Quality tennis at Highbury
The seventh Highbury Tennis Club Countrywide Insurance Brokers Pre-Harvest Tennis Tournament took place last Saturday with a fantastic turnout.
The round robin doubles tournament is held annually on the first Saturday of November, and this year was well represented by 10 men’s and 13 women’s teams across four pools in A and B-grade.
Although it was the first tournament of the season, there were some closely fought games in great tennis weather, which meant the end results were also close.
The B-grade ladies’ winners were a mother-and-daughter team from Toolibin, Annette and Louise Quartermaine, with young guns Samantha Webb from Narrogin and Renee Sieber from Toolibin the runners-up.
In B-grade men, last year’s winners, veterans Gary Lorrimar from Highbury and Andrew Borthwick from Toolibin, were edged out by father-and-son duo Tim and Dan Wiese from Highbury. Both the men’s and ladies’ A-grade pools offered entertaining, high-level tennis with the teams giving it their all.
In the end it was deja vu, with Narrogin team Sarah Hennessey and Kellie Atherton winning the ladies, while Angus Armstrong and Kyle Angwin from Toolibin took out the men’s. Runners-up this year for the ladies were Lee Conlan and Libby Hilder from Narrogin with Caballing’s Gavin DeGruchy and Bevan George the runners-up in the men’s.
The Highbury Tennis Club thanked all players, helpers and especially all 35 local sponsors for their support in making the tour- nament a great success and hoped they can continue their support for the club’s next event on November 3, next year.
They would also like to recognise Gary Lorrimar, who was inducted as the club’s newest life member earlier this year in recognition of his hard work over many years as a loyal member of the club.
Emma Weise serves at the Highbury Tennis Club's pre-harvest tournament.