Historic School Tennis Performance
History was made at the Hay Tennis courts during the week when the Hay High School boys team beat the Albury High School team to win the Riverina section, to now play the state finals.
Never before had Hay advanced beyond the Riverina semi finals in either boys or girls teams yet last week both Hay teams won their semi finals.
Hay for the first time hosted the semis and finals, having earlier this year beaten Finley in both boys and girls Western Zone finals, with the Western Zones turn to host this years Riverina carnival.
The Hay girls team of Sophie Curtis , Ruby Cattanach, Katie Howard and Indyanna Wilson who came into the team after a layout through injury replacing Tilly Weeks who was unavailable, had a gutsy win over their more fancied opponents from the Wagga Wagga High School in their semi final clash. The well drilled Albury girls had a convincing win over Griffith in their semi and ultimately were too strong for the Hay girls in the final.
The Hay boys team of Jensen and Kenny Hargreaves, Brad Callaghan and Alex Haidy had a good solid win over Kooringal High School in their semi before winning a tough 5 sets to 2 victory over Albury to take the title.
Congratulations to Lou Gardam on her running the successful days matches and creating a nice atmosphere. A big thank you goes to the night competition Monday and Wednesday players who played competition matches against the students these past few weeks giving them strong practice and tips which in turn gave them confidence and perhaps a good reason for their success.
All the above take out this weeks AgFlite, Foodworks, Lani Houston Consultant and Crightons Rural awards
Meanwhile Monday and Wednesday night competitions as well as Sunday juniors tennis continues with the full details on the web.
New Tennis Competitions Underway
The new night tennis competitions for both Monday and Wednesday are well underway and will run for five weeks.
The Monday night saw a big upset when the defending champions Hay Public School lost to Les’s Small Business team of Stephen Sharp and Sarah Lugsdin 6/3 4/6 with the winners getting the Foodworks weekly award. The Murphy’s Clothing Store team of Kate Murphy and Jan Zambon gave the Hay services and Fitness Centre of Katie Howard and Ruby Cattanach a good practice match for their upcoming school tennis match the score being 6/1 6/4 These four players win the AgFlite and Crighton’s Rural weekly awards. Other Monday night wins went to IGA, HWMHS, Slats Fireworks and Hay Newsagency.
Three Mad Max Production team pairs joined the regular Hay entries to make it an entertaining first round doubles and singles night in the Wednesday competition with Jensen Hargreaves and Brad Callaghan getting some some good practice for their forthcoming High School clash. Alex Haidy had a good single’s win over Tim Walsh. Good wins went to Wyvern, Auscott, Elders and Hay Shire
The Lani Houston Consulting awards at Sunday Morning tennis went to Rachel Taylor and Ollie Meads with a good number participating.
The Riverina High Schools semi final’s and finals will now be held in Hay this week
Riverina High School Finals in Hay
For the very first time Hay will host the semi finals and finals of the Riverina High Schools knockout for both boys and girls competitions. Team winners of the three other zones from Albury, Wagga and Griffith as well for the very first time both the Hay boys and girls teams in the same year winning the West zone will meet this week (pending rain). Hosting is rotated amongst the zones with the West zone previously being held in Deniliquin or Barham every four years. The Hay Tennis club now has 8 synthetic grass courts to cater for this event.
The last time the Hay War Memorial High School team made a semi final was a girls team in 2015 comprising Maggie Biggs, Hannah Stewart, Sophie and Heidi Stephens.
New Monday and Wednesday night competitions to run for six weeks commenced last week
Also played were 5 finals from the previous Monday night womens/mixed competition . Results were as follows
A grade HPS Ellie Jamieson/Bronwyn Hicks def Hay Newsagency Kirsten Hutchings/ Dan for Trish Jamieson 6/5 6/1
A Res Hills Corner Store Sarah Lugsdin/Matt Christensen def Hay Services Club Katie Howard/ Brad Callaghan 6/4 6/3
B grade St Marys Vince Campbell/ Prince Patel def Pynors Accountants Kim Curtis / Emma Curtis for Ben Walker 6/5 6/5
B Res Riverine Grazier Tertia Butcher/ Margie McClelland drew Willshear Kayla Garner/ Jarrod Walton 5/6 6/5 (prize shared)
C grade Lani Houston Consultant Lani and Billy Houston def Radio 2 Hay Fm Max Hutchings/ Jagger Shields 6/5 6/4
( note for grazier photos to follow – some photos taken by chris/Margie McClelland)
Wednesday night has a good entry which includes six A graders from the Mad Max production unit participating.
Late Autumn Tennis Program Commences
The Hay tennis Club commenced their late Autumn night competitions and Junior Sunday Morning Tennis activities this week to finish before the winter season when a break will be taken. Day tennis court hire hitting has been very popular lately with all bookings essential.
Perfect weather saw the start of a six week block for Sunday morning junior activities in two sessions.
The first session with 10 keen participants from Kindergarten to School Year 3 enjoyed some fun activities and hitting under Stuarts guidance got their money worth after their 45 mins non- stop action. The second session being assisted by Warren and Amanda had a good workout in their 75 mins duration.
The Riverina Public Schools Tennis knockout competition for 2022 received 14 entries with Hay and Balranald Schools receiving byes to move into the quarter finals. This week these schools met in Balranald with Hay having a strong win to now advance to the semi-finals. Congratulations to Skye Cannon despite having had good coaching lessons was playing her first competitive tennis with success. Well done also to Max Hutchings and Alex Giddins as well as Hannah Jamieson. Hannah playing top tennis has been selected in the Riverina team to play this week at the famous Rockdale tennis centre home to the Sydney Illawarra Association.
These four players along with Ashton and Daniel Green and Lana Rose Jessop who performed well at Sunday juniors receive this weeks Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlite weekly awards
Tennis activities resume this week with the start of a new Wednesday night mens (A and B grade) teams and singles competition ( tonight 28th April) to be played for 5 weeks.
On Monday the 2nd May the new combined womens and mixed competition will begin in conjunction with the six finals being played, held over from the last competition. These finals are as follows –
(A) HPS Bronny Hicks v Hay Newsagency Kirsten Hutchings
(A Combined men/women) Foodworks Lani Houston v Walgrove Sam Davies
(A Res) Serv and Fitness Club Katie Howard v Hill Corner Store Sarah Lugsdin
(B) StMarys Vince Campbell v Pynors Accounts Kim Curtis
(B Res) Riv Grazier Tertia Butcher v Willshear Kayla Garner
(C) Radio 2 Hay FM Max Hutchings v Lani Houston Consulting Harry Houston
Sunday Morning junior fun activities commence this weekend the 1st May
9am group is for Kindergarten (5 years of age) up to year 3 students for 45 mins
9.45 group is for Year 3 students to High School to finish at 11am
Record Tennis membership
The Hay Tennis Club this financial year has recorded its biggest membership ever with a total 344 names. It has surpassed the previous highest of 343 in the 2014/15 year as well as the 2099/100 figure which also recorded over the 300 mark.
The recent March memberships of 16 new players from various groups of the Mad Max production teams bolstered the figure. It was cheaper for these people to join the Club on a half year membership at this time of the year for their limited time in Hay and as members being offered free hitting on the back three courts rather than pay court hire each time they were hitting. The free hitting on the back courts for members has proved popular. And all hitting is being monitored.
Names are now being taken for the next Monday and Wednesday night competitions to commence from 2nd May to run for 5 weeks. Six finals from the summer Monday competition will also be played on the 2nd May. The full details are on the Clubs Website.
Currently this week there is a junior tennis camp being held.
Slats Fireworks take Men’s Tennis
The Summer Wednesday night combined A and B grade men’s competition was completed last week .
The high standard final went down to the wire with a tie breaker decider required after sets were one set apiece. The winning team was the Slats Fireworks team comprising Shane McGufficke and Peter Head who was substituting for Anthony Slattery .The team won 3/6 6/2 and 7/5 tiebreaker against the Japp’s Pharmacy team of Mick Tippet and Geoff Chapman
Scott Dixon just edged out Alex Haidy to take the singles title.
Meanwhile the last round of the Monday combined women’s, Men’s and Mixed competition was played with the finalists now determined following those results. The six finals in various grades will be played on Mon 2nd May in conjunction with the start of a new competition to finish 30th May.
The best of last weeks matches were the 6/4 4/6 draws . The A grade Elders team of Peter Davies and Paula Comb was a top match against the Bishops Lodge Motor Inn team of Sue Hanna and Peter Head. The other draw in B grade saw Murphy’s Clothing Maddie Lugsdin and Ellie Jamieson against the HWMHS team of Georgie Bowden and Andrew Crawford.
The full details are available on the Clubs website for both Monday and Wednesday nights.
Another junior tennis camp will be conducted in the second week of the school holidays for three mornings activities with enquiries to Stuart Callaghan
Tennis Break for Easter after busy Term1
The last round of the Monday and Wednesday night competitions is scheduled this week . Mondays finals in 6 grades will be held after the school holidays in conjunction with the start of a Five week new competition.
The closest match in the top grade in Mondays competition was the 6/2 2/6 draw between the HPS former champions Bronny Hicks and Ellie Jamieson against the promising Hay Services and Fitness team of Katie Howard and Brad Callaghan . Two other very close matches were conducted in the B Res and C grade division where the IGA team of Delesa and Kobe Payne had a battle 5/6 6/4 win over Lucinda and Ned Williamsons Slats Painters team. Also the newcomers Centrespot Flowers team of Lucy Shea and Lane Griffiths had a win over Hay Motors led by the master Warren Hunt partnering young Daniel Green 6/4 4/5 . The Pynors Accountants team of Kim Curtis and Ben Walker continue to lead the B grade
In Wednesday nights play the best singles win went to Scott Dixon over Alex Haidy who had recently performed very well at the South Wagga Juniors tourney. In team doubles play the Slats Painters team of Shayne Mc Gufficke and Anthony Slattery narrowly lead the group following their 6/3 6/3 against the Murphys Clothing team of Liam Whitbourne and Tim Zambon.
Term 1 Junior Sunday activities were concluded on the weekend with special prizes as well as a sausage sandwich giveaway.
Major Prizes in the early session one, went to Bella Garner while in session two, boys to Max Hutchings and girls to Elsbeth Kerr. A big thank you goes to Amanda Kelton for her assistance including the bbq cooking.
The AgFlite , Lani Houston, Foodworks and Crightons Rural awards this week go to the Sunday junior awards recipients as well as good performances to Dillon Green and Charli Giddins
Hay’s success in Zone Tennis competition.
Hay War Memorial High School hosted the zone tennis competition on Tuesday 15th of March at the Hay Tennis Club courts.
Hay’s girls’ team of Sophie Curtis, Ruby Cattanach, Tilly Weeks and Katie Howard played a massive ten sets against Finley High School girls and won nine of those sets very convincingly. The consistently strong play from all our girls through both their singles and doubles matches was wonderful to see. Congratulations to Sophie, Ruby, Tilly and Katie on becoming Zone winners.
Hay entered a very strong boys’ team of Jensen Hargreaves, Brad Callaghan, Alex Haidy and Kenny Hargreaves. The Hay boys were easy victors against Barham High school in the first round, winning in eight straight sets and only conceding three games in the match. This put our boys into the final against Finley and the standard of tennis was excellent. Again our team won in eight straight sets, or 48 games to Finley’s 7 games. Barham defeated Deniliquin in the boys’ consolation match. The zone champions, Jensen, Brad, Alex and Kenny, will now go through, with our zone champion girls to the Riverina competition.
The school is very grateful to Tony Callaghan and the Hay Tennis Club for their help and support in running team trials, organising the play during the competition and for the excellent facilities which we are able to use. Their provision of a barbecue lunch for all players was also really appreciated. Teams travelling from Barham, Deniliquin and Finley also expressed their appreciation of the facilities and competition.
Lack of Court Lighting Hinders Night Tennis
Organisers of the Hay Tennis Club Competitions are unable to accept any further late entries to its Monday night Tennis Competition due to lack of court Lighting.
The Club last year installed a new synthetic grass court bringing this type of surface to total eight courts making it ideal to run daytime tournaments or Gala days – perfect for Hay to host last week’s High School Western Zone Tournament Day, previously held in Barham and Deniliquin for a good number of years.
However the installation of this new synthetic court has come at a cost – the court construction contractor removing the two light towers due to the modern occupational , health and safety laws. Court nos. 5 and 4 now have no lighting or limited lighting.
