Fast-paced dou­bles ac­tion in so­cial ten­nis

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WHIT­SUN­DAY TEN­NIS

SO­CIAL ten­nis dom­i­nated the courts this week with plenty of ex­cel­lent dou­bles play from all par­tic­i­pants.

On Tues­day af­ter­noon, the ladies out­num­bered the men with Kay Hoare, Merle Foot, Tr­ish Rouse, Rae Miller and Betty Wat­son show­ing their style.

Tues­day evening ten­nis got off to a slow start but picked up mo­men­tum and by the end of the evening some jaw-drop­ping shots were be­ing served up.

Thurs­day night was a washout by a freak shower of rain just be­fore start time.

Satur­day af­ter­noon of­fered bril­liant weather with a light breeze and was a great day to be on the court.

It was a hot af­ter­noon but there was some very cool ten­nis be­ing played out on the court for spec­ta­tors to en­joy.

Keith Miles, Ian Eldridge, John West and Gra­ham Cur­tis all played with some­thing a lit­tle ex­tra up their sleeves to keep there op­po­nents on the hop.

Coach­ing and car­dio ten­nis also re­sumed this week with ju­nior so­cial ten­nis to com­mence on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 14.

Play­ers must reg­is­ter their names for the B fi­nals in Ayr/Home­hill as soon as pos­si­ble.

The Hal­loween Dou­bles Round Robin (any com­bi­na­tion) will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 25.

For any in­for­ma­tion on so­cial ten­nis, car­dio or coach­ing, con­tact 0418 866 808.

PROSER­PINE BOWLS WITH the long weekend and so many events hap­pen­ing in the Whit­sun­days no com­pe­ti­tion games were held at the Proser­pine Bowls Club on the weekend.

It was a pleas­ant sur­prise to have 12 play­ers turn up for an af­ter­noon of so­cial bowls on Sun­day.

Trudy Hanne, John Hen­der­son and Philip Brown de­feated Fran Porter, Jo Peasley and Arthur Wil­liams 19-9 while Jeanette Cal­way, John Lah­ney and Shane Spann de­feated Kevin Duell, Reg Rus­sell and Heather Brown 28-16.

Both semi-fi­nals of mixed fours will be played with Janet Mor­timer, Fran Porter, John Hen­der­son and Ross Reville tak­ing on Matthew Camm, Gail Camm, Dot Hin­schen and Barry Saroglia while Philip Brown, Heather Pat­ullo, Heather Brown and Wayne Han­d­ley will go up against Fay­lene Cooke, David Cooke, Sandy Daf­fara and Ma­ree Daf­fara on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

There will also be a semi-fi­nal of the mixed triples with Martin Corr, Joan McGrath and Shane Spann tak­ing on Kevin Duell, Lois Read and Rob Tay­lor.

The Val and Jean De Boni Me­mo­rial Day is com­ing up on Sa- tur­day, Novem­ber 9.

Play­ers are en­cour­aged to en­ter and get their teams or­gan­ised.

The Dick Todd Me­mo­rial Day will be held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 16.

LADIES

One semi-fi­nal of con­sis­tency sin­gles was played with Ma­ree Daf­fara 109 de­feat­ing June Blair 101 mi­nus 10 on Wed­nes­day.

In so­cial bowls Dell McCor­mack and Regina Aquilina (vis­i­tor from Bri­bie Is­land) de­feated Fran Porter and Janet Mor­timer 30-16, John Lah­ney, Pam Selmes and Arthur Wil­liams de­feated Lill Burke, Trudy Hanne and Heather Brown 28-13.

The other semi-fi­nal of the con­sis­tency sin­gles was played yes­ter­day be­tween Heather Brown and Joan McGrath with marker Lois Read.

The fi­nal is set for Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 23 and the win­ner of this week’s game will go up against Ma­ree Daf­fara.

The Pam Selmes’ Life Mem­ber Day will take place on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 30 and or­gan­is­ers said it would be great to see a good crowd turn out for the event.

Also this month, the Proser­pine Bowls Club will be host­ing a trivia night on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 19.

There will be teams of six with en­try cost­ing $6 per per­son.

Play­ers want­ing to book a ta­ble can con­tact Heather on 4946 1517 and are re­minded to bring a cent sale prize.

An­nual sub­scrip­tions of $90 are also now due.

The next af­ter­noon com­mit­tee meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 14 at 2.30pm.

STRONG RE­TURN: Whit­sun­day Ten­nis player Gra­ham Cur­tis re­turned a great back­hand dur­ing his match of so­cial ten­nis at the Can­non­vale ten­nis courts on Satur­day.

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