Grenfell Tennis News

Owing to many men who are taking part in the Spring Night Tennis Competition being involve in harvesting operations, it was decided on Tuesday night to finalise the competition after playing Round 11, the second last round. It was necessary to organise eight fill-ins on Tuesday night to allow Round 11 to be played.

After Round 11, the final round, Danny Joyce emerged the winner of the A Division with a total of 265 games. Danny was a clear winner from runner-up, Charles Harvey who won a total of 242 games. Andrew Bucknell was third with a total of 238 games. Danny Joyce, playing consistent tennis throughout the 11 rounds won 21 games in Round 1, then 27 games, 20, 20, 25, 27, 25, 20, 29, 28 and 23 games in the last round on Tuesday night. Well played Danny and congratulations. Charles Harvey's rounds were 22 games, 10, 16, 25, 17, 35, 16, 25, 17, 26 and 33 games on Tuesday night at which he had a fill-in. Andrew Bucknell's rounds were 21 games, 27, 30, 24, 19, 14, 30, 25, 15, 25 and 8 games on Tuesday night at which he did not take part.

Hugh Moffitt was the winner of the B Division with a total of 254 games. Hugh won narrowly from Rod Freudenstein who won 251 games and Mark Liebich was in third place with a total of 244 games. Congratulations to Hugh and well done by Rod and Mark. Hugh's rounds were 21 games, 21, 20, 25, 22, 20, 30, 15, 29, 26 and won 25 games in the final round on Tuesday night. Rod's rounds were 25 games, 27, 24, 20, 17, 13, 14, 25, 25, 28, and 33 games on Tuesday night at which he did not take part. Third placegetter, Mark Liebich's rounds were 24 games, 18, 30, 22, 25, 35, 22, 17, 15, 13 and won 23 games in the final round at which he did not take part.

It was disappointing that so many fill-ins had to be organized throughout the 11 rounds, but never the less the competition was allowed to continue with the help of the willing fill-ins. On Tuesday night it was necessary to have two ladies to help out. Many thanks once again to all the fill-ins. The 12 men who played in the Spring Competition  enjoyed the keen and competitive tennis and most will be looking forward to the Summer Competition which will commence in February.

Watt and Baker win final round

Two fill-ins romped in the final round of the Spring Competition on Tuesday night. They were Graham Watt filling in for Charles Harvey and Ema Baker who played for Rod Freudenstein. Graham and Esma were just too strong for their opposing players, winning the massive total of 33 games for the night. They won all their sets 5/3, 8/0, 6/2, 7/1, 7/1- a great performance by the two players. Next best players were Grant Fisher and Hugh Moffitt who won a total of 25 games. They won three of their sets in fine style, 6/2, 6/2, 8/0 and went down 3/5, 2/6. Grant was a fill-in for Stuart McKellar. Danny Joyce and his fill-in for Mark Liebich, Steve Walker won 23 games for the night. Their sets were 4/4, 0/8, 8/0, 5/3, 6/2, while next best were Lewis Keogh and John Walmsley, wining 18 games after sets of 6/2, 6/2, 2/6, 3/5, 1/7. Danny Edwards who was filling in for his Dad, Grahame and Ben Walker, filling in for Pat Hazell managed to win 13 games for the round and the other pair taking part in the final round, Tracey Walker and Arnold Brown battled away with out much luck. Tracey was a fill-in for Andrew Bucknell.

As mentioned above the men can now look forward to the Summer Night Comp and also other tennis players are reminded of the annual February Mixed Teams Night Comp which will hopefully commence in Mid February. This popular competition will consist of  teams of 2 men and 2 ladies and you don't need to be concerned about your standard, as its just a matter of having a go.

You can enter as a team, pair or individually, the main thing is to enter. More about this competition as the time draws near. For details phone Danny on 6343 2081.

Golf/Tennis Christmas Party

Its on again, the popular Golf/Tennis and friends Christmas Dinner Party. This enjoyable evening will be held on Sunday, December 17- 6.30 pm for 7pm. The Country Club's caterer, Tanya Mooney will provide a 2 course meal for $25 adults and $12 for primary school children. Tanya would appreciated names to be in by December 12. There will be plenty of entertainment including Pat's popular music, Steve on his electric piano and Bill with his key board and hopefully Allan's humorous items. Also there will be the usual mini novelty lucky door prizes and the popular head and tails competition. So start organizing your party now and get into the Christmas spirit and have a fabulous night at the Country Club's Golf/Tennis and friends Christmas Get-together Dinner Party. Phone the club on 6343 1634 to lodge your names. A Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to all and if you are travelling away for the festive season do drive carefully.

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Bill Rudd (C) with Arnold and Aloha Brown at Bill's 2016 Golf/ Tennis Christmas party.

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Bill Rudd (C) with Arnold and Aloha Brown at Bill's 2016 Golf/ Tennis Christmas party.