Half the lights on the back three courts were urgently recently replaced by LED lights at Club cost, as two globes had blown making this area rather bleak and difficult to sight tennis balls properly, but now looking good. In effect the Club has now six lit courts.
The new format for the Monday night which has replaced a women’s only night, now including men’s and mixed pairings as well as women’s pairs together including a good number of juniors playing in six grades/ categories making a nice popular atmosphere . Entries were stopped after 34 teams were accepted with at least 4 teams receiving weekly byes at present enabling to squeeze all matches with staggered start times from 6pm ( still uncomfortable hot temperatures at this time) up to last matches starting at 8.15 pm. These times suit the majority of players needs. And of course matches are time limited.
Currently the Wednesday night A and B grade men’s doubles as well a singles competition with its number of participants together with evening coaching is sufficient with the six lit courts, although daylight saving ending may make it difficult.
Last week’s nights play in both Monday and Wednesday witnessed some exciting rallies over all grades. Pointscores are now updated on the web.
Big Tennis Entry
The Monday Night Social Competition being played in 5 grades has so far attracted a good entry of 35 teams. The first round had only nine contested matches with all other teams receiving a bye.
Four matches across the grades were split at one set apiece.
In A grade the former champions HPS team of Elie Jamieson and Bronwyn Hicks have teamed up again and had a 6/2 2/6 draw against the improved Hills Corner Store team of Matt Christensen and Sarah Lugsdin. There was also a good standard match draw 6/3 3/6 in the B Res grade when the consistent Riverine Grazier team of Margie McClelland and Tertia Butcher played the Slats Fireworks team of Lucinda and Ned Williamson. A number of new players made a fine start Other winning teams were Foodworks, Meggs Transport, Wooloondool, Crightons Engineering , Elders, Bidgee Bobcat and Demo and Bishops Lodge Motor Inn. Full competition details are displayed on the Clubs Website.
The Wednesday night competition with eleven teams participating produced a very social and enjoyable atmosphere. Despite the majority of matches not starting on time all finished just inside the time deadline of 80 mins maximum play from the scheduled start time. The centre court produced a marvellous 6/5 5/6 draw with new player Mick Tippet going from strength to strength. Other new players making good debuts were Liam Whitbourne, Tim Zambon ,Richard Cannon and Tom Schiller. Alex Haidy had a strong singles win.
Other team winners were Walgrove, Murphys Clothing and Slats Fireworks.
Good Start to Junior Sunday Tennis Activities
The 2022 Sunday juniors program commenced on the weekend with a good number participating in the two sessions.
The program will be a block of five weeks leading up to a prize and a bbq morning before an easter break. New players are invited to commence this coming Sunday. Good performances in the first session went to Grant Dwyer and Beau Garner and with a big number participating in the second session splitting into three groups maximum points as well as coaches awards went to Alex Giddins, Lana Rose Jessop, Ewan Kerr, Charli Giddins, Maggie Shields and Uzair Shazad (Note for Grazier—photos to follow)
Congratulations to the Hay War Memorial High School in securing Hay to host this years annual Western Riverina Tennis carnival between the six schools boys and girls teams, having been hosted at Barham on their grass courts for many years. Hay did host this carnival once many years ago on one of Hays hottest days.
Our Lani Houston Consultant award this week goes to Hannah Jamieson who was selected in the Riverina girls tennis team to play the states best later on in Sydney. Hannah was also runner up in her girls age group in the Deniliquin Juniors tourney played recently. Our AgFlite, Crightons and Foodworks awards go to Sam and Prince Patel, Giselle Gill and Emma Curtis who recently travelled to Tamworth to represent the Wilcania Forbes Diocesan team and performed well against experienced tough opposition.
The night competitions for both Monday and Wednesday commence this week with reports available next week . Additional entries are still being welcomed.
Tennis Commences from Sunday
Junior Sunday morning activities commence this weekend the first session starting at 9.15am for Kindergarten (must be 5 years of age) up to school Year 3 to run for about 45 minutes or maybe longer.
The second session for school year 3 students to High School students will run from 10am to 11.15 am in orange, green and normal ball competition play as well as some fun activities. Parents are also welcomed to be in the competition teams. Weekly fees remain at $3 with Activ Kids vouchers welcomed to pay for memberships as well towards weekly fees.
Night competitions commence as from Monday night with the website details updated listing all names received. Wednesday night play will commence on 9th March and also includes a singles competition for those interested.
Hay Juniors Play Deniliquin Tennis Tournament
Twenty five aspiring junior tennis players travelled to Deniliquin on Sunday to play their tourney.
Hay winners were Ben Taylor 8 yrs group, Hilton Hargreaves 14s, Alex Haidy 18s, Sophie Curtis 18s girls with runners up Esther Green 8s and Brad Callaghan 18s . These players receive the weekly AgFlyte, Foodworks, Crightons Rural Engineeering and Lani Houston Consultant awards. Stuart Callaghan also receives an award for his part in gathering 25 Hay players to prevent the tourney being cancelled due to lack of numbers. A total of 48 players eventually participated, however it was the Hay Club with its bulk entry system contrary to the requirements of tennis nsw for individual computer entries, to save the day as has happened on a number of occasions over the years.
Due to the lack of coaches for Sunday morning activities it will now start on Sunday 6th March as per the full details on the web. Anyone interested in joining the coaching group can contact Tony.
Congratulations to Anthony Slattery who competed in his 10th successive year in the Victorian Country Championships carnival. With the Hay Club not entering a team this year Slats played for the Culcairn team.
Night competitions will now commence from the 7th March with entries received to date listed on the web
Entries open for Night Tennis
Night Tennis competitions entries for both Monday and Wednesday nights are now open. Monday the 28th Feb pending weather conditions is expected to be the starting date.
Monday nights play will again entail a combination of womens, mixed and mens pairs to include juniors of a sufficient standard and tennis maturity. Wednesdays nights play is likely to be mens A and B grades with women also invited to play, a singles competition will also be included for those players wishing to play both doubles and singles.
Deniliquin will host a junior tournament on Sunday 20th Feb with about 20 Hay players participating in various age groups with orange, green and normal balls being used.
Local Sunday morning junior activities will begin on the 27th Feb
All tennis details relating to the night competitions and junior activities are expected to be updated on the web this week
Night Tennis to Commence 28th February
Entries are now being taken for the Monday and Wednesday night tennis competitions to commence from 28th February. Further details will follow.
The early morning competition has now concluded proving a popular activity for this time of year. Best female performance over the seven sessions with a random draw for each match went to Jan Zambon while it was a three way tie in the mens with Geoff Chapman, Stephen Sharp and Tony Callaghan. These four players receive the AgFlite, Lani Houton Consultant, Crightons Cranes and Foodworks weekly awards
In Junior news – congratulations go to Hay St.Marys students Giselle Gill, Emma Curtis, Prince Patel and Sam Patel who travelled to Dubbo last week for the Wilcannia-Forbes Diocesan team trials and were all selected for the boys and girls teams. The girls will now play at Tamworth, boys at Gunnedah later this month against the other Diocesan teams from the Polding area which covers approximately half the state.
Hay junior Sunday morning activities will commence on the 27th February with Deniliquin holding its Junior tourney Sunday 20th Feb.
Some 2022 Tennis Community Calendars are still available at the clubhouse if anyone requires one.
Morning Tennis Competition concludes this week
The early morning social competition finishes on Thursday 3rd Feb with just under 30 players participating in the seven sessions held. Following this early morning social hitting groups will continue.
Good numbers participating were inspired by the play of Ash Barty, who won the AO singles title and being the first Aussie to win in 44 years. Chris O’Neill from Newcastle was the last to succeed in 1978 with her nephew Evan O’Neill winning the Hay Open tourney some 20 years later. The Hay Tennis Club Champions of 1978 were Wendy Heerey and David Davies both legends of the Hay Club having won their titles here on many occasions over the years.
The last of the school holiday camps number 5 is being conducted this week.
Deniliquin will host a junior singles tourney on Sunday 20th Feb for 8 yrs, 10, 12 , 14, 18 yrs age groups. Sunday Morning junior activities including juniors competition will commence in February with a date to be determined.
Early morning tennis Success
Up to 22players have so far participated in the early morning social competition with new players entering weekly especially with a good number away this week. Full details are on the website with two sessions planned each week in January possibly going into February.
The final school holiday camp number 5 will be held next week Tues, Wed and Thurs with entries to Stuart and full details on the web.
The Crighton’s Rural and Foodworks weekly awards go to the early morning social competition leaders Steve Sharpe and Geoff Chapman with Max Hutchings winning the AgFlite and Lani Houston Consultant award for his good play in last week’s tennis camp
Early Morning Social Competition Tennis for three weeks
Six or maybe more early morning sessions in January or even into February are currently being organised for Monday and Thursdays 7.30 am hitting starts to finish about 8.45am. It is doubles play for a combined mens, womens and mixed where players can enter with or without a partner and may change partners after the first set. Players may only be available to play one match but are still encouraged to enter. Six pairs started last week in a combined (A B)grade group with Craig Anderson and Andrew Davies getting the best results. If enough entries are received a ( C) grade group can be added. The full details are outlined in the competition section on the clubs website.
Tennis School Holiday Camp number 4 is being held this week with last weeks camp attracting well over 20 players.
Deniliquin will hold its junior tournament on 20th Feb. with the first tourney of the year at Henty on 6th Feb
Lucy Davies takes out the AgFlite weekly award for her play in the newly formed early morning social/ competition as well as assisting at the tennis camp.
Emerson Wilson wins the Foodworks award for her continual improvement at the camps with the Crightons Rural and Lani Houston Consultant awards going to Delilah Crighton and Sienna Lund who were also assisting at the Camp
Early Morning Social/ Competition tennis for three weeks
Six early morning sessions in January on Thursdays and Monday mornings is being planned to begin this week from Thursday 13th
Doubles play for one hour to finish before the heat and for those players needing to get to their workplace will be organised in a combined mens, womens and mixed competition in two divisions.
Players may only be available for the one session / match and still may enter individually or with a partner. The full details are outlined in the competition section on the Clubs website.
Entries to Tony 0419571292
Tennis Camp number three is being conducted this week with 25 juniors enrolled . There are 5 camps being organised over the school holidays with each camp being held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Further details can be found on the clubs website.
Lucy Davies takes out this weeks AgFlite and Lani Houston Consultant awards for her excellent coaching in last weeks camp while Amanda Kelton takes the Foodworks and Crightons awards for her assistance including the bbq at the camp.
Tennis Camps in Full Swing
Tennis Camp number two is being conducted this week. There are 5 camps being organised over the school holidays with each camp being held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for two hours each day. Camp number one held before Christmas attracted just over 20 juniors enjoying the coaching and fun activities. Further details can be found on the club’s website.
The Tennis Clubs weekly AgFlite and Lani Houston Consultant awards go to the camp coaches and assistants- Stuart Callaghan, Immy Molloy , Kenny Hargreaves as well as Brad Callaghan
The Crighton’s Rural Award goes to Tracy Newnham for her fabulous effort in organising the 2022 tennis calendar wonderfully produced by the Riverine Grazier
The Foodworks Award goes to Craig Anderson for his Involvement in Bede Schillers absence maintaining the courts to perfection.
Monday Tennis Finals Results
A grade Women Lani Houston Consultant team ( Lani Houston Sophie Curtis) won against Hay Newsagency (Trish Jamieson Kirsten Hutchings) 4/6 6/1
A grade Combined Male/Female Walgrove (Sam and Andrew Davies ) drew Les’s Small Engines (Steve Sharp Geoff Chapman 5/6 6/5
B grade Combined Rokeby ( Steph and Mick Cattanach ) won IGA (Daniel Stewart Ruby Cattanach ) 6/2 3/6
B Res Women Meggs Transport (Immy Molloy Hannah Jamieson) won against Murphys Clothing (Maddie Lugsdin Ellie Jamieson)6/4 5/6
C grade Women Auscott ( Jess Pearce Talitha Brown ) won against Elders ( Kim and Emma Curtis) 5/6 6/3
C grade Combined – to be played February.
Wednesday Tennis Finals
A/B Grade Slats Fireworks (Anthony Slattery Shane Mc Gufficke ) won against Lani Houston Consultant ( Immy Molloy with Alex Haidy for Lani Houston 4/6 6/4 (11/9)
Singles - to be played February
The first of the school holidays camps is being held this week
Camp number 2 will be held 4th 5th 6th January with enquiries to Stuart Callaghan with full details on the clubs website.
