Deni hosts national event
The Deniliquin lawn tennis courts have been a hive of activity this week with the Deniliquin Croquet Club hosting the Australia Open Golf Croquet Nationals.
It’s the 10th year the club has hosted this important event on the Australian croquet calendar.
Over 50 players have competed in both doubles and singles matches, with more top Australian players competing this year than ever before, with play at an extremely high level.
Three couples came from Queensland, two from Western Australia and others from several states.
Deniliquin has been represented by eight players at the event.
The Handicap Doubles finished up on Tuesday afternoon with Canberra team Peter Freer and Kate McLoughlin claiming the victory.
The Canberra team overcame Essendon’s Brian Rowe and Albury’s Kaye Moffat in the final.
The event will conclude today, with the singles finals being played and a dinner at the RSL tonight for all players and their partners.
Club president John Tainsh said it had been a fantastic week.
‘‘The level of competition has been tremendous,’’ he said.
‘‘Everything has been going well and the weather has been fantastic.
‘‘It’s probably been the best tournament we’ve hosted.’’
Both Deniliquin pennant teams won last week.
The next pennant match on Thursday will be at home, when the Deni Gems meet the Deni Diamonds in what will be a hard fought game.
Players are reminded that the last round of the Challen Cup will be played on Sunday at 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
Australian Open Golf Croquet Nationals Handicap Doubles winners Kate McLoughlin and Peter Freer from Canberra following their victory on Tuesday.
Canberra’s Ralph Richardson in singles action.