PD shines at Masters

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

RUN­NING par­al­lel to our own Car­ni­vale fes­tiv­i­ties was The Great Bar­rier Reef Mas­ter’s Games in Cairns.

These fea­tured all va­ri­eties of sports in North Queens­land and ten­nis was prom­i­nent.

The GBR Ten­nis Games were at the Cairns In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Cen­tre over the week­end of May 27-28 and at­tracted a large num­ber of en­tries from North Queens­land in brack­eted age groups and in­cluded visi­tors from as far away as New Zealand.

Port Dou­glas Ten­nis Club was well rep­re­sented by sev­eral en­trants and al­most all play­ers were well-re­warded by win­ning sev­eral medals.

Neal Brooks was the star per­former in win­ning the gold medal in the Men’s Sin­gles in his age group of 35-39years.

Herold Prins won the sil­ver medal in the 50-59 year age group. In the Men’s Dou­bles Herold also won an­other sil­ver medal.

The ladies also proved their skills: Melinda An­dreassen and Joan Berzin­ski won the sil­ver medal in the Ladies’ Dou­bles while June Hall and Jhil Tay­lor won sil­ver in two age di­vi­sions in Ladies dou­bles.

As if these wins weren’t enough, more medals flowed in the Mixed Dou­bles with sil­ver medals go­ing to again to Melinda An­dreassen and Anuar Rah­man, an­other sil­ver to Jhil Tay­lor and Gary Sul­ter and bronze medals to June Hall and Herold Prins and also to Joan Berzin­ski and Neal Brooks.

This rep­re­sents a to­tal of 16 medals on the week­end for these teams, 12 of whom are mem­bers of the Port Dou­glas Ten­nis Club – a tremen­dous ef­fort in a Club of rel­a­tively small mem­ber­ship com­pared with big­ger clubs to our south.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to every­one – it’s a great com­pli­ment to Port Dou­glas peo­ple and an in­spi­ra­tion to lesser play­ers.

Herold Prins, June Hall, Melinda An­dreassen, Joan Berzin­ski and Neal Brooks

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