Let the games begin
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.