Lawn’s team on top in Proser­pine ten­nis

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PROSER­PINE TEN­NIS

ALL four teams were in ac­tion at Proser­pine Thurs­day night ten­nis this week with some great skills shown

Gavin Milne’s team played flaw­lessly all night, beat­ing Lay­ton Mitchell’s short­handed team 72-28.

They won all twelve sets for the night with a clean sweep of seventy-two games to twenty-eight.

Mitchell’s team only had two of their orig­i­nal team with the rest made up of subs or play­ers play­ing on higher lines for the night.

Glen Botes’ team and Howard Lawn’s team bat­tled it out in a close con­test and Lawn’s team got the win 53-44.

There were big swings for the line one play­ers with the first two sets go­ing 6-3, 6-0 then the next two sets go­ing 3-6, 0-6.

Trent Mur­ray and El­speth Scot­ford both played well and won all four of their sets for the night.

Af­ter eight weeks Lawn’s team still leads the com­pe­ti­tion on 503 games while Milne’s clos­ing the gap to sit on 442 games in sec­ond place.

Mitchell’s team is in third place on 381 and in fourth place is Botes’ team who is just one game be­hind the third place team on 380 games.

This Thurs­day night Milne’s team will be play­ing against Lawn’s and Botes’ team will be play­ing against Mitchell’s. The bye lines this week are 2 and 6. A new day for so­cial ten­nis is now on at the Proser­pine Ten­nis Courts in Jupp Street on a Sun­day start­ing at 9.30am.

AIR­LIE Beach Fight Night is com­ing back with a vengeance on Satur­day, Novem­ber 30.

Seventeen lo­cal fight­ers will put their skills in the ring for a block­buster night of boxing, mixed mar­tial arts (MMA) and Muay Thai.

Some are sea­soned fight­ers who al­ready have strong sup­port in their home crowd, while oth­ers will be tak­ing to the ring for the first time in their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories.

There will be 16 fights through­out the night to give guests more bang for their buck as the lo­cal con­tes­tants take on some of the best fight­ers in Aus­tralia.

This time, six in­ex­pe­ri­enced men will par­tic­i­pate in 12 weeks of train­ing to be able to com­pete in the bouts.

The 12 week train­ing cov­ers all as­pects fight­ing from strength and conditioning, skills and tech­nique and nu­tri­tion.

In the lead up to the event the fight­ers will be train­ing three nights per week for boxing, five nights per week for MMA with spar­ring prac­tice ev­ery Satur­day.

Head in­struc­tor of MMA and owner of Whit­sun­day Mar­tial Arts, An­ton Zaf­fir was im­pressed with the high qual­ity of new fight­ers.

“Shane Vorstman is our only heavy weight MMA fighter and he is def­i­nitely go­ing to hurt some­one,” he said.

“Most of the boys are al­ready ath­letes in their cho­sen sports, so they are pick­ing up the phys­i­cal as­pects quite quickly.”

Mr Zaf­fir said he was also look­ing for­ward to see­ing crowd favourite Muay Thai fighter Adam Mit­ton take to the ring and de­liver an­other knock­out per­for­mance.

VIP tick­ets for the event cost $69, gen­eral ad­mis­sion are $49, chil­dren’s tick­ets are $29 and a fam­ily pass for two adults and two chil­dren is $99.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the Whit­sun­day PCYC, LA Iconic and Whit­sun­day Mar­tial Arts.

TOUGH CON­TEST: Mixed mar­tial arts in­struc­tor An­ton Zaf­fir trained with Shane Vorstman, Kane Hober and Dan Raika who are in­volved in the 12 week ex­pe­ri­ence at Whit­sun­day Mar­tial Arts on Tues­day night.

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