2017 Tennis Finals Day
Many thanks to all the players and supporters who attended Final’s day at the club on Sunday.
We were blessed with some fine weather, good food - as always-thanks to Gwen for co-ordinating - and last but not least, some great matches. Thank you to those that manned the BBQ and also to everyone for their wonderful contributions.
Due to injury and holiday absence we have 3 matches left to arrange, however, we did manage to play 10 matches on the day, 7 finals and 3 exhibition matches. My thanks to all the competitors for a very entertaining day of tennis and Dane for umpiring the boy’s singles for over 2 hours!!
Many of the matches were great hard hitting games with some extremely long rallies in the singles, with the ball moving quickly from side to side followed by some lovely touch drop shots.
There was also some lovely doubles play with great passing shots as well as timely interceptions at the net.
All the exhibition games ended up being close score lines, as was the Men’s singles at 7-6 7-5 and the Junior match for the Mike Harper Challenge Cup, which ended up 12-10 in the third set tie break.
All of the trophies were presented by our Club President - Hamish MacBeth.
Thanks again to everyone who played a part in making the day successful.
MEN’S SINGLES - LEIGH JONES bt KUKI JURIC 7-6 7-5
MS CONSOLATION - NICK ADLEY bt ANDY HOPKINS 6-2 6-2
LADIES DRAWN DBLS - GWEN BARRETT & VANESSA WAIT bt SUE ELSBURY & DEBBIE WRIGHT 6-4 6-3
MEN’S DRAWN DBLS - DAVID MAY & MARTIN PAYLER bt STEVE EDWARDS & WALID ZAKY 6-2 6-0
MEN’S OPEN DBLS - DAVID MAY & SIMON TAYLOR bt PAUL HANCOCK KUKI JURIC 6-2 6-2
LADIES DRAWN DBLS - GWEN BARRETT & MIDGE COX bt NANCY CHIPPER & KATE DALY 6-3 6-1
MIKE HARPER 18U - GREGOR O’KEEFFE bt ALEX O’KEEFFE 6-4 6-7 (12-10)