MYRTLEFORD Lawn Tennis Club notes. The Saturday pennant competition could have a runaway winner with Nokia increasing their lead over the competition with a fourth straight win. Nokia thrashed Samsung on the weekend winning by nine sets to three sets and by 19 games. Nick Salmon continued his great form winning three sets against Marcus James as did Michael Crocker and Jo Lennox with another four set winning day. Liam Morgan is also hitting the ball well and is dominating his line. Bernadette Thomas and sub Sarah Deas were able to hold their heads high winning two sets each. Sony had a narrow win over Apple by two sets and 12 games to win their second match of the season. Sub Ryan Gropel and good mate Nick Garoni had a great battle at number one with Ryan getting the honours over Nick. Jayden Rinaldo was too strong for Peter McKeachie winning his four sets. Jayden got great support from Kevin Mock and Kath Morgan.
The ladder is Nokia 16, Sony 8, Apple and Samsung 4 and LG with 0 points. Next week pits Apple against LG and Samsung take on Sony. Apple are on duty.
After a rain wash out last week, the junior players were keen for a good hit on Saturday morning. In Section 1 Blue had a good five set win over Black, with some great battles between Kyran Hagens and James Whitford. Kyran was able to claim a three set win along with team mate Hannah Pear, though her opposition Jaz Rosatto didn’t give in easily taking two of those sets to tie breakers. White also had a five sets to one win over their opposition Orange, Molly Cuskelly and George Whitford both claiming three sets. Rachel Flack also played very well dropping only four games. Yellow had a comfortable win over Green, dropping just two sets in tie breakers. Tara Browne was outstanding as the only three set winner.
In Section 2 Charlie Benson and Harrison Korb hit well for the morning to receive the weekly award, finishing with 16 games each. Matilda Knobel pulled off some great shots and earned the Most Improved award for this week.
Next week the section 2 players will start a six-week aggregate competition, in which they will continue to play games, earning points each week for the number of games they win on the day. There will also be a bonus three points just for attending the day. At the end of the six weeks we will have a champion and runner-up award, and also a most improved award from the season. Good luck players and have fun.
Hot Shots coaching program commenced on Saturday with 38 excited and enthusiastic children in attendance. It was great to have many parents out on court helping pick up balls and encouraging their children. There is no coaching this Saturday (November 11). The program resumes on November 18 at 9am.
The grass courts are open for social play on Friday night with family hit and giggle tennis from 6pm onwards so come along for a hit and stay for tea afterwards. BRIGHT Tennis Club notes. Results from round 3 of the Wednesday night competition.
Red Ash (Craig Thompson, Heather Thompson, Helen Harper, Nicole Lodge) narrowly defeated Prickly Ash (Darren Ferrier, Monique Webb, Luci Lolicato, Jacob West) 3 sets (29 games) to 3 sets (28 games).
Forest Oak (Kelly Berton, Andrea Jordan, Kim Robinson, Leah Williams) outplayed Glossy Laurel (Narelle Pronk, Bernie Wickes, Cam (Roger) Wickes, Leonie Gerke) 4 sets (32 games) to 2 sets (20 games). Three set winners for the night were Jacob West, Andrea Jordan and Leah Williams. Thanks to Cam Wickes and Kim Robinson for filling in.
The ladder after round 3 is: Prickly Ash 16; Red Ash 14; Forest Oak 7; Glossy Laurel 5.