Wodonga's Country Week tournament marks a special reunion for one Border team.
Terry Smith, Ken and Graham Wurtz have united with long time friend Ken Hiskins to contest the men's special event.
It's been a long time since the old friends last took to the court together, with Hiskins' introduction into the 69ers Plus this year marking his first Country Week appearance.
Originally from Wangaratta, Hiskins played at a professional level contesting the Australian Open and Wimbledon before coaching on the pro-tour for 25 years.
He then spent some time coaching in Tasmania before retiring around eight years ago.
A former Border Easter Tournament winner, Hiskins said it's been great getting back out on the court with his mates.
"I've come back to meet up with my old buddies, it's a reunion" Hiskins said.
"It's good to be back playing with the old boys."
Tuesday marked day two of the Country Week tournament here on the Border with the event attracting a record number of entries.
Around 217 teams and just under 1300 players are currently contesting the event across 98 grass courts.
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Last time the week long tournament was held in Wodonga was in 2016, with it attracting 191 teams.
Championship numbers have also bypassed last year's event in Shepparton by 25 teams.
Players have traveled from both metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria, as well as interstate teams from NSW, QLD and Tasmania.
This year has even seen international entrants.
Country Week tournament director Andy Reynolds said it's great to see the event grow in size and popularity.
"What we're particularly excited about is that there's a lot of young ones coming through," Reynolds said.
"We have some families here with three generations, with grandma, mum and daughter.
"That's the thing we love about country week, it's the social aspect and the community part of it.
"This is just for the enjoyment and love of the sport."
Recent downpours in the North East have at times delayed play throughout the tournament, however Reynolds said they've been able to catch up for the most part as the region enjoys the much needed rain.
"Tennis is important, but ultimately everyone is aware of the bigger picture around the place," Reynolds said.
"It's great for fire relief, and the farms of course."
The tournament director has also praised the set up of courts established at Wodonga's Kelly Park.
"We've tried to really replicate the courts," Reynolds said.
"We have 40 odd courts on Kelly Park, Wodonga grasscourts has 30 and just over the Border at Albury there's another 25.
"They are all very similar.
"This year we've heard nothing but good comments, we're really thrilled and they're standing up well."
Country Week will run on the Border until Friday, with semi-finals to be played on Thursday afternoon.
Several Border teams are contesting the event.