Close results in opener
The opening round of the spring pennant competition produced many hard-fought match ups.
In A-grade action, Possums recorded an early win when they held off a fierce fight back from Kookaburras to snatch a 3-2 victory.
New player Stephen Lane was in top form to win a singles before combining for a straightsets doubles victory.
Kookaburras Brian Harrington and John Holschier played well to win a singles each.
Adrian Squires continued his good form to lead Rosellas to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Echidnas.
He starred by winning both singles before teaming up with Phil Keast to win the doubles in straight sets.
Echidnas Jeff Austen and Bruce Forster each won a singles in a superb performance.
Meanwhile, Plovers had to produce their best to hold out a determined Wallabies, prevailing for a tight 3-2 victory.
Mick Kelly and Daniel Dokka each posted a singles win before wrapping up the match with a tense three-set doubles victory.
Ashley Duns was the standout, playing strongly to win both singles in a stylish performance.
A brilliant exhibition from John Bajada enabled Owls to hold their ground and defeat Taipans 3-2 in an exciting clash.
He won both singles before joining with Dean Bajada for a comfortable doubles victory.
Eagles put in a late effort to upset Bullants for a hard-fought 3-2 victory.
Henning Aretz and Bill Sharp came home strong after a slow start, winning a singles each after capturing the doubles in straight sets.
Numbats enjoyed a 4-1 victory over Mozzies, with Carol Perry back to her best, winning both singles in easy fashion.
She had strong support from Heather Crawford, who played well to win a singles before featuring in the doubles victory in a hard-fought affair.
Ray Grant led Wombats to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Redbacks in a tough clash.
He was in top form to win both singles in high-standard matches.
He was well supported by Peter Williams, who played convincingly to win a singles in style.
Frogs had to produce their best to hold off Gliders, going on to a 3-2 victory in a top match up.
Brian Perry showed patches of his old form to win both singles, while teammate Kaleb Lissenden combined well for a fine doubles victory.
Beth Grant and Graeme Sharp each won a singles in a strong showing.
Magpies enjoyed their first round 4-1 victory over Crickets, with Helen Sharp starring to win both singles clashes in a fine display.
She had strong support from Andrea Cathcart, who won a singles before teaming with Sharp for a hard-fought doubles victory.
Hawks recorded a 5-0 victory over Koalas, with Kerry Yang and Jenny Sawyer winning all their matches.
Swanpool table tennis
The Swanpool and District Table Tennis Association held the end of season dinner and presentation night at the Tatong Tavern, with 35 attending.
The club would like to congratulate the winning teams as well as thank all players and organisers who ‘‘oil the wheels’’.
Awards: President Shaun Murphy awards trophies to A-grade Swanpool table tennis winners John Bajada and Colin Exton.