In­ter­sports Win­gates ju­nior ten­nis tour­na­ment

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Yar­ra­wonga hosted its se­cond ju­nior ten­nis tour­na­ment for the sea­son. The In­ter­sports Win­gates at­tracted an amaz­ing 80 play­ers from across north east re­gion.

The ten­nis played was of an ex­tremely high cal­i­bre with many matches last­ing as long as an hour for a sin­gle set. It was ter­rific to see novices com­menc­ing in the 8/un­der di­vi­sions hit­ting on the courts next to the ex­pe­ri­enced 16/un­der play­ers.

Many lo­cal play­ers did ex­tremely well with Lucy Bas­sett, Tess Bas­sett, Jack James and Liam Williams win­ning ‘A’ di­vi­sion ti­tles and Nate Leith, Fraser Ben­nett com­ing run­ners up in ‘A’ di­vi­sion events. Hay­ley Ben­nett, Olivia Corso, Jay­den Arnold played very well to win ‘B’ Di­vi­sion ti­tles whilst Mor­gan McCrae and Ian Dim­ble claim­ing run­ners up tro­phies in their ‘B’ Di­vi­sion.

The play­ers were ex­tremely pleased to win a range of ten­nis equip­ment from In­ter­sports Win­gates at the con­clu­sion of their events. Their gen­er­ous do­na­tions were grate­fully ac­cepted by the play­ers.

Satur­day morn­ing Satur­day morn­ing ten­nis re­sumed af­ter the Christ­mas break. The courts were buzzing with the play­ers be­ing coached by Club Coach Greg Duns and his as­sis­tants Brady Pritchard, El­iza York and Thomas Loughnan. It ap­peared that many play­ers had been prac­tic­ing as the coaches noted some sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment.

A new ini­tia­tive af­ter Christ­mas is the cre­ation of a new and ex­cit­ing Pre­mier League. This league will last for three weeks and then con­clude with a Grand Fi­nal. Each team con­sists of four play­ers with ev­ery player play­ing two dou­bles and a sin­gles.

In Pre­mier League matches this week, River Andy Mur­rays 6 (Liam Williams, Daniel Her­rod, Olivia Corso, Polly McCrae) de­feated Williams Sis­ter 2 (Stella Mulquiney, Scar­lett York, Char­lotte White, Mia Kennedy) and The Rogers 6 (Fraser Ben­nett, Lochie Forge, Mor­gan McCrae, Jess Line­han) de­feated Djok­ers (Jack James, Lachie Bosch, Lucy Bas­sett, Mitch Loughnan)

In reg­u­lar matches there were many tightly con­tested games with long ral­lies the high­light of the day. The re­sults of the matches were; Sec­tion 1 Win­ner Ella Rhodes Run­ners up Ge­orgie Hem­phill, Sec­tion 2 Win­ners Joe Con­way, So­phie O’Dwyer, Jes­sica Mans­field, Sec­tion 3 Win­ner Kaleisha Pell Run­ners up Hay­ley Ben­nett, Sec­tion 4 Win­ners Si­enna Cox, Harry Mouat.

This Satur­day morn­ing Hots Shots and coach­ing will run as usual. All play­ers that nor­mally play matches will par­tic­i­pate in a dou­bles round robin com­pe­ti­tion against Co­bram. Play­ers are asked to reg­is­ter as usual prior to 9.00.

Mia Kennedy.

Liam Williams.

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