myack Street and court hire is possible by contacting club president Robyn Reid on 0427 310 534.

Overlooking the stunning Lake Jindabyne, the Jindabyne Bowling and Sports Club is home to tennis, squash and bowls. For all sports, please call the club on 02 6456 2133 to make a booking to ensure there is no competition games scheduled. Bookings accepted but not required.

No matter where in the Snowy Monaro you travel, there is a sporting and recreational pursuit just around the corner. The region prides itself of offering quality sporting facilities for all the family to enjoy.

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    June 2021
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