Work­out on the ten­nis court

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

TEN­NIS: Fit, Fun, Ten­nis – the up­beat car­dio work­out on a ten­nis court was a hot af­fair on Fri­day morn­ing. Liz was the lady on the move. Next week will see the start of a four-week pro­gram Novem­ber 2, 9, 16 and 23. Get in early to regis­ter.

Ear­lier in the week, Tues­day early evening ten­nis was a “hip af­fair” with con­sis­tency a fea­ture of the work­out. Long ral­lies equalled fewer er­rors. Well done to Tracey and Rhi­anna.

Tues­day night so­cial ten­nis fea­tured a gen­tle­men’s dou­bles with Ryan, Norm, Tad and Willem.

Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon the Bronze and Sil­ver squads hit their straps and de­liv­ered an af­ter­noon of hard work.

Do­ing it right in the Bronze squad were the girls Amelia and Zoe and in the Sil­ver squad were Tate and Isaac.

Wed­nes­day morn­ing so­cial ten­nis was slow to start, then found their feet with Ch­eryl and Tad play­ing Gra­ham and Betty.

Thurs­day night so­cial ten­nis wel­comed new­comer An­drew who part­nered with Norm in a fierce dou­bles match against Wil­son and Willem. Mean­time on the other court Tad and Daniel played a hotly con­tested sin­gles match.

Satur­day morn­ing early birds were fly­ing round the court with dra­matic ten­nis. It was one in, one out with girls in at­ten­dance.

Satur­day af­ter­noon ten­nis was played on a hot af­ter­noon.

It was a won­der­ful sight on early Sun­day morn­ing to have the Price fam­ily on court cel­e­brat­ing a fam­ily mem­ber’s birth­day, fol­lowed by break­fast to­gether. Good stuff.

Coach­ing pupils of the week were brother and sis­ter Jake and Sum­mer for work­ing on their fore­hands.

Look­ing to hire a court, play so­cial ten­nis or brush up on your skills?

Con­tact 0418 866 808. AIR­LIE BEACH BOWLS: Air­lie Beach Bowls Club mem­ber Nathan Har­riott has been se­lected to rep­re­sent the north in the Bowls Queens­land run “North ver­sus South Chal­lenge” that is to be played on Novem­ber 3-4 at Sub­ur­ban Bowls Club in Townsville.

Cham­pion of Cham­pion Two bowl Triples Event in Mackay: Air­lie Beach team Russ Jack­son, John Beach and Ar­mando Is­gro had a suc­cess­ful week­end. First game they de­feated Mackay City team 26-13, next game the Air­lie team de­feated Mackay 36-13 and in the grand fi­nal they de­feated Proser­pine 27-21 mak­ing them the Mackay dis­trict cham­pion of cham­pi­ons two bowls triples.

Club Com­pe­ti­tions. Mixed fours: Henny Tat­tam, Val Hadley, John Beach and Tony White­horn de­feated Elaine Kip­pen, P Durns­ford, (sub­sti­tute for W Keppke) Betty Ni­colle and Ar­mando Is­gro 26-13 to be­come 2018 mixed fours club cham­pi­ons.

Mixed Triples: Jill Spencer, Bob McMa­hon and Nik Fern­bach de­feated Shirley Wod­son, Terry Clarke and Graeme Herd 19-14 and now go on and play the grand fi­nal against Ar­mando Is­gro’s team.

Ladies In­ter­club Shield. Air­lie Beach, Proser­pine, Wan­garatta and Ayr each fielded three teams of three play­ers to con­test the in­ter­club shield.

Ag­gre­gate scores de­ter­mined the win­ning team for each game. Wan­garatta hosted the event this year and for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year won the shield with a score of 2+34. Air­lie ladies came sec­ond win­ning two games out of the three games and a score of 2 -3. Ayr was third and Proser­pine fourth.

Wed­nes­day So­cial bowls: Triples games were played. The win­ning team was Lu Ro­gan, Tony Kelly and Dave Lang who de­feated Lyn Gra­ham, Jim Cairns and Steve Tat­tam 20-16.

The other two games had mar­gins of 1 and 2 shots.

Wed­nes­day Busi­ness House Bowls has recom­menced. The win­ning busi­ness house on the night was “Fish­ing World”.

Other win­ning teams were “Sub­lime Painters” and “Wool­worths”.

Fri­day night Bare­foot Bowls had ex­cited young chil­dren skip­ping about while their par­ents played a re­laxed bowl­ing game on the rinks close by.

Group book­ings are avail­able and can be made by phon­ing the club.

Satur­day morn­ing Scroungers: Fif­teen play­ers com­peted. The win­ner for the day was Tony White­horn.

Sun­day So­cial Bowls: Three rinks com­peted and the win­ning team on the day with the high­est win­ning score was H. Se­comb, P. Os­borne and Steve Tat­tam who played W. Barry, B. White­horn and Paul Durns­ford.


SWEET SUC­CESS: Tony White­horn, Val Hadley, Henny Tat­tam and John Beach won the Air­lie Beach mixed fours club cham­pion ti­tle.

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