Stu­dents have a ball as they take to racquets for gala day

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS @SCHOOL -

ELEVEN teams from the Dou­glas School Clus­ter com­peted in a Red Ball Ten­nis Gala Day.

The schools who were rep­re­sented were Moss­man, Port Dou­glas, Miallo, Wonga Beach and Ju­lat­ten.

The event is spon­sored by Ten­nis Qld and aims to pro­mote the game of ten­nis to younger play­ers in Queens­land schools.

Red Ball is a mod­i­fied game for the play­ers from years one to four in the schools.

The day saw around 100 young, keen ten­nis play­ers take to the courts to fight out who be the win­ners and run­ners up.

This com­pe­ti­tion is di­vided into two di­vi­sions.

Di­vi­sion one is the com­pe­ti­tion path­way for teams want­ing to qual­ify for the state fi­nal held at the Bris­bane In­ter­na­tional.

Di­vi­sion two is about en­cour­ag­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion, pro­vid­ing a fun, so­cial play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and giv­ing stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent their school in a team.

The di­vi­sion one win­ners were Miallo 1 team with Moss­man 1 team the run­ners-up.

Pic­tures: SUP­PLIED

Dou­glas Clus­ter stu­dents lis­ten­ing to the rules be­fore the lo­cal Red Ball Ten­nis Comp

Moss­man State School were run­ners up .

Miallo State School were crowned the win­ners.

Wonga Beach State School were run­ners up.

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