Fast-paced doubles action in social 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.
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.