Junior tennis players on fire
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.