A Wim­ble­don all of their own

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

WIM­BLE­DON is a very in­spir­ing event for ev­ery ten­nis player. Twenty-five keen ju­nior ten­nis play­ers from the Ed­mon­ton and Port Dou­glas Ten­nis Club took the op­por­tu­nity to play a squad match on the Fi­nals day of Wim­ble­don here in Port Dou­glas.

Ten­nis is a game of de­fence, neu­tral and of­fence. Nowa­days it is dom­i­nated with base­line to base­line ground­stroke bat­tles. Who are of­ten the win­ners? Those who de­fend the most con­sis­tently and now and then have a mag­i­cal mo­ment.

Which is ex­actly what hap­pened in Port Dou­glas. Port won with the small­est mar­gin, but can be con­grat­u­lated with be­ing the most con­sis­tent and some­times dis­play­ing a touch of magic.

Ed­mon­ton club has some very tough, tech­ni­cal and skilled play­ers. But dur­ing cru­cial mo­ments the Port Dou­glas play­ers just played it smarter and kept the ball in play longer.

Ja­son So was the player who won most of the points for Port Dou­glas with an av­er­age of 3.6 point per match.

New play­ers for Port like Lochie Mor­ri­son, Cara Fre­goni and Kade Pem­ble played well.

One of the Ed­mon­ton play­ers thought the courts of Port Dou­glas made the dif­fer­ence be­tween the two clubs. Ed­mon­ton has only hard-courts. We’ll see in the next squad match in Septem­ber/Oc­to­ber.

Dante Tier­ney, An­zac Gam­ble, Nash Thomp­son and Rory Span­ton

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