The Foodworks, Lani Houston Consultant , AgFlite and Crightons Rural weekly awards go to all the night comp finalists.
Merry Christmas from Hay Tennis & 92 Computing
Tennis Competitions finals this week
The Monday Night and Wednesday night tennis competition finals and playoffs are scheduled this week.
Last week’s Monday play was washed out with only three matches and one singles played in the Wednesday night competition. The closest match of the night was the Pynors team of Geoff Chapman and Rohan M Cormick coming from behind to win 5/6 6/3 against the combined Hay Services and Eddies Concreting teams. The IGA team of Dean Aylett and Daniel Stewart suffered their first defeat to the Slats Fireworks team this week comprising Darren Tapper and Anthony Slattery 6/4 6/0 while the other match was won by Crighton’s Rural Engineering team . Alex Haidy had a good singles win.
The weekly Foodworks, Crighton’s and AgFlite awards go to the Cattanach family in Ruby Steph and Mick all enjoying and having great success in their respective competition tennis teams.
Night Tennis Finals and Playoffs 13/12/21
Due to the current interest, both the Monday and Wednesday night tennis competition’s have been extended to now play finals and playoffs involving all teams on the nights of 13th and 15th December.
Any team unable to play is to advise Warren or Tony.
Some brilliant matches were contested last week in both nights play with some notable improvements to some teams. For Mondays play Adam Barlow receives the Crighton’s Rural award when he partnered the young Mason Pearce in a high standard match against Hannah Jamieson who partnered the very young Dallas Giddins. Dallas was called upon to replace the injured Immy Molloy the score a draw 6/5 4/5 when the time limit finished play. Adam controlled the match perfectly. Ruby Cattanach and Daniel Stewart continue their winning streak this time with a 6/4 5/6 against the talented Bishops Lodge team comprising this week Peter Head and Sue Hanna.
Wednesday night had a 15 mins rain break with some very enjoyable matches witnessed. Substitutes Herbert Maynard and Hannah Stewart for the Lugsdin Toyota team and partnering for the first time came from behind to have a top exciting draw 1/6 6/1 against the Crighton’s Engineering team. Other wins went to IGA, Slats Fireworks, Hay Services Club, Te Aro as well as the Lani Houston Consultant team ( with substitutes Hilton and Jensen Hargreaves playing very good)
The first batch of the 2022 Calendars have been received and have been delivered to the IGA and Foodworks Supermarkets. The calendars are free with the main profit proceeds coming from the advertisers which the Club appreciates as it is the Clubs major fundraiser . Thanks to the support of those who placed their birthday entries and well done again to Tracy Newnham for her involvement.
Some calendars are also available at the tennis clubhouse.
Junior Tennis Windup and prizes
After a long and interrupted year, the Sunday morning junior activities were concluded on the weekend followed by some prizes and Christmas cheer before conducting the Annual General meeting.
Max Hutchings gained the major award for his all year performances, Ashton Green – the most improved, Charli Giddins and Dillon Green the most consistent.
Awards to the youngsters in the early group session went to Esther Green and Zoya Shazad girls and Cameron Green boys. (pictures to follow) these players receive the weekly Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons awards
Warren Hunt again will lead the Tennis Club as President for another year being re-elected unopposed. In his report he paid tribute to the successful projects and fundraisers to those responsible and despite the Covid year good numbers are participating in competition and court hire.
Monday night tennis last week produced the closest result in A grade with the Pynors Accountants team of Archie Houston and Dan Jamieson winning 6/5 6/5 against Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves Bidgee Motor Inn team. In B grade Katie Deatons Hydes Plumbing team came from behind to win 4/6 6/2 against the High School team. In the B Res /C grade Russell Curtis playing for Kim for Elders won 6/3 5/5 against Meggs, while it was a 6/2 2/6 draw between the Hay Jewellers Sue Parslow and Anna LIlburne against the Pevensey team of Mason Pearce and Adam Barlow.
Six grade finals as well as playoffs are scheduled to be played on 13th Dec the last round before the finals scheduled on the 6th.
Wednesday night round was cancelled due to the rain forecast.
Wagga will be holding an open tournament which includes junior events on the weekend of 10th Dec if any Hay players are interested.
Junior Tennis Windup and AGM Sunday
Another enjoyable Sunday Morning juniors fun activities was held on the weekend with the second session group also having both a doubles and singles tournament. This Sunday 28th will see our final Sunday Morning junior activities for the year followed by the Annual General meeting. The junior sessions will still be held at the normal times starting at 9.30 and 10.15 for the second session. The Agflyte weekly award goes to Uzair Shazad for his performance.
Wednesday night competition play produced some great matches with Herbert Maynard making a welcoming return and playing fabulous tennis. In the singles he defeated leader Alex Haidy and then these two players teamed together to beat the previously undefeated Slats Fireworks this time comprising Peter Head and Anthony Slattery the score 6/3 6/2 . Shaun Tempi made a good debut to Hay Tennis in his singles match while the other doubles winners were Wooloondool, 92 Computing, IGA and Lani Houston Consulting. Herbert Maynard and Alex Haidy receive this weeks Foodworks and Crightons Rural awards.
The Monday night competition was cancelled due to the miserable weather.
Tight Schedule For Monday Tennis
Thirty teams are now competing in the Monday night tennis competition catering for both men and women including juniors across all grades. It makes a tight timeframe fitting all the matches in on the available courts with lights before it gets too late. Currently play is held at various start times from 5.30 and finishing up the later matches at 9.15 pm
The closest match last week was in the middle grade with a 6/5 5/6 drawn result with the match just finishing in the maximum 85 mins allowed. These teams were the HWMHS team of Andrew Crawford and Georgie Bowden against the Foodworks team of Brett Boulton and Graham Miller. These four players get the Foodworks, Crightons and AgFlite awards this week.
The other match was the close 6/2 3/6 match win in the C grade to the Wilshear team of Kayla Garner and Hunter Meads against the Slats Fireworks team of Bianca and Taylor Goulding
A grade saw the Walgrove team of Sam and Andrew Davies open their account with a 6/3 5/5 win against Les’s Mobiles
Wednesdays night matches continues at a high standard with the Lani Houston Consulting team of Lani Houston and Immy Molloy beating the unbeaten Wooloondool team of Nick Maynard and Ian Lilburne . Other winners were Te Aro, Bindari, and Crightons Rural Engineering. In the singles competition Alex Haidy again had another good win. Full result details are advised on the website.
Junior Tennis will resume this weekend with no play last weekend. Sunday 28th November will be the last day for the year with further details to follow.
Monday Tennis Results Wednesday Washout
The Monday combined Women’s Mixed and Men’s competition report is as follows –
The Match of the round in the combined A/A Res grade saw Steve Sharps Les Mobiles team have a narrow win against former champions Lani Houston and Sophie Curtis losing the first set 6/3 but winning the second 6/2 . Other winners were the HPS team as well as Hay Newsagency team with Dimity Comb out of retirement and playing very well. Walgrove and Bidgee Motor Inn have joined this grade
B grade has increased to Eight teams( maybe 9) with the Harrisons IGA team of Daniel Stewart and Ruby Cattanach having the closest win against the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team. Other wins went to
Wooloondool, Japp’s and Rokeby
In the combined B Res/C grade the closest match again was made by the Elders team of Kim and Emma Curtis 4/6 6/2 against the Hay Services and Fitness team with young Daniel Green playing well.
Other winners were Auscott, Megg’s Transport, Murphy’s Clothing, and Foodworks making their debut.
Wednesday’s night play was cancelled due to the rain with a fresh draw to be made this week.
Great play and improvement was noticed by all the players participating in their session times on Sunday morning Ariana Meads, Alex Giddins and Ariana Meads were doing some nice strokes.
Last chance to get your birthday entries in for the 2022 Community tennis calendar. This is the Clubs major fundraiser with entries still being taken at the clubhouse this week.
Good Entries for Tennis competitions
The Monday night social competition in three grades has now attracted 26 teams with increased numbers now also allowing for mixed and even some mens pairs catering for all standards.
The Wednesday night has 9 solid A/B grade doubles teams as well as 6 singles entries.
The matches of the week were the Elders team of Kim and Emma Curtis having a 6/5 5/6 brilliant match draw against the Hay Motors team of Warren Hunt and Alex Giddins in Mondays B Res grade, while n the Wednesday night play the Lani Houston Consultant team of Immy Molloy and Lani Houston had a 6/3 3/6 draw against the Slats Fireworks team of Anthony Slattery and Shane Mc Gufficke. The closest singles play was Alex Haidy beating Geoff Chapman 4/1 4/3
Other matches with close results were the Wooloondool team of Katie Howard and Brad Callaghan having a 4/6 6/2 win over the St Marys team of Vince Campbell and Prince Patel in B grade while the mens night saw the Harrisons IGA team of Dean Aylett and Daniel Stewart winning in a tie breaker decider over the Hay Services and Fitness team of Damon and Zac Slattery. Full details can be found on the club’s website.
The Foodworks. Crightons Rural and AgFlite weekly awards went to juniors George Schiller, Max Hutchings and Prince Patel with their good form at Sunday fun activities as well as the latter two for night competition play.
The Annual General Meeting this year is scheduled on November 28 after Sunday junior activities.
First Stage New Court Lighting
After years of lengthy discussions and court lighting becoming poorer, the Tennis Club has completed stage one of the installation of LED lighting. The new lighting has been replaced on two towers to its back courts where globes had blown. The new LED lighting is a big improvement to those courts.
In the meantime, there are ongoing discussions with the new court 5 contractor regarding the lighting in this area. The Club will need Grant monies to continue into the next stage of LED replacement.
After many months, junior tennis fun activities returned to the courts on Sunday. The first session group for Kindergarten to Year 2 students had too many for Immy Molloy to do on her own that she needed to recruit an apprentice President Warren Hunt to assist with the youngsters having an enjoyable session. (see Photo for Riverine Grazier to be forwarded) The second session also a success (Year 3 students to High school) had Stuart Callaghan included in the activities.
The Foodworks, Agflite and Crightons Rural awards for the first group went to Nina Schiller, Esther Green and Ben Taylor with the second group awards to Ashton Green, Charli Giddins and Zoe Handford.
Night competitions with good entries under covid conditions start this week with all details on the website.
Social Competition Tennis Resumes
The Hay Tennis Clubs social competition catering for all grades finally gets underway commencing from Monday night 25th October. The time draw will be available on the weekend on the club’s website which has all the information including Covid conditions regarding the various nights competitions. The kiosk will reopen.
At the moment members are currently enjoying free hitting on the back courts with many green pass members also hitting on the other courts as well as the three coaches in operation.
Juniors Sunday Morning fun activities also recommence on this weekend October 24 for Kindergarten students to up to year 2 students at 9.30 am while at 10.15 am to 11.30am will be for year 2 students up to high school students in three groups ( note year 2 students have the session option )
Night Tennis Competitions commencing from 25th October
Night competitions for tennis will commence on Monday night 25th October for a combined womens doubles and mixed doubles. Wednesday nights from 27th October will see the commencement of the mens and mixed doubles as well as a singles for those interested.
Numbers will be limited and those competing in doubles need double vaccination for those aged from16yrs. Further details can be found on the club’s website including names received to date.
All court hitting still needs to be monitored.
Sunday juniors will commence on 24th October.
The 2022 Calendar entries are now being taken closing Nov 13
Tennis Community Calendar birthday entries now open
The hay tennis Club has commenced preparations for its 2022 Community Calendar and is now accepting birthday entries .
Names can now be accepted up to November 13 at the Riverine Grazier Office, The Tourist information Centre , Centrespot Flowers and of course at the tennis Clubhouse. However entries can only be accepted at the tennis clubhouse when night competitions and Sunday morning junior activities begin which will not be until October 24th.
Birthday entries cost a gold coin . Further calendar enquiries can be made to Tracy Newnham.
Meanwhile entries are now being accepted with Covid conditions for the forthcoming night competitions.
Night Tennis Competitions
Hopefully both Monday and Wednesday night tennis competitions will commence from October 25 to run for about five weeks.
Monday will entail women’s and mixed doubles and Wednesday will entail men’s and mixed doubles as well as a singles for both sexes. Competitions will be run in accordance with the Tennis NSW covid conditions in force at that time. Entries will now be taken online or contact secretary Tony .
Currently social singles, tennis coaching as well as doubles play is allowed for the Hay area. However at present doubles play is only allowed for those double vaccinated . All play needs to be monitored.
Sunday morning junior activities is planned to start 24th October.
