Let the games be­gin

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT - By DAVID MIMS

NIGHT com­pe­ti­tion re­sumed this week for Mans­field Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion, and a warm re­cep­tion it was, with the mer­cury in the high thir­ties to wel­come back the play­ers.

The Satur­day af­ter­noon Be­nalla District com­pe­ti­tion has seen very lit­tle ac­tion this side of Christ­mas.

Of the four rounds sched­uled, Mans­field had a bye the first week, a gen­eral bye was set for the Aus­tralia Day week­end, and the other two rounds were both can­celled due to the heat, with a clear pol­icy in place (un­like a cer­tain high pro­file re­cent tour­na­ment).

Wed­nes­day so­cial ten­nis has been forg­ing on, with the start time brought for­ward to a slightly cooler 11am in­stead of 1pm, while the Thurs­day morn­ing so­cial will re­sume this week with Deb­bie Mims, start­ing around 9am af­ter morn­ing school drop-off.

Ju­nior ten­nis re­sumed on Satur­day morn­ing with Danny Cahill, and will con­tinue ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing at 9am this term.

Speak­ing of ju­niors, Jem Davies re­turned home tired but very sat­is­fied from his three weeks of be­ing a bal­lkid at the Aus­tralian Open.

From all re­ports Jem did a ter­rific job and thor­oughly en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence, even mak­ing an ap­pear­ance on Margaret Court Arena to run for top line mixed dou­bles, as well as the open wheel­chair events among other matches.

Re­ports and scores from all this week’s matches will ap­pear in next week’s Mans­field Courier.

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