Juniors fire-up on court for district trials
ALL courts were in action at the Proserpine Tennis Club last Thursday as students battled it out for selection at the Whitsunday Tennis trials.
Students travelled from Cannonvale State School, Proserpine State School, St Catherine’s School and Scottville State School to compete in a round robin competition.
Out of the nine students competing, those who made it through to the next round of North Queensland primary school trials were Callam Ogilvie-Alcock, Cooper Lane, Cameron Rogers, Jack Groocock, Tylah Powell, Georgia Reid and Jordyn Mau.
Local players Max Vrind and Cameron Rusk were selected to be umpires at NQ primary school trials which will be held in Home Hill on April 1.
The NQ trials will be held between students from Proserpine, north to Ingham and as far west as Charters Towers.
A trial for the Proserpine District team was held on February 28, with the top four boys and girls qualifying for the team.
Manager of Proserpine and Whitsunday district primary tennis, Elspeth Scotford, said the Whitsunday Tennis trials were held again to incorporate players attending from Scottville State School.
“There were many great games of tennis played and all students displayed excellent sportsmanship on the court which was great to see,” she said. In other tennis news, two local girls travelled to the McDonalds Junior Development B Series (LDS) in Sarina on the weekend.
Sienna Mau performed extremely well to take out first place, ahead of fellow competitor Amy Hungerford who finished in second place.
A number of junior tennis players will be travelling to the A Series JDS in the Burdekin this weekend.
There will be well over 100 competitors at this tournament and it will be great to see local rising stars such as Mika Stimson, Kimberley Azul, Seth Trinder, Sam Cornish and Callam Ogilvie-Alcock kick the season off with a bang.
TENNIS CHAMPS: Jordyn Mau, Cooper Lane, Georgia Reid, Jessica Porter, Tylah Powell, Cameron Rogers, Callam OgilvieAlcock, Cameron Rusk and Jack Groocock competed in the Whitsunday Tennis trials at the Proserpine Tennis Club last Thursday.
GREAT EFFORT: Proserpine junior tennis player Amy Hungerford travelled to the McDonalds Junior Development B Series (JDS) in Sarina last weekend where she placed second behind fellow local Sienna Mau who finished first.