Night Tennis Competitions
Hopefully Night Tennis competitions on Monday and Wednesday nights will be able to start in October – pending further Covid advice from Tennis NSW.
In the meantime the courts are being fully utilised by one on one hitting and coaching as well as for those fully vaccinated to play doubles. All play on the courts needs to be monitored.
The weekly Foodworks, Lani Houston Consultant, Agflite and Crightons Rural Awards go to our coaches who have been busy and doing a good job – Stuart Callaghan, Immy Molloy and Kenny Hargreaves.
Tennis Doubles now allowed with conditions
Tennis NSW in conjunction with Government regulations has now allowed tennis doubles to be played. However, under the current regulations pending further advice all doubles players must be fully vaccinated.
The tennis courts have been fully utilised these past weeks with one on one hitting allowed for exercising and coaching. Recent new memberships have been well received particularly now with free membership hitting on the back courts.
Currently the Club has three coaches operating with one on one private coaching for members. These being Stuart Callaghan, Immy Molloy and Kenny Hargreaves with phone contact numbers and their coaching fees detailed on the club’s website.
It is still unclear when night competitions and Sunday morning junior activities will be allowed to recommence.
Members free tennis hitting back courts
Free tennis hitting is now available to members on the back three courts numbers 6 7 and 8. Of course under current lockdown rules this can only be one on one hitting for the purpose of exercise.
Night competitions will commence when Covid rules will allow. Names received to date are listed on the web.
New Tennis Court Hitting Well
The new tennis court synthetic grass court 5 surface has been broken in and playing well with a lot of recent one on one hitting and coaching. Final costing with the extra work involved is still being finalised with the contractor. Works off this court at the southern end area hopefully will be finished when lockdown ends.
Competitions and junior Sunday activities are still on hold with details on the clubs web.
One on one hitting and coaching is still allowed on every second court ( no other persons are allowed on court ) being strictly monitored with the courts being fully utilised this past week for the purpose of exercising.
One on one tennis hitting and coaching currently allowed for Hay
Tennis NSW in conjunction with Government Covid rules has advised that one on one hitting and coaching is allowed for people to leave home for the purpose of exercising in this area.
This is the current situation which could change. Hitting is being strictly monitored with members allowed free hitting and using the brick practice wall on the back courts at the Hay Club.
Entries are still being received for the forthcoming night tennis competitions. Players and pairs received to date are listed on the website. Starting dates for both Monday and Wednesday nights will depend on the Lockdown lifting. Sunday morning junior activities are still on hold.
Night Tennis competitions delayed /Limited numbers for hitting is allowed for exercise
The Monday and Wednesday night competitions start dates have been delayed until further advised. Entries received to date as well as other information are advised on the website. Names are still being taken.
Similarly junior Sunday morning activities are on hold at the moment.
Tennis NSW in conjunction with Government Health authorities has advised that one on one hitting or coaching up to two members of the one family is allowed for people to leave home for the purpose of exercise. This is the current situation as of Monday but could change. All court hitting must be advised to Tony Callaghan.
Night Tennis Entries Now Open
The Monday Night combined women’s and mixed tennis competition will commence on 16th August with the Wednesday night combined men’s and mixed starting 23rd August. Entries and further information can be made or found on the web or by contacting Tony.
Due to the current uncertain Covid conditions, the Club will not be holding its planned Gala Weekend for 2021.
Free court hire will now apply to members playing on the back three courts.Charges still apply for the other five courts. Some memberships mainly to out of town players have extended into this financial year mainly as a result of not playing due to Covid.
Junior Sunday morning activities recommenced on Sunday after the winter break. The weather was perfect and there was great enthusiasm with the players in the two groups.
The Lani Houston Award went to Charli Giddins, The Agflite award to Max Hutchings, the Crightons Rural award to Ollie Meads and the Foodworks weekly award to Bella Garner.
Program details are outlined on the web.
Tennis activities resume for juniors
Sunday morning junior fun activities will recommence this coming weekend 7th August. Kindergarten class to school year 2 will be held from 9.30am to 10.15 am (45 mins) with school class year 2 to High School students in three groups will run from 10.15 to 11.30 (75 mins). Year 2 students have the choice of sessions depending on their ability.
Annual tennis membership renewals were due on 31/7. Thank you to all those that have renewed, assisting in the ever increasing annual costs of Tennis NSW registration and affiliation as well as annual insurances and other costs.
Last week Andrew Davies received the AgFlite and Crightons Rural awards for his ongoing work at the Club with Tom Davies receiving the Foodworks and Lani Houston Consultant awards for his and Andrew work in laying metal surface boundaries to some courts to assist in retrieving balls.
Successful Tennis Financial Year
Despite the challenges of Covid the tennis club managed a good 2020/21 year due to its great support of members, friends and sponsors including the Hay Shire Council. It had good numbers participating in night competitions particularly the popular Monday night catering for all grades. Sunday morning junior fun activities in different age groups were enjoyable and private coaching by a number of coaches, has been busily run all year.
New night tennis competitions as well as Sunday juniors will commence soon in the warmer weather. In the meantime there are many enjoying social day tennis hitting and plenty are being coached (pending Covid Updates by Tennis NSW)
New Tennis Memberships are now due for the 21/22 year. Green pass memberships fees are also due. Green pass members have unlimited use of courts for the year for court hire.
Those wishing to continue at members rates should finalise fees this month. Thanks to those who have renewed thus assisting the Club towards its annual affiliation, registration and insurances and other payments.
Andrew Davies this week receives the AgFlyte and Crightons Rural awards for his regular grading and maintenance of the clay court area usually done a few times each year. Tom Davies receives the Foodworks and Lani Houston awards for his good assistance in helping Andrew lay and secure well trimmed metal boundaries to the ground around some courts to prevent balls getting stuck between the surface and fence.
Hay Services Club and Fitness Centre Major Tennis Sponsor
The Tennis Club is very grateful to again secure the Hay Services Club as its major gold sponsor for this financial year. Although no Open Tourney is planned for 2021 year the Club hopes to hold a Gala Weekend catering for all grades and ages on October 9th and 10th . Other sponsorships have been promised for this weekend.
Wooloondool is again a silver sponsor and has been a wonderful supporter of the club particularly during the hitting on court under the early Covid conditions of play.
Auscott who has been a consistent sponsor of the Club for many years will again be a bronze sponsor . Thank you to the many local Businesses who continue as minor sponsors with night tennis teams being named.
All players and visitors now,upon entering the Tennis Club area must register under the Covid Safe check in QR code. Those hitting still need to advise Tony for court monitoring.
The Young junior tourney that was to held on Sunday was cancelled due to the weather. Hays Tilly Weeks was to play, having had good matches at earlier tourneys this year in Parkes and Wagga. Tilly receives this weeks Foodworks award
Craig Anderson and Bede Schiller receive this weeks AgFlite and Lani Houston Consultant awards for their great effort in cleaning up around the clay court area. Geoff Chapman receives the Crightons Rural award for his many trips to the tip discarding old materials and rubbish cleaned out from the demolition of the old shed.
New night competitions will commence after this cold weather probably in August.
Weekly Tennis Awards
This weeks Foodworks and AgFlite Awards go to Ash Barty winning Wimbledon this week. She is the first Aussie in 40 years to win the prestigious trophy since the Riverinas Evonne Goolagong.
Evonne from Barellan and her sister Barb played intertown tennis in Hay many years ago. Evonne who is a wonderful ambassador for Australia takes out the Crightons Rural and Lani Houstion Consultant awards.
Good Enjoyable Tennis Camp
Tennis Camp number 1 was a success with number 2 camp being held this week expecting another 25 attending. Parents, guardians and visitors are again asked to drop and collect the juniors attending at the courts gates at the street entrances. Those entering onto the premises must sign in under Covid conditions . The junior participants have already been registered.
All others hitters on any day need to be recorded under current arrangements by text to Tony.
President Warren Hunt receives this week’s AgFlite, Crightons Rural and Foodworks weekly awards- Warren has his finger on the pulse being up to date with all tennis activities at the moment including Covid Conditions, the court 5 project, and many other current and future matters.
Chayse Mitchell receives the Lani Houston Consultant award winning a tennis racquet at camp number one for being the most improved and good sportsmanship.
Some off cuts at various lengths leftover synthetic grass carpet to our new court are being offered for sale –refer the classifieds in this edition of the Grazier
School Tennis Camps
The two school tennis camps being played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings are being held under Covid conditions for tennis coaching.
There will be limited clubhouse opening, limited numbers per court and no camp bbq will be held and a number of other conditions are imposed.
Tennis Camp enquiries can be made to Stuart Callaghan.
All court hire including green pass members play, names must be recorded especially now under the Covid rules. Competition play has been temporarily suspended.
New Tennis Carpet Laid
The old clay court number 5 has been carpeted and fenced and has had its first hitters. The project still needs to address the lighting for this court with the old towers removed for safety reasons. The landscaping at the south end also needs to be sorted.
Congratulations to Bede Schiller who has managed this project very well working with the court contractor on a daily basis and also organising a successful wood raffle with some wonderful helpers assisting with proceeds to go towards some necessary over expenditure on the project.
Bede gains this weeks Crightons Rural, Foodworks and AgFlite weekly awards for his enormous contribution to the Club.
There will be two tennis camps held in the school holidays with limited numbers---with play on Tues, Wed, Thurs mornings of each week---- enquiries to coach Stuart
Tennis Gala Weekend Planned
An Open Gala Weekend has been scheduled this year for the 9th and 10th October to replace our Annual Open Tournament not held last year and not applied for this year due to Covid. The Clubs last Gala Day was a successful one day event in 2018.
Whilst the format hasn’t been finalised yet it has been suggested there likely be three sessions involved over the two days with players having the option to in one or more sessions which are likely to have all types of events to cater for all grades and ages. Caz Barnett will lead a special enthusiastic committee with fresh ideas based on similar gala days held in other centres.
Annual Sponsorships are now being sought if any new Businesse’s are interested in contacting the Club to be included for this financial year.
Exciting Night Tennis Finals
The Monday night tennis finals produced three very close matches
A grade The Hay Services team of Trish Jamieson and Kirsten Hutchings came from
behind after losing the first set 3/6 came home strongly to win the second set
6/1 to win the total match on games 9-7 against Bronny
Hicks and Ellie Jamieson.
In B grade it couldn’t have been any close when the Hay Newsagency team of Max and Kirsten Hutchings drew 6/5 5/6 with the Elders Dan Jamieson and Archie Houston in a brilliant match with the match going to a tiebreaker and won 7-5 by the Hutchings
In C grade another exciting final was won by the Foodworks team of Katie Howard and Ruby Cattanach after losing the first set 5/6 won the second 6/2 to take the match on games 11-8 against the well played Radio 2Hay FM team of Jess Pearce and Talitha Brown
The Wednesday night final was cancelled due to the rain with the Bishops Lodge team of Geoff Chapman, Ian Lilburne, Craig Anderson and Nick Maynard top of the ladder team declared the winners.
There was some great fun activities and games organised at the last Sunday Morning activities before our winter break. Ben Taylor stood out in the early session with Charli Giddins performing well in the second.
Tennis Court Resurfacing has commenced
Work on the long awaited conversion of court number 5 from claycourt to synthetic grass commenced during the week. The contractors quotation for the full project consisting of earthworks, fencing and carpet has been financed by the Governments Stronger Community Grant . However extra works mainly for safety reasons will increase the cost with extra funding to be investigated.
Once completed the Hay Tennis Club will then have a total of 8 synthetic grass courts all with lights.
Night Tennis competitions for both Monday and Wednesday will finish up this week with finals and play-off matches scheduled. Night tennis will then have a winter break with new competitions to commence after the school holidays. The draw and points ladders are displayed on the clubs website and finals details will be advised in next weeks Grazier.
The annual Griffith Open tourney will be held over the Long Weekend with enquiries to Steve Longworth who is managing the event. Family, juniors and graded events are on offer.
Annual memberships are becoming due with early payment discounts being offered.
Junior Sunday Morning activities will hold its last day on the weekend for this term. Two sessions will be held at 9.30am and 10.15am
The Monday night tennis leading teams across all grades are for A grade –The Hay Public School team of Ellie Jamieson and Bronwyn Hicks one point ahead of the next team of HWMHS. In B grade Kirsten and Max Hutchings for the Hay Newsagency are well ahead of equal second spots in Elders and Les’s Mobile Repairs. In the B Res grade the Lugsdin Toyota team of Warren Hunt pairing with youngsters Dylan Ilic and Daniel Green lead by 2 points while C grade the Foodworks team of Ruby Cattanach and Katie Howard are in the lead. Team numbers have increased to 25 across all grades with one round playable after this week to finals.
