Ten­nis club caters for so­cial and the se­ri­ous play­ers

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT -

Co­bram Lawn Ten­nis Club is in full swing for the 2018-19 sea­son.

Tues­day night is grad­ing ten­nis start­ing at 6 pm. No team is nec­es­sary, in­ter­ested play­ers just need to come down to the ten­nis club rooms and are graded against other play­ers and play three-set matches.

Tues­day nights are a great hit out for any Satur­day pen­nant play­ers or any­one else who would like a hit.

The club’s so­cial night on Thurs­days has 20 teams en­tered, with many busi­nesses sup­port­ing the night.

‘‘It’s a fun com­pe­ti­tion and of­fers a good chance for ev­ery­one to so­cialise within the com­mu­nity,” Co­bram Ten­nis Club’s Jackie Vo­gel said.

‘‘Many peo­ple come down to watch and af­ter match play, the ma­jor­ity of play­ers and spec­ta­tors come into the club­house for our fa­mous roast and bar­be­cue for tea.’’

Satur­day morn­ing is ju­nior ten­nis from 9 am. There are four teams in both A-grade and B-grade.

In A-grade on Satur­day, Black plays Yel­low and Pink plays Green, with Black team on can­teen duty.

In B-grade matches, Red plays Pur­ple and Blue plays White. The com­pe­ti­tion gives peo­ple the chance to see some of Co­bram’s finest up-and­com­ing ten­nis play­ers in ac­tion.

Satur­day af­ter­noon sees the club’s two pen­nant teams play in the same di­vi­sion (GM3 East), which prom­ises to be a very close com­pe­ti­tion.

The first round saw the two Co­bram teams play each other.

‘‘You couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter start for the sea­son with the match com­ing down to the fi­nal game of the day, ul­ti­mately end­ing in a draw,’’ Vo­gel said.

‘‘Af­ter three rounds, the com­pe­ti­tion is any­one’s to take with many changes al­ready tak­ing place on the lad­der so far.’’

Co­bram Co­bras have had a win, a loss and a draw and this week­end play at home against Tatura Mosquitoes.

Three-set win­ners for the Co­bras so far have been Rod Arm­strong, Mario Bruni (2), He­len Bruni and Kim Collins.

Co­bram Crocs have also had a win, loss, and a draw and this week­end play Shep­par­ton Coy­otes, which sit fifth on the lad­der, at home.

Three-set win­ners for the Crocs so far have been Jackie Vo­gel (2) and Kate Bird.

Fun com­pe­ti­tion: There are plenty of chances for so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties, such as the an­nual cor­por­tate night, as well as play­ing good qual­ity ten­nis at the Co­bram Lawn Ten­nis Club.

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