Can­non­vale in grip of ten­nis fever af­ter Aus­tralian Open

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

TEN­NIS: Ten­nis, ten­nis ev­ery­where and isn’t it fan­tas­tic?

With the Aus­tralian Open fea­tur­ing ev­ery day on tele­vi­sion, there has been a won­der­ful in­ter­est in the sport.

The courts were a hive of ac­tiv­ity on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

It was a real fam­ily af­fair – hus­band-and-wife team Celia and Ge­off Smith, brother-and-sis­ter team Nyrie and Ja­cob Steven­son and mother-and-daugh­ter team Mandy and Sabrina Wal­ter were all on court hon­ing their skills.

Wed­nes­day War­riors hit off on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

There were a few rusty rack­ets at the start but af­ter a lit­tle oil ev­ery­one put in a top per­for­mance.

Big wel­come to new­com­ers Con­ner Pearce and Rowan Kan­gru.

Fit, Fun Ten­nis, the gym work­out on a ten­nis court, re­turned to Thurs­day evening and was a great suc­cess.

Well done to Larissa LeeBurgess, Byl­lie Burgess and El­yse Chiles, who all put in a top evening.

Thurs­day evening so­cial was an­other “smokin’ af­fair” and it was an ab­so­lute plea­sure to wel­come back Rick and Michael Galea.

They had the court on fire. Tracy Bland and Daniel Scott danced around the court.

Fit, Fun Ten­nis hit off 2016 on Fri­day morn­ing.

The girls put in a huge ef­fort and their feet never stopped mov­ing. Well done to Kate Ap­ple­gate and Les­ley Nolan.

Just Do It Ju­nior So­cial ten­nis on Satur­day morn­ing was a bobby daz­zler.

It was won­der­ful to see all four courts in ac­tion. Mums and dads and chil­dren were all out on court play­ing ten­nis to­gether.

One of the fam­i­lies out en­joy­ing ten­nis was the Barker fam­ily.

The coach­ing pupils of the week were Tate and his mum, Su­san But­ler, who put in a great half-hour each of move­ment.

A re­minder that mem­ber­ship fees are due.

Fit, Fun Ten­nis is on Thurs­days from 6.30–7.15pm and Fri­days from 9–9.45am.

Keen to get a racket out and have a go at so­cial ten­nis, coach­ing, Fit, Fun or hire a court? Phone 0418 866 808.

TEN­NIS FUN: Reece Matthews, Zach Gould, Kara Donkers and Lara Moss at ten­nis train­ing.

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