The Wednesday night leader with two rounds to go is the Bishops Lodge Motel team of Geoff Chapman , Ian Lilburne and Craig Anderson, two points ahead of Wyvern while the singles leader is Scott Dixon
Well done to Tilly Weeks who competed in the Wagga junior tourney last week. The regional tourney was the first junior one completed for the year with sufficient numbers.
There will be no Sunday activities this week the 30th May with Dillon Green performing very well on the weekend. Sunday activities will resume in the two sessions on 6th June.
The Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons Rural awards this week go to our current Facebook and Web scribes doing a great job -Bronny Hicks, Sam Davies and Steve Longworth
Tennis Competitions to half way Mark
Round three of the six week competition was completed last week. In Mondays play the night was cancelled due to the horrible weather together with sickness and local tragic circumstances.
Wednesdays play only entailed three doubles matches but the match of the night was the 5/6 6/5 draw between Damon and Zac Slatterys’ Lani Houston Consultant team against the Crightons Engineering team of Jock Crighton and Andrew Davies. Other wins went to Bishops Lodge motor Inn and Wyvern. No singles were held.
Congratulations to the Hay Public School team winning their Riverina quarter final against a former state champion school – Griffith East public School- the score being 5 sets 32 games to 3 sets 22 games.
The team comprised Dan and Hannah Jamieson, Matilda Nisbet and Hilton Hargreaves – these 4 players win this weeks Foodworks award. The team is scheduled to play their semi final in Hay against the Young Public School team. Young have eliminated Murrumburrah and Cootamundra schools
Sunday morning junior activities received a good number in the cool weather with Kodi Scott winning the weekly AgFlite award
Lani Houston receives the Crightons Rural weekly award for not only her great effort organising the early Sunday morning session 5yrs to 7 yrs group but for her ongoing expertise in grant applications one successfully resulting in work commencing on our court 5 resurfacing likely to start this week.
Top Tennis Round
Last week saw some top matches across all grades in both Monday and Wednesday play.
In Monday nights play the pick of the round was in A grade with the Japps Pharmacy new team comprising former Hay Junior champion Sarah Lugsdin partnering Ash Wacher narrowly losing to the Lani Houston /Steve Sharp team 6/5 6/2
For Wednesday night play Peter Davies and Dean Aylett for team doubles fill-ins as substitutes and Dan Jamieson a singles fill in all received the Crighton Cranes weekly award for their assistance and good performances.
The full results points table for both nights are listed on the clubs website.
Hilton Hargreaves has just competed in the 5 boys 5 girls Riverina Public School team in the state competition in Newcastle with some very good results. He started as number 4 ranked player in the team and ended up number two and received a Riverina medal runner up in his performances. An amazing experience. Hilton Receives this weeks AgFlite award.
Junior Sunday morning activities only comprised a second session Mothers Day special and congratulations to all participants with Tilly Weeks, Sam Patel and Uzair Shazad gaining this weeks Foodworks award
Night Tennis Competitions off to good start
Both the Monday and Wednesday night Competitions are off to a good start to run for six weeks.
The Monday combined Mixed/Womens competition has attracted 22 team entries (6- A Grade, 6 –B Grade and 10 – combined B Res/ C Grade)
The Wednesday Combined Mixed/Mens night has 9 teams playing the A/B Grade- 4 players are also competing singles.
Absolutely no forfeits are allowed as there are heaps of substitutes for the both nights. Further entries are still welcome with the full details on the club’s website.
The match of the night in Monday’s play was the 5/6 6/5 draw between Hay Jewellers Cherokee and Jaylen Dixon against Pynors Accountants Hannah and Trish Jamieson while in Wednesday night play the Elders team of Peter Head and Immy Molloy beat the Slats Painters team of Shane McGufficke and Anthony Slattery 5/6 6/4 both matches finishing on the maximum time limit. Very Very important that matches start by the scheduled start time.
Junior Sunday morning activities returned to the courts on Sunday in very pleasant conditions with some good improvement and good hitting to the following players who received this week’s weekly awards-Foodworks Emilie Quinn, AgFlite Prince Patel, Crightons Rural Benji Pearce
Tennis Recommences this week
New night tennis competitions commence this week on Monday (combined womens/mixed) and Wednesday (combined mens /mixed ) as well as a separate singles comp for those interested.
A good entry of 21 teams in 4 grades commenced the Monday competition with numbers still being finalised for the Wednesday night. Complete details are available on the tennis web site. Late entries are most welcome for the competitions to run for a further 5 weeks . Matches are commencing between 5pm and 7pm
Junior Sunday morning activities recommence this weekend for the two age groups . The first session for 5yrs to 7yrs group runs from 9.30 to 10.15am with the second group 8yrs to high school students running from 10.15am to 11.30 am . Thank you to the junior soccer organisers who have arranged their weekly sessions to start at 11.30 following the conclusion of tennis.
The annual wood raffle tickets are now available with full details in this weeks advertising section of the Riverine Grazier
New Tennis Competitions
Monday and Wednesday night tennis competitions catering for all grades will commence from Monday 26th April with full details outlined on the web. Competitions will run for about 6 weeks and finish before the cool weather settles in. Matches will be scheduled to start from 5pm to 7pm
Junior Sunday morning activities will recommence on 2nd May with the timetable also displayed on the tennis website.
A successful 3 day camp was held last week with a good number attending supervised by 4 coaches.
Tennis Competition Results
Monday Night Womens /Mixed competition finals results are as follows
A grade Hay Serv and Fitness (Trish Jamieson/Kirsten Hutchings) def HWMHS (Jan Zambon/Lou Gardam) 6/1 6/5
B grade Wooloondool (Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves) def Hay Newsagency (Kirsten and Max Hutchings) 6/0 5/6
B Res Les’s Small Business (Tania Stephenson/Alex and Charli Giddins) def Pynors Accountants (Hannah and Ellie Jamieson 6/5 6/5
B Special Riverine Grazier (Tertia Butcher/ Margie Mc Clelland) def Slats Fireworks (Jess Pearce/ Talitha Brown) 6/3 5/6
C grade IGA (Sharon Bunyan/ Jagger Shields) def Lugdin Toyota (Warren Hunt/ Daniel Green) 6/5 5/4
Junior Sunday morning activities will resume in May after the Anzac weekend with the timetable available on the web
No weekly tennis news for this week
Finals results in night comp and photos will be forwarded next week News.
Night tennis finals
Both the Monday and Wednesday night competitions finals are scheduled this week with result details to follow in next weeks Grazier.
Last weeks Monday nights womens/mixed round was cancelled due to the weather. With a good entry of 25 teams competing there will be 5 grades finals played, with the points ladders shown on the web.
In the Wednesday night mens/mixed competition there will be two grade finals played between the top 4 teams on the ladder.
Probably for the first time the Hay High School did not supply a boys team to contest the prestigious Stan Jones Trophy( boys high school tennis competition) an event old timers say they think has been running for 60 years or longer.
A number of Hay players were either injured or participating in other sports or unavailable or like previous years unaware the event was on. Disappointing to the Barham club and School organisers in their effort and time in getting the magnificent grass courts prepared. And a huge disappointment to the Hay Tennis Club who provides a good workable court hire system and cost for use of its facilities for school sport and offers assistance and coaching for the High School teams.
The High School girls however did play at Barham for the Floris Conway Cup – however were eliminated in their first match against a brilliant Finley High School . Larissa Sorenson at number 3 had a tough loss to well known Mia Cameron who has competed in Hay tourneys. Hays Riverina rep Sophie Curtis in the number one spot lost her singles and so too Indyanna Wilson losing in the number 2 spot. Sila Vula at number 4 narrowly lost 6/5 in her singles a great effort – really hard with limited grass court experience with two never playing on grass. The girls also lost their doubles.
At local junior tennis on Sunday a total of 26 players participated in the two- time groups . There will be now no tennis for the next two weeks with players asked to follow the web timetable.
The AgFlite and Foodworks awards go to Sophie Curtis, Indyanna Wilson Larissa Sorenson and Sila Vula for their play at Barham
The Crightons awards go to Max Hutchings, Rachel Taylor and Rhyla Bunyan with their efforts at Sunday tennis
Tennis Competitions to finals
This week will see the last round of play in the night competitions. The following week the finals will be held before the Easter break.
Monday finals will be A grade and B grade and due to the situation of 13 teams competing in the other grade it could be that three finals will be contested in this group.
Wednesdays play with 11 teams as well as singles being held will contest two teams finals. Last weeks play on this night produced some high standard matches across the complex. The improvement in the new players was noticeable. The match of the night was the Wyvern team of Scott and Jack winning 6/3 4/5 against the Lani Houston Consulting team of Lani and Immy Molloy. Earlier Scotty Dixon had a good 4/2 4/2 win against Alex Haidy and Lani had a 4/2 3/4 win against Geoff Chapman. Other results were The Convent beat AgFlite 6/3 5/6 , Crightons Rural beat Slats boys 6/4 6/4 , Slats Fireworks beat Bunyans Plumbing 6/2 6/4 and Bluebush Merino beat Bishops Lodge 6/4 6/3. The points ladders are displayed on the website.
The Griffith Club are keen to hold a tennis day on Sunday 27th June if any Hay players are interested to contact tony.
Sundays match in Deniliquin with a team of 16 Hay players competing was cancelled due to the weather. Deniliquin will hold its annual Easter tourney which includes juniors events .
It will also conduct special juniors tournaments on 17th and 18th April . There are only a handful of junior tourneys scheduled this year with Hay likely to play more team matches.
Sundays local activities will be held this weekend 5 yrs ( school ) to 7yrs- 9.30 am to 10.15 am ,and 10.15 to 11.30am for 8yrs to High School students
It is that time of the year again for the schools knockout competition with no play last year due to Covid. Good luck to the High Schools boys and girls teams who travel to Barham this week to play their annual western riverina cluster matches.
Summer Tennis Competitions nearing completion
Night tennis competitions are well past the halfway mark and continue to produce close results.
Slats Fireworks still are on top of the ladder in the Wednesday Night mens and mixed competition following its good win with an interesting result 6/0 3/6 against Scott Dixons Wyvern team. Earlier Scott had a win over undefeated singles leader Immy Molloy. Alex Haidy also had a good singles win. Well done to the new players for the night in Chris McClelland, Dan Jamieson Marcus Dhu and George from Wyvern.
In the Monday night womens and mixed competition two very close matches with near identical scores were won by Ellie Jamieson and Bronny Hicks for the HPS 5/6 6/4 against the Woodpark Poll team of Caz Barnett and Julie Lawrence as well as the other A grade match with the HWMHS team of Jan Zambon and Lou Gardam 6/4 5/6 against the Hay Services and Fitness team. A 6/1 1/6 draw resulted in B grade between Hay Newsagency and Auscott.
The Griffith Club are keen to hold a tennis day on Sunday 27th june if any Hay players are interested.
There will be no Sunday Morning junior activities this weekend Sunday 14th as a junior Hay contingent of 20 players will travel to play green ball sets against Deniliquin and Griffith teams to be held in Deniliquin.
Last Sunday there was a good roll up and thanks to the experience of Warren Hunt running and participating in a three quarters court orange ball competition. Well done to this group a number playing this type of tennis for the first time – these players being Noah Witherby, Mason Pearce, Sam Partel, Ryan Clark, Ashton Green and Archie Auldist.
Many thanks to Immy Molloy for all her coaching and we wish her all the best returning to University. Immy will continue to coach in holiday periods.
Hay Tennis Juniors play Deniliquin and Griffith
A three way match amongst Hay Deniliquin and Griffith is scheduled to be played at Deniliquin on Sunday 21st March.
The team will be finalised at Sunday morning activities this coming weekend. At this stage it is envisaged green ball standard with a possibility of orange three quarter court for some players with the Hay team comprising up to 12 to 16 players in total. Last week an early 9.30am session start began for the 5 yrs to 7 yrs group. This was followed by the normal group 8yrs to high schoolers at 10.15am.
Night competition teams numbers for both Monday and Wed competitions continue to increase so players need to check the updated draw on the web.
