Ten­nis sea­son be­gins with play­ers quick to get into their stride

Myrtleford Times - - Classifieds -

THE 2018/19 sea­son com­menced last week with a so­cial morn­ing for the Thurs­day ladies, ju­nior pen­nant and “Ready, Set, Play” and the Satur­day pen­nant.

On courts that are in per­fect con­di­tion ev­ery­one en­joyed the great spring weather and al­though the form might have been a bit rusty and the bod­ies sore the next day it was great to be hit­ting a ten­nis ball.

The Satur­day pen­nant has five teams of four play­ers and back to play­ing eight game sets again.

The Scor­pion team of Don- ald Malsen, Nick Ga­roni, Sarah Deas and James Whit­ford is go­ing to be hard to beat af­ter their 6 sets to love thrash­ing of the Crocs.

All of the Scor­pi­ons were in great form and for Crocs Peter Wood and Marnie Broz were clos­est to win­ning a set go­ing down in a long tie break set.

In the match Lizards had a four sets to two sets win over the gators.

Jedd Bynon was out­stand­ing for Lizards win­ning all three sets while for Gators Peter Ternes won out in the bat­tle against. Kevin Mock. Next week has Gators play­ing Goan­nas and Lizards play Scor­pi­ons. Crocs have the bye and Scor­pi­ons are on duty. JU­NIORS The Ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion had a glo­ri­ous morn­ing to start the sea­son, with over 30 play­ers tak­ing to the courts.

The Smash­ers started the sea­son with a strong eight sets to four win over the Volley­ers.

Top per­form­ers were Char­lie Ben­son, who won all three sets, and team mates Sam Ros­sato and Alex Salmon, who dropped one and two games re­spec­tively.

In the other match the Servers were vic­to­ri­ous over the Acers, man­ag­ing a seven sets to five win, with seven games the dif­fer­ence.

Jonah Bonacci and Caitlin Shute from Servers both won their three sets. Ge­orge Whit­ford also had a strong start, drop­ping just one game. READY, SET, GO The Ready, Set, Go! Pro­gram started again for the spring sea­son.

This pro­gram is de­signed to pre­pare ju­niors who are not quite ready for com­pe­ti­tion, to learn about scor­ing, court eti­quette, court po­si­tion­ing and ten­nis rules.

Play­ers are su­per­vised by club mem­bers and par­ents on courts, play­ing both sin­gles and dou­bles sets. New play­ers to this pro­gram are still wel­come, so please con­tact Peter Ternes if you are in­ter­ested in this great pro­gram.

The McNamara Re­serve hard courts are also ready to play on.

The club’s Hot Shots pro­gram will com­mence on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3, and run for six weeks. 10 & UN­DER BOYS Game 1: Hor­nets 12 def Magic 10

Hor­nets: B Bobb (6); Magic: D By­ron (8)

Game 2: Knicks (32) def Spurs (16)

Knicks: T McPhersen (12), A John­son (12); Spurs: G Humphries (5), J No­tar­i­anni (5). 11 & UN­DER GIRLS Game 1: Twix (34) def Kit Kats (17)

Kit Kats: J Hazel­dine (6); Twix: S McPher­son (22).

Game 2: M&Ms (41) def Crunchies (16)

M&Ms: H Witts (31); Crunchies: A How­ell (10). 13 & UN­DER BOYS Game 1: Thun­der (38) def Strik­ers (29).

Thun­der: O Kerr (20); Strik­ers: W Do­de­naard (18).

Game 2: Heat (38) def Scorchers (34).

Heat: S Ros­sato (15); Scorchers: L Miotto (16).

Game 3: Rene­gades (45) def Six­ers (20).

Rene­gades: Bouner (31); Sixes: McKer­rek (20). 17 & UN­DER GIRLS Game 1: OKC (28) def Lak­ers (26).

OKC: Z Young (9); Lak­ers: M Brock (11).

Game 2: Rap­tors (33) def Celtics (24).

Rap­tors: H Masin (14); Celtics: A John­son (16). 17 & UN­DER BOYS Game 1: Shaq (41) def Le Bron (36).

Shaq: R For­rest (12); LeBron: C Crisp (16).

Game 2: Delly (47) def Kobe (37).

Delly: R Bouker (24); Kobe: W McKer­ral (15).

Game 3: KD (51) def

Ses­sion times will be 9am to 9.45am and 10am to 10.45am.

Univer­sity stud­ies and Year 12 ex­ams has re­sulted in a few of last sea­son’s coaches be­ing un­avail­able so once names are in, all par­tic­i­pants will be of­fered a ses­sion time and in­formed of the time.

The cost of the pro­gram is $ 35 per par­tic­i­pant and names must be reg­is­tered be­fore the day by e-mail­ing the par­tic­i­pants de­tails ( name, year level, phone con­tact ) to info@myrtle­fordten­nis.com.au. Jor­dan (50).

KD: J Grib­bin (17); Jor­dan: D Brew (20). A RE­SERVE WOMEN Game 1: Bright (49) def Beech­worth (17)

Bright: D Big­ger (16); Beech­worth: J Archer (9).

Game 2: Fez (39) def Moun­tain Maids (18).

Fez: A Kennedy (14); M Maids: S Purse, A Whin­ray (6).

Game 3: Tigers black (54) def Shad­ows (11).

Tigers: B Rouse (31); Shad­ows: J Ha­nis (4).

Game 4: Whorouly (22) def Po­das Pythons (10).

Whorouly: S Har­ris (6); Pythons: J Poz­zan (4). A RE­SERVE MEN Game 1: Whorouly (23) def Blurs (19).

Whorouly: J Ivone (8); Blurs: P Bren, T Laslina (6).

Game 2: Ovens Val­ley Fire­wood (28) def Shock­ers (23).

Ovens Val­ley: L Dale (12); Shock­ers: J Venville (14). A GRADE WOMEN Game 1: Rail­ways Tigers (34) def Buffs (24).

Tigers: B Pi­azza (14); Buffs: C Ellen (10).

Game 2: Lu­pos (30) def Pan­thers (28).

Lu­pos: K Paul (9); Pan­thers: C Brom­ley, S Cap­pel­lari (7). A GRADE MEN Game 1: King (39) drew Griz­zlies (39).

King: J Townsend (11); Griz­zlies: C Crisp (13).

Game 2: Power (33) def The Process (31).

Power: M Coop­ina (no score listed); The Process: B Hughes (10).

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