Support for French player
Dhurringile Tennis Club and supporters last week cheered on French tennis player Jeremy Chardy, having ‘‘drawn him’’ in the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Club president Lisa Niglia said the club was 59th on the leader board.
‘‘We as a club are cheering for 29th seed. Let’s welcome him to the club and get him to fill in for premier two side. We are always short of players,’’ she quipped.
Chardy won his first round at the open against Coric, but unfortunately went down to Andreas Seppi (Italy) 7-5 3-6 6-2 6-1 on Wednesday.
Ms Niglia said she made a big banner to take to the open on Thursday, January 22, and Sunday, January 25, with the Red Ball Junior Hot Shots.
‘‘Let’s get involved, bring him to our area, have a ‘French’ party and be the envy of the Goulburn Valley,’’ she said.