COUNTRY tennis is an enormous part of living in the Goulburn Valley and it has been a crucial part of our history right since the start.

Recently, thousands of tennis enthusiasts flocked to Shepparton to compete and conquer on the Shepparton Lawn courts as part of the Tennis Victoria Country Week.

Also, in early March, Bumbartha Tennis Club will celebrate its centenary with a special book released in conjunction with Lost Shepparton and the Shepparton Heritage Centre.

Grab your circular, wooden tennis racquet and lob a long shot back to Greater Shepparton’s past, with special thanks to Akers Family, Robert Dodds, Lost Shepparton and the Shepparton Heritage Centre for providing the photos.