Swinging good time at tennis
Chinchilla club holds tournament
TENNIS: Players from near and far had a swinging good time at Chinchilla’s local tournament on the weekend.
The Chinchilla Tennis Association ran their first local open tournament all day Saturday, with players coming from around the region and beyond for a hit at the win.
Chinchilla Tennis Association president Don Bell said the club used to have a Tennis Australia accredited tournament, usually held in April, but it got too difficult to run each year.
“So we’ve come back and we have now and we have a local tournament,” Bell said.
“This is one of a series, there’s a tournament similar to this at Tara, and Dalby and Roma and Chinchilla, so we’re trying to make a little circuit of them.
“This is the first time we’ve run this type of event.
“We put out nominations about two months ago and we’ve got players here from Toowoomba, Roma, Dalby, Chinchilla obviously.
“So we’ve got about 50 nominations, we’ve got 27 men in the singles, the open singles, and not so many ladies unfortunately, but we’ve still got ladies playing.”
For Bell, it was a good turnout considering it was the first time the club had run the event.
“I’m really happy with the nominations, it’s clashed with a couple of other events but there’s so much tennis on in the Darling Downs at the moment that it’s hard to get a weekend when everything is free,” Bell said.
“I was quite happy with the way it all went.”
Results from the day were as follows.
Men’s Open Singles: Nathan Hogar d Scott Schultz 6-2. Men’s Consolation Singles: Glenn Gray d Greg Stenzel 6-3. Ladies Open Singles: Emily Hewitt d Megan Robertson 6-luv.
Ladies Doubles: Charmaine Nixon and Julie Mutch d Emily Hewitt and Megan Robertson 6-2. Men’s Doubles: Greg Schultz and Greg Stenzel d Brad Hubbard and Dan Hubbard 6-1. Mixed Doubles: Brad Hubbard and Charmaine Nixon d Scott Schultz and Emily Hewitt 6-3. Men’s Doubles Consolation: Nick Gordon and Michael Morton d Beau Squires and Lochlan Wagner 6-2.
SWINGING FOR SUCCESS: Players from across the region compete at the Chinchilla tennis tournament.
Winding up a swing.
Player swings for the ball.