Big turnout at Ti­tahi Bay ten­nis event

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Ti­tahi Bay Ten­nis Club’s first An­niver­sary Week­end dou­bles tour­na­ment in 18 years was a suc­cess, with more than 100 par­tic­i­pants grac­ing the courts over two days.

Or­gan­iser Brodie Sad­grove said the ages of play­ers in the event ranged from 10 to 70, and more than 20 clubs were rep­re­sented.

‘‘The sun was out and ev­ery­one en­joyed the at­mos­phere and hos­pi­tal­ity that we’re known for,’’ he said. ‘‘A num­ber of our club mem­bers put their hands up to pro­mote, or­gan­ise and run the tour­na­ment and it was great to see it all come to­gether.’’

For the record, the men’s event was won by Tony Dor­man and Lance Wilkins, the women’s by Mareta Ran­dall and Belinda Jane, and Martin Kelly and Mar­garet Young won the mixed dou­bles.

Dor­man and Wilkins were pre­sented the Johnny Rarere Me­mo­rial Cup, which was con­tested be­tween 1987 and 1998, be­fore the dou­bles tour­na­ment ceased.

Sad­grove said spon­sor­ship from Thump Sports and Cot­tier Wines meant play­ers were able to have their en­try fees halved. Plan­ning was un­der way al­ready for the 2017 tour­na­ment, part of the club’s 90th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

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