Lawn’s team on top in 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.