The A grade women’s on Monday night is so close on the points table that any one of the six competing teams is worthy of the premiership. In B Grade the Wooloondool team of Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves remain unbeaten following their 6/1 5/6 win against the Hay Newsagency team of Kirsten and Max Hutchings. In B Res /C grade the Les,s Small Engines team of Charli Giddins and Tania Stephenson has gone to outright leader following its 6/4 4/4 win against AgFlite headed by Amanda Kelton.
The men’s saw competition leaders Slats Fireworks have a 6/3 3/6 draw against Jock Crighton’s Rural team. While the Blubush Merino team of Geoff Chapman and Ian Lilburne had a brilliant 6/3 5/5 win over the Lani Houston Cosultant team. In the singles competition Immy Molloy has gone to outright leader but she will be tested this week opposing former club champion Scott Dixon.
The AgFlite award goes to Simon Bunyan stepping back onto the tennis court since his junior days to assist at Sunday junior’s activities. The Crighton’s Rural award to Max Hutchings for his Sunday play and the Foodworks award to Ben Taylor for his play at our new youngsters session on Sunday
Sunday Tennis Juniors in Full Swing
A good participation number played Sunday morning activities well managed by the coaches. Competition doubles winners were Dan Jamieson and Dillon Green as well as Kodi Scott and Tilly weeks. This coming Sunday Mar 7th will see the start of the younger age group 5 yrs to 7yrs commencing with their times from 9.30 am to 10.15 am The normal group 8 yrs to High schoolers continues at 10.15 to 11.30
Congratulations to Hay Public School student Hilton Hargreaves in being selected in the Riverina team comprising 4 boys and 4 girls. Hilton was selected in this team last year but the competition was cancelled due to Covid.
The night competitions round two were completed with an additional three extra teams joining Monday night. The closest match of the night was in A grade with the Elders team of Kate and Sophie Stephens winning 5/6 6/4 against the HWMHS team of Jan Zambon partnering Tracy Newnham who was playing her first Hay competition game with good form. The other closest match was in B Res/ C grade which saw Bidgee Bobcat and Demo (Sila Vula and Indyanna Wilson) winning 6/2 4/6 against the Japps team of Lyla Quinn and Karen Martin
Two very close 6/5 6/4 identical score wins were recorded by Woolooondool and Lugsdin Toyota over Hay Jewellers and Riv Grazier.
The Wednesday night saw some turnabout results this time with AgFlite and Te Aro beating round one winners Bluebush Merino and Bunyans Plumbing . The match of the night saw the lani Houston Consulting team ( Lani Houston and Immy Molloy) win 6/5 6/3 against the Crightons Rural Engineering team of Jock Crighton and Andrew Davies
Information is now available for the Deniliquin Easter tourney which comprises a fantastic atmosphere catering for all ages and grades with separate events held on separate days.
The Agflyte award with good shots on Sunday at group 2 were Rachel Taylor and Noah Witherby
The Crightons Rural award group1 and 3 went to Hannah Jamieson and Ryla Bunyan
The Foodworks award to Hilton Hargreaves –Riverina team
Both Monday and Wednesday Night Tennis competitions as well as Sunday Morning junior activities all started last week.
The Monday womens and mixed doubles has attracted 22 teams over 4 grades with the closest match in B grade with a drawn result 6/3 3/6 between Hay Newsagency( Kirsten and Max Hutchings) and Hay Jewellers (Cherokee and Jaylen Dixon). The closest A grade match was the split sets win by HPS(Elle Jamieson and Bronny Hicks ) 6/2 3/6 against Elders. The best of the combined B Res and C grade matches were the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team Indyanna Wilson and Sila Vula win against Hydes Plumbing as well as the IGA first time appearance Jagger Shields with nan Sharon Bunyan win 6/3 5/5 against the Japps team of Lyla Quinn and Karen Martin. ( Note for Grazier – a couple of photos to come-- if space and quality ok )
The Wednesday mens and mixed has an entry of 9 teams in a combined A and B Grade as well as 3 at the moment competing singles. Ian Lilburne made a fine debut to competition when his Bluebush Merino team with Geoff Chapman won their grudge match against Te Aro 6/3 6/2. Jock Crighton made a welcome return for Crightons Rural when he and Andrew Davies had a good win against Bishops Lodge Motor Inn. Other winners were Bunyans Plumbing coming from behind for a 5/6 6/2 win and Slats Fireworks a top 6/3 6/5 win.
A very hot Sunday morning kept numbers down for our first day but it was a good atmosphere and well organised activities. Drinks were certainly enjoyed at our finish time.
The AgFlite award goes to Tilly Weeks, Kodi Scott and Dallas Giddins – Sundays winners
The Foodworks award to Samarth Patel – progressed to orange ball competition
The Crightons Rural award goes to Riley Cooke, Ryan Clark, Grant Dwyer and Jye Scott- non competition players big improvement
Night Tennis Competitions underway
The Monday and Wednesday night competitions commence this week. As at the weekend the Monday night womens competition which includes some mixed pairs had a good entry of 21 teams in 4 grades. Further details including the draw is available on the club’s website.
The long awaited junior club activities recommences this coming Sunday Feb 21st at the new time of 10.15 and finishing time 11.30. A junior competition will also commence for players up to high school year 8 students to include a singles and doubles match in two grades. For those not strong enough for competition play junior activities and coaching will continue with players age 8 yrs and over (7 yrs allowed for those players already participating at 2020 Sunday morning tennis.) A special group 5 yrs to 7 yrs will soon be organised with further details to follow.
Hay hopes to be involved in a threeway match with Deniliquin and Griffith – the first to be played in Deniliquin in March with selections guided by the Sunday competition.
Vic Country Week
Sadly the weeklong event scheduled to be held this week in Swan Hill was cancelled. Anthony Slattery had organised a mens team to represent Hay.
The Foodworks Crightons and Agflite awards this week go to St Marys pupils Tilly Weeks and Jaylen Dixon who gained selection at the Diocesan Trials in Dubbo and competed in the Polding championships in Newcastle.
And also goes to the Hay public School pupils Dan And Hannah Jamieson, Archie Houston and Hilton Hargreaves who gained selection at the Sth West Riverina trials in Deniliquin to compete for the Riverina team in Griffith next week.
Tennis Starts from Monday
Night tennis competitions commence for the combined womens and mixed doubles on Monday nights from Feb 15 (entries close this week ) and for the combined mens and mixed doubles on Wednesday nights from Feb 17 (entries close next week). Another singles competition will also be held Wednesday nights.
Players can enter as a team of two or more players or individually either online or contacting Tony or Warren. The Monday night will probably be 4 grades and the Wednesday night 3 grades. Competitions will run for approximately 6 weeks. Further information can be found on the Hay Tennis Club website.
Junior Sunday morning activities will commence on 21st feb and will include a junior competition in various grades as well as fun activities and coaching for the younger ones. Sunday times are a little different with further details to follow.
The Foodworks, Crightons Rural and Agflite awards go to the coaches involved in the successful running of three camps over the holidays –these being Stu Callaghan, Immy Molloy, Alex Haidy, Kenny Hargreaves, Lani Houston and Delilah Crighton
Night tennis competitions
Players are reminded that entries are currently being taken for the forthcoming Monday and Wednesday night tennis competitions with full details to be advised in next week’s Grazier
Meanwhile the Victorian Country week will hold its annual carnival shortly with limited numbers with Hay again entering a men’s team. Further details will follow Sent from my iPhone
Tennis Activities Planned
Night Tennis Competitions are set to commence from Monday 15th Feb with entries now being taken. Monday again will entail women’s or mixed pairs with Wednesday play being men’s or mixed pairs in various grades. Players can enter individually or with a partner. The singles competition for both men and women will also again be held on Wednesday nights.
Junior Sunday morning activities will recommence on 21st Feb
In the mean time the third school holiday camp is being conducted this week again reaching maximum numbers. Congratulations to Stuart and the other coaches for the success of these activities.
Tennis Camps Success
The first Tennis Camp held last week proved very successful with camp number two being held this week. Both camps were booked out with maximum numbers accepted.
Camp number three to be held Jan 26 27 28 has still a few vacancies with enquiries to Stuart. Well done to all those involved.
The regular Sunday morning junior fun activities will recommence in February with full details on the web.
There are still 2021 calendars available which can be collected from the Clubhouse or at the business advertisers.
Tennis finals completed
A further three grades Monday night competition finals were completed last week with details as follows –
A Res grade Hay Public School (Bronny Hicks and Elle Jamieson) beat Japps Pharmacy (Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon) 6/4 6/3
B grade St Marys (Cherokee Dixon and Felicity Kew) beat Hay Services & Fitness (Tania and Matilda Nisbet) 6/1 6/4
C grade Les,s Mobile Repairs (Tania Stephenson and Alex Giddins) defeated Bidgee Bobcat (Indyanna Wilson and Sila Vula ) 6/1 4/6
The B Res final between The Riverine Grazier and IGA will be played in the new year
The first two school holiday camps are booked out with Stuart now accepting names for camp three to be held on 26,27,28 Jan
The 2021 Tennis Club Community Calendar is now available and can be collected from the calendars business advertisers or at the clubhouse. A great effort to those involved.
The weekly Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons Rural Awards go to Tracy Newnham, Sam Davies and the Riverine Grazier for compiling and printing the 2021 calendar. The award also goes to Wendy Heerey for starting and keeping the calendar going for 45 years.
Womens Tennis Finals Delay
The miserable weather last week for the Monday Night tennis finals caused a postponement to be played this week with match results and details to follow. One match however has since been played – the A grade match going down to the wire.
Gravina (Immy Molloy and Teresa Mirabelli ) beat Lani Houston Consulting (Lani Houston and Sophie Curtis)- the score being 3/6 6/2 and tiebreaker decider 7/5 ( photo to follow to Grazier)
Three junior tennis camps will be held over the school holidays organised by Stuart Callaghan. Information will be advised on the website shortly with the first one being held on Jan 5,6,7 from 9am to 11am each day
Organised tennis activities finished for year
The Wednesday night tennis competition was finalised last week while the Monday night with five grade finals is scheduled this week.
The last round of play was held on Wednesday and following results winners were determined by their ladder points with champions as follows A grade Pynors Accountants- Jensen and Kenny Hargreaves, and Alex Haidy. A Res grade Hay Newsagency-Paula Comb and Peter Davies. B grade The Convent- Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves. The singles winner was Immy Molloy.
Monday nights finals report will be advised week next with full details of all competitions listed on the clubs web.
The last of the Sunday morning junior fun activities was held on the weekend with those attending receiving their well earned treat. Many thanks to the players and coaches supporting this vital program in preparing the juniors to eventually move through the ranks to competition play.
A coaching camp will be held in the holidays with more details to follow.
A good AGM meeting was held on Sunday morning following junior tennis and congratulations goes to Warren Hunt in accepting the Presidents role again for the next 12 months after leading the Club through a difficult and eventful year.
The weekly AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons Rural Awards this week go to our Sunday morning coaches Stuart Callaghan, Kenny Hargreaves, Lani Houston and Immy Molloy as well as President Warren Hunt
Tennis competitions to Finals
A big programme of matches with no byes this week will bring the night competitions to finals. Some top matches were played in both Monday and Wednesday nights.
The pick of the Monday A/B grade was the drawn match between WoodPark Poll comprising Zac Molloy home in town for the weekend and coming to the rescue as a sub to partner Julie Lawrence 6/4 4/6 against the Elders team of Eleanor Miller and Sophie Stephens. Other wins in this grade went to Hay Newsagency, Gravina, HPS, Lani Houston Consulting and Japps Pharmacy.
In the B Res /C Grade the Hay Services and Fitness team of Tania and Matilda Nisbet had the closest win 6/4 5/6 against the Riverine Grazier team of Margie McCleland and Tertia Butcher with other wins going to Hydes Plumbing, St. Marys, IGA and Bidgee Bobcat and Demo. Following results this week the top 4 teams in each grade will contest 4 finals next week.
Seven high quality matches were completed on Wednesday night. Mark O’Brien won a 4/2 3/4 4/2 singles against Geoff Chapman. Mark then partnered Immy Molloy for Hay Shire to have a 5/6 6/4 win over the undefeated Pynors. The Slats Fireworks team of Peter Head and Anthony Slattery had a tough 6/3 5/6 win over 92 Computing. Tom Porter and Geoff Chapman for Amaroo had a good battle 6/3 6/3 win against Meggs Grain while the Hay Newsagency team of Paula Comb and Peter Davies continued the close match trend with a 6/2 3/6 win over Hay Pizza Bar. In the B Grade section Les’s Mobile Repairs had a 6/2 6/4 win against Hay Jewellers while the Hay Services and Fitness with Liam Woods the big improver winning against The Convent.
