Ju­nior ten­nis play­ers on fire

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

Af­ter not hav­ing ac­cess to the courts for the past few Satur­day morn­ings, it was great to see the courts filled to ab­so­lute ca­pac­ity on a beau­ti­ful morn­ing for ten­nis.

The red and or­ange ball hot shots con­tinue to de­velop un­der coach Brady Pritchard. The kids are re­ally en­joy­ing the pro­gram with lots of fun mixed in with the skill de­vel­op­ment ex­er­cises.

The three coach­ing groups con­tinue to dis­play ter­rific tech­nique and some have moved up to play matches which is ter­rific.

In the next few weeks sev­eral more will move into matches.

The matches group had 40 kids par­tic­i­pat­ing and all matches were played in great spirit.

Lead­ing play­ers in each group were: Group 1 - Brooke Knight 18, Zac Forge 18.

Group 2 - Bai­ley Lewis, Char­lotte Bott, Kaleisha Pell 16.

Group 3 - Lucy Mans­field 18, Emma Thomp­son 16, Iso­bel Na­gle 16.

Group 4 - Kristi Hard­man 17, Reese San­der­son 17, Max Lough­nan 16.

Group 5 - Eliza White­ley 16, James Cum­mins 16.

This was the sec­ond week of the Premier League Com­pe­ti­tion. This is a three-week round robin event de­signed to pro­vide a team-based com­pe­ti­tion for the older play­ers.

In this week’s matches the team of Liam Wil­liams, Sam David­son, Mor­gan McRae and Sam Big­ger (5 sets/41 games) de­feated Lochie Forge, Jess Line­han, Ella Rhodes and Charli Head (3 sets/27 games).

In the other match Fraser Ben­nett, Lachie Bosch, Scar­lett York and Mia Kennedy (6 sets / 44 games) de­feated Jay­den Arnold, Polly McRae, Lucy Bas­sett and Ella Ske­han (2 sets / 27 games).

Many of the ju­niors at­tended the Al­bury Sport­spower Tour­na­ment on Sun­day.

Coach Greg Duns was very pleased with the per­for­mance of the ju­niors and con­tin­u­ally en­cour­ages all ju­niors to par­tic­i­pate in these tour­na­ments.

Liam Wil­liams con­tin­ued his great re­cent form win­ning the 14/U A di­vi­sion whilst Yar­ra­wonga’s an­swer to the Wil­liams sis­ters Mor­gan McRae (12/U A win­ner) and Polly (14//U B run­ners up) per­formed bril­liantly.

Next week ju­nior ten­nis will con­tinue and it is an­tic­i­pated that again there will be play­ers ev­ery­where. Due to court main­te­nance the ju­niors will be re­stricted to 11 courts so three sets of dou­bles will be played.

A great morn­ing is guar­an­teed.

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