Grenfell Tennis Centre News

Grenfell tennis player Charlie Mitton during the second round of the Intertown tennis competition.
Grenfell tennis player Charlie Mitton during the second round of the Intertown tennis competition.

Danny Joyce and Lewis Keogh were in top form to win Round 5 of the Men’s Winter Tennis Competition on Tuesday night, winning a total of 28 games.

Lewis was a fill-in for Pat Hazell and he and Danny went through the Round undefeated after playing competitive and consistent tennis. Sets were 5/3, 5/3, 5/3, 7/1, 6/2. Well played men. Grahame Edwards and his fill-in for Mark Liebich, Graham Watt also played top tennis to capture a total of 25 games. The pair lost their first two sets 3/5, then found form to go on and win 6/2, 5/3, 8/0, another fine effort.

Charles Harvey and Rod Freudenstein battled away to win 22 games. Their sets were 3/5, 7/1, 2/6, 5/3, 5/3, while Grant Fisher and Arnold Brown won a total of 20 games after some very close sets which were 5/3, 6/2, 3/5, 3/5, 3/5. Stuart McKellar and Leigh Taylor had mixed results and won 16 games. Their sets were 5/3, 2/6, 4/4, 3/5, 2/6. The other pair taking part in the Winter Night Competition, Hugh Moffitt and John Walmsley battled away in their sets without much luck, however, they were unlucky to not have won the third set when they levelled the score 4/4 with Stuart and Leigh.

The 12 men commenced their 5th Round on Tuesday night with threatening skies, however, the rain stayed away until early Wednesday. The men will play Round 6, which is the half way mark of their Winter Competition next Tuesday night, July 11, weather permitting. There was a pleasing roll-up for social tennis last Thursday afternoon, June 29 and hopefully this trend will keep up especially when the weather is more pleasant.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT THE CLUB

The Committee of the Grenfell Country Club, along with Bill Rudd have organised a Christmas In July Dinner evening at the Country Club on Sunday July 30 commencing at 6.30 pm. The club’s caterer Tania will prepare a sumptuous two course meal for $25.00 per person and $12.00 primary age children. Bookings are preferred at the club 6343 1634 or with Bill on 6343 1270. During the night there will be entertainment, also several mini lucky door prizes and of course the popular heads and tails competition. A night not to be missed. The Christmas In July Dinner will once again provide the opportunity for golfers and tennis players and their friends to get-together and enjoy a great social evening. Anyone of the Grenfell and district will be made most welcome, the main thing is to book in your name-names. So make up a party and have a wonderful night at the Christmas In July Dinner at the Country Club on Sunday July 30, 2017.

INTERTOWN MATCH A SUCCESS

All towns converged on Grenfell recently when we hosted the second round of the Intertown Competition. With the start of the day bathed in sunshine, teams from Temora, West Wyalong, Forbes and Grenfell took to the court to battle for the valuable sets and games to add to their running tally, in a bid to take out the Champion town at the completion of the competition. After a great day of competitive but friendly tennis the Temora team walked away from the opposition with a very credible 37 sets. West Wyalong were second on the day overall with a tally of 21 sets, closely followed by Forbes and Grenfell with 20 and 18 sets respectfully. For the Grenfell team, a special mention must be made of Cassie Griffin. With a very busy life and young family Cass hasn’t played a lot of tennis in recent years. With an illness in the team on Sunday morning Cassie got a late call up to fill the void and what a magnificent job she did. Combining with the Number #1 Caragabal player, Shirley Davies, the girls went through undefeated winning 3 sets and Cass then paired with Greenethorphe cattle baron, Graham Watt, to win two of the 3 sets on offer giving Cassie 5 out of a possible 6 sets for the day. Thank you and well done Cassie. Also with a notable day was Esma “Evergreen” Baker. At the ripe age of 70 odd Esmerelda played like a 20 year old compiling 4 sets with the help of Leanne Livingstone and Matt Clarke.

The third round of the Intertown is fast approaching, we travel to Forbes on Sunday July 23, 2017. Selectors have asked the following players to make themselves available: They include:

Michael Mitton, Glen Hampton, Charles Harvey, David Mitton, Rob Anderson, Matthew Mitton, Graham Watt, Danny Joyce, Sally Mitton, Cassie Griffin, Leanne Livingstone, Alicia Eppelstun, Abbey Joyce, Shirley Davies, Lyndell Rolls, Hannah Joyce.

Reserves (in no order) Lewis Keough, Stuart McKellar, Graham Edwards, Arnold Brown, John Walmsley,  Lyn Peterson, Temeika Rolls, Kylie Taylor.

Please ring Danny 0428 436266 or Michael 0408 696288 asap to advise of availability. We will assemble at the Newsagency at 8.15am as play commences at 9.30am at Forbes.