A good number attended Sunday morning with three coaches organised. Marco Tumolero continues good mature play. This coming Sunday will be the last for 2020.
The Club is still operating under Covid conditions in accordance with Tennis NSW regulations and guidelines and this will continue until otherwise advised.
The AGM will be held Sunday at 1115 following junior tennis
Good Quality Tennis Competition Matches
Eleven matches were completed at Monday Night Tennis with some good tennis. The closest match of the night was in the A and B grade group with the High School team of Jan Zambon and Lou Gardam having a very close win against the Elders team of Eleanor Miller and Sophie Stephens the score 5/6 6/4. The other close result in this grade saw the Murphys Clothing team of Kate Murphy and Ellen Zambon win 6/2 4/6 against WoodPark Poll comprising Julie Lawrence and Caz Barnett. Well done to the substitutes Harriet Lugsdin and Katie Arandt in the Bishops Lodge Motor Inn win against Meggs Grain Handlers. Other winners were Hay Newsagency, Lani Houston Consulting and Hay Public School.
The closest match in the B Res C grade group was the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team of Indyanna Wilson and Sila Vula having a 6/4 4/2 victory over The Hay Services and Fitness team comprising Alex Hussain and Megan Caspar both playing their first tennis with honors. The Hydes Plumbing team of Marco Tumolero and Jack Hutchings came from behind to beat Hay Jewellers Tiff Marsden and Therese Murphy 5/6 6/0. Other winners were Riverine Grazier, St Marys and Lugsdin Toyota
The mens round was of a high quality with a brilliant match won by Kenny and Jensen Hargreaves Pynors Accountants team 6/5 3/3 against Slats Fireworks. The Meggs Grain team of Dean Aylett and Daniel Stewart got their revenge and beat The Hay Newsagency team this round 4/6 6/3. Amaroo were too good for Hay Pizza bar and Hay Shire had a 4/6 6/2 win over 92 Computing.
Immy Molloy and Geoff Chapman had a 4/2 2/4 drawn singles.
Only 8 registrations had been received for Sunday fun activities and with the weekend heat – the session was cancelled, with hopefully better weather this weekend. Registrations are to be made by Saturday morning to enable a program and coaches required to be worked out.
Tennis Grant Success for New Court
The Tennis Club has received a grant for an additional tennis court, converting the unused lit clay court to synthetic grass. This will bring to total 8 courts playable a better number now in conducting tournaments as well as local night competitions. It will be separately enclosed, ideal for coaching.
The Grant is part of the NSW Stronger Country Community Fund. Many thanks goes to Lani Houston in her time and efforts on grant applications.
Ten good matches some to the maximum time limit were completed across the four grades at last weeks play. Three standout matches were played in the combined A and B grade with the HPS team of Bronny Hicks and Elle Jamieson beating Elders 5/6 6/4 and a near identical score saw Wooloondool Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves beat Bishops Lodge Motel. The other match was the Japps Pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon beating the HWMHS team 6/4 4/5
The closest matches in the combined B Res and C grade was the IGA team of Sarah Bunyan and Mollie Bolitho winning 6/5 6/3 against the Riverine Grazier as well as the St. Marys team of Felicity Kew and Cherokee Dixon win 6/2 6/5 against the Bidgee Bobcat team
Wednesday night competition was cancelled due to the miserable weather.
Well done to Prince Patel, Emma Curtis, Tilly Weeks and Jaylen Dixon who represented St. Marys at the Diocesan trials held in Dubbo last week. Congratulations to Tilly and Jaylen being selected with the tournament to be held in early 2021. These four players get this weeks AgFlite, foodworks and Crightons Eng weekly awards
Sunday morning local activities were cancelled due to only 9 players available and the predicted unpleasant weather. Sunday morning activities will continue up to Dec 6th and on this day the AGM will follow
Tennis Major Fundraiser
The Tennis Clubs Community Calendar has now become its major fundraiser in recent years with the Annual Open Tournament not being held again this year.
Arrangements for the 2021 Calendar sees the birthday entries close this week Friday 13th November. Thanks to all the ongoing and new Advertisers who are supporting the calendar which has been in production for 45 years originally started by former committee member Phil Simpson and maintained and kept going by the enthusiasm and hard work of Wendy Heerey.
Once produced the calendars are free to be picked up at any of the advertisers available before Christmas.
The fundraiser has assisted in keeping tennis fees to a minimum for a number of years now and hopefully this can continue. Last minute birthday entries can go to Tracy Newnham or Sam Davies.
The warmer weather finally came for Monday night competition play for the 11 matches scheduled with a number receiving byes.
Winners in the A and B grade group were Bishops Lodge Motel, Wooloondool, Hay Newsagency, Gravina. Woodpark Poll and Hay War Memorial High School
B Res and C grade wins went to St. Marys, Hay Serv and Fitness, Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, and Les s Small Engine Repairs.
The closest match of the night was the Elders team of Sophie Stephens and Elanor Miller defeating the Japps team 3/6 6/1
Only three Wednesday matches (1 singles and 2 doubles were contested) on the state of origin night. Mark O”Brien had a narrow victory over Geoff Chapman 4/2 3/4 . The doubles team of 92 Computing comprising Steve Longworth and Tommy Lugsdin won 6/2 6/2 against Amaroo while the Hargreaves brothers Pynors team were too strong for Hay Shire.
Well done to the all girls year 5 group Genevieve Williamson, Tilly Weeks, Matilda Nisbet and Charli Giddins who played some great points at Sunday morning fun activities. Good luck to Tilly heading to Dubbo soon for the Diocese team selections to play in 2021
The Foodworks award goes to Sue Hanna for her out of retirement great volleys in last weeks tough A grade match
The AgFlyte award goes to Tiem Wilson returning to play after her bad leg injury last year.
The Crightons Rural Award go to Mr and Mrs Fenton (Mischelle Schiller mum and dad) who have now returned to Hay and were wonderfully spectating and enjoying last Mondays competition play.
Good play in Wednesday Tennis
Whilst the Monday night womens/ mixed was cancelled due to the wintery wet weather the Wednesday mens/ mixed / singles provided plenty of good points across all grades.
Hay Newsagency continue their good run with a 6/2 5/6 win over the weekly special team of Jan Zambon and Bede Schiller. The Pynors Accountants team has moved to top of the ladder with its strong win over Zanda Haidy Hay Pizza Shop team. Les,s Mobile Repairs team with Tony Callaghan making a successful return had a 6/3 6/3 win against Meggs Grain. The Hay Services and Fitness team of Liam Davies and Matt Blanchonette also made a good return to the courts with a 6/4 6/2 win against Hay Jewellers while the match of the night saw Slats Fireworks come from behind to win 4/6 6/2 against the Hay Shire combination of mark O”Brien and Immy Molloy.
A good registration of 15 juniors with three coaches participated at Sunday fun activities. Matilda Nisbet and Charli Giddins played a good singles and doubles match. Dillon Green won some fun activities while in the younger group Ryan Clark, Grant Dwyer and Cameron Clark made some nice enthusiastic shots.
This week Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlyte awards go to Ollie and Abbey Liddington who were missed at Sunday juniors activities following their move from Hay and wishing them all the best at their new town.
Good start to Tennis Competitions
A total of 16 matches were played in good spirit and conditions on the opening round of the Monday and Wednesday night tennis competitions. Play is scheduled between 50 to 80 mins with only one match halted at the 80 min mark.
The Monday competition entails 13 teams in a combined A and B grade with another 13 teams in a combined B Reserve and C grade
The closest match was the Hydes Plumbing team of Marco Tumolero and Jack Hutchings winning 6/3 5/6 against the Mystery team. The next closest was the Riverine Grazier of Margie McClelland and Tertia Butcher winning coming from behind 4/6 6/1 against the Hay Jewellers. Another good clash was the Hay Services and Fitness team of Matilda and Tania Nisbet winning 6/3 6/4 against Foodworks. Sarah Bunyan and Mollie McLean for IGA and back on the courts since their junior days had a 6/5 6/2 debut great win against Lugsdin Toyota.
In the top grade the HPS team of Bronny Hicks and Elle Jamieson had the closest win 6/3 6/4 against last season’s runner up Murphys Clothing. Other winners in both grades went to Bishops Lodge Motor INN, WoodPark Poll, Wooloondool, Japps, and L. Houston Consulting.
The Wednesday night competition comprises a combined mens and mixed competition as well as a separate singles comp. The singles match saw Immy Molloy beat Mark O’Brien in a top match 2/4 4/1. These two players then combined for Hay Shire to beat the defending champions Amaroo 6/0 5/6. Jensen Hargreaves made a welcome return to the courts for Pynors when he and Kenny toppled Slats Fireworks 6/5 4/3 . The Convent team of Hilton and Jacqui Hargreaves had a good 6/5 6/2 win over hay Jewellers while the Hay Newsagency team of Peter Davies and Paula Comb also had a good 6/3 6/5 win against Meggs Grains.
Juniors was called off on Sunday Morning due to the weather with registrations now being taken for this coming Sunday
Sarah Bunyan and Mollie McLean having their first game for many many years and had a win both share the AgFlyte, Crightons and Foodworks awards.
Good Entry for Monday Night Tennis
The combined womens and mixed doubles Monday night tennis competition commencing this week has attracted 25 teams to date. The Wednesday night mens and mixed as well as singles had 6 team entries as at the weekend. Matches will run from 50 mins to 80 mins max and first to 6 game sets will continue with play still being monitored under covid conditions with the kiosk now operating. The full details are available on the tennis website.
Junior fun activities resumed on Sunday at the new starting time of 10am. A good number of near capacity participants were well supported by 5 coaches. Registrations are needed each week in advance up to the day before. Ollie Liddington and Marco Tumolero went well with Ashton Green having a good singles win. Tilly Weeks, Abbey Liddington and Matilda Nisbet are ready to collect their weekly prize following their team results.
The AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons award this week goes to Andrew and Tom Davies who are currently spending many hours of their time doing court fencing adjustments a big help for the coaches in retrieving tennis balls at the back of the courts.
New Tennis competitions
Entries for the new night competitions for Monday and Wednesday are now being taken. Monday night is generally women but in recent competitions has included a few male contestants.
Wednesday night is a combined men’s and mixed doubles as well as singles – players on this night can enter and play both the doubles and singles sections if they wish.
The web will be updated this week to advise the full details as well as Covid conditions in accordance with Tennis NSW.
Congratulations to Jacqui Hargreaves in now holding a position on the new-look South West Tennis committee as a parent representative who attended her first zoom meeting on the weekend. The previous paid and partly paid positions are no longer operating or have been transferred to Sydney due to the current available funds. Only one sanctioned Tournament has been held in the area with no reports received and all other tournaments abandoned due to the covid condition’s imposed. Hays tournament director advised that the restrictions made it hard to run a Hay Tourney this year and this included even a gala day.
Disposal of Green Shed and Equipment
The Tennis club is in the process of advertising for the sale and disposal of its clay court equipment, shed etc -See full advertisement details in this weeks Grazier
Community Tennis Calendar
Plans are in the process for the 2021 Tennis Calendar with birthday entries now being taken at the Tennis Club, Riverine Grazier, Centrespot Flowers or the Hay Tourist Centre.
Sunday morning junior fun activities resumes this coming Sunday 18th October at the new starting time of 10am. Registrations must be received by Saturday morning so the amount of coaches can be organised.
The AgFlite. Foodworks and Crightons Rural Awards this week all go to Wendy Heerey who has kept the Community Tennis Calendar going for 45 years. She has spent hours each year contacting prospective advertisers and had a good relationship with The Printed Post which has now closed down.
Tennis Finals Results
Three women’s tennis doubles were contested by the top six teams on the points ladder following a four week random draw Monday night competition.
The top division graded teams saw Gravina ( Immy molloy and Teresa Mirabelli ) beat Murphys Clothing 6/2 6/1 . The next division final was The Japps pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon won 6/3 6/3 against Woodpark Poll with the other division being Bishops Lodge Motor Inn ( Cherokee Dixon and Tilly Weeks ) winning 6/2 6/2 against the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team.
tennis doubles were contested by the top six teams on the points ladder following a four week random draw Monday night competition.
The top division graded teams saw Gravina ( Immy molloy and Teresa Mirabelli ) beat Murphys Clothing 6/2 6/1 . The next division final was The Japps pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon won 6/3 6/3 against Woodpark Poll with the other division being Bishops Lodge Motor Inn ( Cherokee Dixon and Tilly Weeks ) winning 6/2 6/2 against the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team.
