A Wimbledon all of their own
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