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31 January, 2020

Fourth break-in, in two weeks

4 break-ins, in under 2 weeks at the Mareeba Tennis club,

By Phil Brandel

After 4 break-ins, in under 2 weeks at the Mareeba Tennis club, the clubs President Mark Keating says enough is enough. “I’m just over it; I’ve been here since 3 am this morning cleaning up. This is the fourth time in less than 2 weeks we have been broken into. I don’t know what to do”

It’s believed that unknown persons entered the club in the early hours on Friday morning armed with bolt cutters, first cutting the wire fence around the permitter of the courts and then smashing windows to get into the clubs kitchen. They then used bolt cutters to try and unlock a cupboard where they believed alcohol was being stored “We removed all the alcohol after the 2nd break-in and put a sign up to try and deter them” Mark said

Mark estimates so far the damage has cost the club over $3000 dollars and with an open day tomorrow (February 1) “it’s not a good look to have all this glass lying around with people coming and trying Tennis for the first time”

Mark said the open day is for the whole community "it's a come & try day’ that's open to all member of the community, new and existing players, racquets are also available.”

The Mareeba Tennis Club Open Day happens Saturday February 1 from 9am for Club Members and new players. Go to

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