New faces join ranks at so­cial ten­nis comp

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


WITH beau­ti­ful blue skies over­head there were plenty of smiles on the court for so­cial ten­nis on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

It was a plea­sure to wel­come the new Whit­sun­day Raiders coach Isi­tolo Maka to the court for an af­ter­noon of dou­bles ac­tion.

Anna Now­icki was the only lady out play­ing and gave all the men a run for their money.

Tues­day and Thurs­day evening so­cial ten­nis were both well at­tended with vis­i­tors join­ing lo­cal mem­bers for a night of tight ten­nis ac­tion.

Some of those out on the court were Matthew Hen­ning, Trent Mur­ray, Tad Now­icki, Yoko Stim­son and Gra­ham Cur­tis.

JJK Com­plete Ten­nis coach Jenny Kirk­man said sport and laugh­ter were the best medicine for a happy healthy life.

Just Do It ju­nior so­cial ten­nis was a ca­su­alty of the weather, but con­grat­u­la­tions must go to Cameron Rodgers and Jor­dyn Mau for mak­ing the com­bined school team with the next try out in Home Hill.

Cameron Rusk just missed se­lec­tion.

Thanks must go to Max and his fa­ther Robert Vrind for um­pir­ing on the day, and Elspeth Scot­ford for run­ning the se­lec­tion process and for her ded­i­ca­tion to pri­mary school ten­nis.

Con­grat­u­la­tion to Trent Mur­ray and Matthew Hen­ning for win­ning the un­der-16 dou­bles in Townsville while in Sa­rina Si­enna Mau, Amy Hunger­ford, Re­beka Bev­eridge and Jor­dyn Mau proved them­selves in the JDS round robin.

At Thurs­day evening car­dio ten­nis, Ryan Cheetham and Mur­ray Lat­ter were tire­less work­ers while on Fri­day morn­ing Aaron Black­burn was his usual bub­bly self, keep­ing the ladies on their toes.

Coach­ing pupil of the week was Molly O’Con­nor for her ded­i­ca­tion to im­prov­ing her ser­vice ac­tion.

All play­ers are re­minded that mem­ber­ship fees are over­due and payable.

For more in­for­ma­tion on court hire, so­cial ten­nis and coach­ing con­tact 0418 866 808.

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