Fam­ily ten­nis teams show im­prove­ment

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

PORT Vil­lage Med­i­cal Cen­tre’s Par­ent-Child Tour­na­ment was a huge suc­cess last Satur­day at the Port Dou­glas Ten­nis Club.

Nearly 20 par­ent-child pairs play­ing in all three di­vi­sions of be­gin­ners, in­ter­me­di­ate and ad­vanced lev­els.

The games were short and de­signed in robin for­mat, mean­ing each team played against other teams and the to­tal of games won are the scores.

The be­gin­ners group played with light orange balls and showed im­pres­sive pro­gres­sion in game skills.

Kae and Ka­t­rina Young won the game and run­ners-up was awarded to Kira and Katie L’Es­trange.

The biggest group were the in­ter­me­di­ates con­sist­ing eight teams.

The in­ter­me­di­ates pro­duced some close matches, and long ral­lies of a very high stan­dard were played.

The win­ners were Zach/ Earl Os­borne. The fi­nal game be­tween Con­nor Berzin­ski/June Hall and Jai/Sharon Miller was the de­cider for the run­ner-up place. Bri­anna/Joan Ber- zin­ski started on 12 game point the same as Jai/ Sharon Miller.

Af­ter de­duct­ing the games lost Jai/Sharon Miller had a bet­ter av­er­age and be­came the run­ner­sup in this di­vi­sion.

Simon/Ed­wina Kramer and Nick/Deb­bie Cooper played very pro­fes­sion­ally with some good ral­lies.

With­out any loss Kiani/Joan Berzin­ski won the ad­vanced group, run­ners-up Laura/Helen Coulthard.

The tro­phies were proudly spon­sored by Port Vil­lage Med­i­cal Cen­tre and were big fruit boxes and a cer­tifi­cate.

Next events in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber at the Port Dou­glas Ten­nis Club will be two squad matches against Gor­don­vale and Ju­lat­ten. For more in­for­ma­tion call Herold Prins Ten­nis Coach­ing on 4099 1982.

Back­hand: Thalia Blain in ac­tion on the week­end

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