It may have had smaller numbers, however both locals and out of towners alike enjoyed the tough competition at the Inverell courts for the 2021 Inverell Silver AMT / JT Tournament.
Club president Matt Butler said they hadn't hosted an AMT for 18 months, and despite numbers not what they used to be, said the event had gone "very well".
"We had 97 registered players, and normally we would have 160," he told the Times.
"But the standard is so high, especially because a lot of players have come from Brisbane and Queensland, because their tournaments have been cancelled because of COVID scares - so we've picked up good players."
One of those was Emily Ryan from Brisbane.
She took out the AMT Women's Singles and the 18 and Under Girl's Singles on Monday, and said the competition was "tough".
"I was really excited when I got the chance to come down to Inverell to play," she said.
"It's bad in Brisbane at the moment, with tournaments cancelled, so there's not much representation there."
She said her semi-final match - a two and a half marathon against seed number 2 Laquisa Khan - was hard, but "worthwhile" to have such a mental challenge.
"Overall it was a nice change from the city, and it was really nice to play on clay court actually, to gain that experience," she said.
Mr Butler added thanks to their great group of volunteers had put a lot of work into the clay courts - one of the only ones left.
"The club has put a lot of work into the surface, and we were lucky there wasn't too much water - it was just the right amount of moisture."
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