Tennis Break for holidays
Night Competitions for both Monday and Wednesday sections, Juniors, Sunday morning activities as well as Stuart Callaghan private coaching will break for the school holidays.
Court hire as well as Immy Molloy and Kenny Hargreaves private coaching will continue.
It was top of the ladder points Amaroo (Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter) who were declared the Wednesday night competition winners after the short 4 week competition. (photo to grazier to follow) The team beat the Hay Newsagency in a rain interrupted last round night 6/5 6/3 to finish 3 points ahead of Wooloondool. The Meggs Grain team of Dean Aylett and Daniel Stewart after taking the first set 6/0 to set up an unbeatable lead but with fresh balls and a change of court then lost the second 2/6 to the Eli Elwah in a good contest. The Pynors team of Kenny and Hilton Hargreaves finished the comp on a strong note with a 6/1 6/0 0/2 win against the Lani Houston consulting team. Another top match was the Hay Shire close 6/2 6/5 win against the Slats Fireworks combination of Trish and Shayne McGufficke.
Singles competition winners were Amelia Maynard (good win against Mark O’Brien ) as well as Ollie Liddington.
The top six teams on the ladder in the 15 teams competing on Monday nights will contest three finals this week. Emma Johnson made a fine tennis debut for Auscott winning her first set before going down to the Foodworks team of Anna Lilburne and Sue Parslow 3/6 6/2. Hay Jewellers mother and daughter Anne McNally and Therese Murphy combined well with a 6/3 6/3 win against Bidgee Bobcat and Demo. The Hay services and Fitness team of Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves had a close 6/2 6/5 win against Hydes Plumbing. Other wins went to Wooloondool, Gravina, Woodpark Poll and Japps Pharmacy with the full points on the website.
One singles was completed on the night won by Jack Hutchings.
The last session of Sunday morning activities was held on Sunday prior to the break. Noah Witherby continues to improve with Abbey Liddington putting in a good effort.
Tennis Competition to final
The Monday night short competition involving 15 teams in a weekly random draw will host three finals for the top six teams on the ladder. This will be held on the 28th Sept being the first Monday of the school holidays with only the three matches scheduled. Entries for a new competition to commence after the holidays are now being taken. Last week seven good matches were played with the Japps Pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon having a 6/2 2/6 draw against the Hydes Plumbing team.
The continual improvement paid off for the Hay Jewellers team of Tiff Marsden and Therese Murphy having their first win 6/5 6/3 against Foodworks. Well done to the Bishops Lodge Motor Inn team of Cherokee Dixon and Tilly Weeks for their close win against Lugsdin Toyota. The Gravina team of Teresa Mirabelli and Immy Molloy came from behind to beat the Wooloondool girls 4/6 5/0 .
Other good wins went to Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, Murphys Clothing (who has now bounced back to top of ladder) and Elders.
It was a good atmosphere at Wednesday night tennis when all the courts were being utilised from 4.30 pm onwards with coaching, social play, the singles competition as well as the doubles.
Singles winners were Indyanna Wilson and Immy Molloy.
The doubles match of the night comprising the brilliant long and tactical rallies to match the US Open, was the Hay Newsagency team of Paula Comb and Peter Davies 6/5 2/4 result against the mystery team this week comprising top play from Jan Zambon. The Lani Houston Consulting team of Alex Haidy and Sophie Curtis again had another draw the score 6/4 4/6 against the Eli Elwah team of Bede Schiller and Ralph Robson. The Amaroo team of Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter continue to head the ladder following its 6/2 4/6 win against the Les,s Mobile Repairs with Pacey Marks again playing well.
The Meggs Grain team of Dean Aylett and Daniel Stewart opened their winning account with a 6/1 2/6 win against Pynors while Wooloondool had a tough 6/3 6/5 win over Hay Shire. The centre court stage saw the Slats Fireworks team of Anthony Slattery and Shane McGufficke having a narrow win against 92 Computing 6/2 4/5
Two new players were welcomed to Sunday morning activities with a good allocated number participating with four coaches organised under covid conditions. Another session will be held this week again at 11am with advance registrations required.
The AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons awards go to Peter Davies and Paula Comb for their well-earned marathon result last Wednesday.
Extra tennis teams
Night tennis competitions have increased teams now with 15 womens and 12 mens teams competing. Matches will be from 50 mins to 75 mins duration.
Last weeks reports are as follows- for Monday womens matches the Japps Pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon have gone to equal co leaders on the ladder following its 6/2 3/6 win against the Lugsdin Toyota team. The other co leader is the Hydes Plumbing team of Kirsten and Max Hutchings who had a 6/2 5/6 win over Woodpark Poll. Another good match was the Gravina team of Immy Molloy and Sophie Curtis coming from behind to beat the strong Murphys Clothing team 4/6 6/0
Other winners were IGA, Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, Elders and Auscott.
Teams doubles as well as the start of the singles were played on Wednesday. In singles Mark O’Brien had a 4/1 3/4 0/2 narrow edge over Immy Molloy. These two players then combined for the Hay Shire to beat 92 Computing 6/1 4/6. The match of the night saw the Wooloondool team of Nick and Herbie Maynard team beat Slats Fireworks 6/3 6/4 . the Amaroo team of Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter remain on top of the ladder with a 6/3 6/5 win against Meggs Grain. The Lani Houston Consulting team of Alex Haidy and Sophie Curtis had a top 6/3 3/6 draw against the Mystery team while the out of retirement Les’s Mobile Repairs team combination of Tony Callaghan and Pacey Marks had many long rallies win 6/2 6/2 against Hay Newsagency. The Eli Elwah team of Bede Schiller and Ralph Robson broke through with a 6/5 6/3 win against the Pynors Accountants.
Some nice tennis in good weather was conducted on Sunday with the 11am start time continuing next week.
The AgFlite Foodworks and Crightons awards go to Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon for their good victory against the master Warren Hunt in last Mondays play
Good start to tennis competitions
Eleven matches were held on Monday and Wednesday nights for the start of the Spring womens and mens competitions
Mondays closest match was the Woodpark Poll team of Lisa and Emily Headon winning 6/5 6/4 against the IGA team of Kirsten and Jack Hutchings. Another top match saw Murphys Clothing of Kate Murphy and Ellen Zambon beating the top Elders team of Bronny Hicks and Elle Jamieson 6/5 6/2 . Other wins went to Bishops Lodge Motor Inn, Hydes Plumbing , Japps pharmacy and Hay Service and Fitness.
Three good matches were contested for the teams doubles (no singles were played) to start the mens competition. Slats Fireworks the favourites had some good rallies in their win against the Pynors Accoutants team of Kenny Hargreaves partnering younger brother Hilton who has replaced the injured Jensen- the score 6/3 6/1. The grudge match saw the Amaroo team of Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter win 6/2 5/4 against the Eli Elwah team of Ralph Robson and Bede Schiller. The other match was 92Computing comprising Steve Longworth and Lani Houston winning 6/3 6/4 against the Meggs Grain fit and fast team of Danny Stewart and Dean Aylett
Sunday morning fun activities will resume this weekend to start at 11am with any new registrations required by Saturday to organise the number of coaches required.
Emily and Lisa Headon as well as Kirsten and Jack Hutchings get this weeks Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlite awards for their top doubles match
New Spring Tennis Competitions
New Spring competitions to run for four weeks commences this week for Monday Womens and Wednesday mens doubles with all matches scheduled to run for 50 mins up to 75 mins maximum.
Singles may also run on Wednesday if there is sufficient interest. The full details including teams are listed on the web.
As at Sunday, 13 womens teams and 9 mens had entered.
Meanwhile major works have been held at the club in preparation hopefully to lay a synthetic grass court over clay court number 5 bringing the total courts playable to eight and all lit.
Another good number under Covid Conditions enjoyed the Sunday morning junior activities with Ashton Green playing some nice shots. The juniors winners were Erika Guan, and Sally Dwyer. This Sunday 6th Sept will be a rest day and then play will be held on the following three Sundays up to the school holidays. At this stage the start time will remain at 11am
Bede Schiller again scores the Foodworks, Agflite and crightons Rural awards for his hard work and leadership in the current works at the club.
Tennis Club Clean Up Day
The Tennis club held a major clean up on the weekend with a view of discarding all the claycourt equipment and prepare for a further synthetic court. The green shed , clay court equipment as well as the pump located in the green shed will be offered for tender sale.
The clay courts have been unused now for three years but with a new synthetic court will bring the total number of courts playable to 8 all synthetic grass and all under lights. This number is currently sufficient and affordable to run all Hay tennis activities.
Meanwhile this week will see rest days on Monday and Wednesday night tennis with a Spring competition commencing next week from Monday 31/8 . The competition will revert back to Monday womens doubles and mens Wednesday doubles . Wednesday will also hold a singles comp so players can play both singles and doubles if they wish. Full details are on the web. Last weeks singles was called off due to the bad weather.
Seven doubles matches were completed with an exciting draw in the womens group between the Lugsdin Toyota 4/3 3/4 and Les,s Mobiles repairs with Dylan Ilic going well. Another close one was the 4/2 3/4 win by Anna Lilburne and Sue Parslow for Woodpark Poll against the Hay Jewellers team of Tiff Marsden and Therese Murphy. Other wins went to Murphys Clothing, IGA, Meggs Grain Transport,
The mens winners were Bullants Motors and Bidgee Bobcat and Demo
Another enjoyable morning took place on Sunday at the junior activities with 5 coaches helping and despite a bit of a nuisance wind all players hit some good shots
Bede Schiller gets the Foodworks AgFlite and Crightons Rural awards this week for his top organising of the current works being undertaken at the courts.
Last Round of winter tennis
This week will see the last of our weekly organised singles and doubles matches before we start a Spring competition in various grades for doubles reverting back to our normal Monday and Wednesday mens and womens nights.
Last weeks doubles matches again were close with good quality play with winners being Foodworks, Bidgee Motor Inn, Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, and Crightons Rural while the closest match was the Murphys Clothing Store team of Jan Zambon and Kate Murphy winning 4/2 3/4 against the Les.s Small Business Repairs team of Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves.
In singles matches the closest match was the mark O.Brien win over Lani Houston 4/3 2/4 2/1 with other wins to Geoff Chapman, Anthony Slattery and Marcus Dhu
Junior activities with four coaches involved went well on Sunday with Charli Giddins, Marco Tumolero and Ollie Liddington hitting some nice shots in the older group while Grant and Sally Dwyer did well in the younger group. Weekly registrations under Covid conditions must be made in advance.
The AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons awards this week go to players who have played very little tennis and all had wins at their doubles last week these being Daisy Barnes, Katie Howard and Sila Vula
South Wagga will host a special UTR tournament event on 29th /30th August.
Night Tennis results
Four of the Monday teams doubles matches were closely contested.
In the womens group the Bishops lodge Motor Inn of Cherokee Dixon and Tilly Weeks had a 4/1 2/4 win against the IGA team. The Bidgee Motor Inn team of Kirsten and Jack Hutchings had a come from behind win to beat the Hay Jewellers 3/4 4/1
In the mens the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team of Alex Haidy and Immy Molloy had an exciting draw 4/3 2/3 against Slats fireworks comprising Shane McGufficke and Anthony Slattery while the O’Briens Fertilisers team of Mark O’Brien and Sophie Stephens had a 4/3 2/2 win against AgFlite. Other winners on the night went to Meggs Grain with Ollie Liddington playing well as well as the Murphys Clothing team of Ellen Zambon and Kate Murphy.
Singles winners Wednesday night saw Mark O’Brien having a good win against Daniel Zambon . Kenny Hargreaves giving Slats a lesson and Xavier molloy coming back to narrowly beat lani Houston however it was the great mature match of Hilton Hargreaves and Tilly Weeks with Hilton prevailing.
Junior Sunday morning continues at 11am with limited numbers with registrations required in advance. Private coaching also continues with three coaches currently operating. Coaching information is detailed on the web and those being coached must be members.
The Crightons Rural award goes to Cherokee Dixon who returned to competition tennis still displaying her talents she had in her junior days. The Foodworks award goes to Sophie Stephens who has returned to Hay and played so well substituting in a mens doubles match which she won. The AgFlite award goes to Alex Haidy who played with great maturity having a good drawn result against experienced opposition
Tennis Competition underway
The short duration tennis competitions for both Monday and Wednesday nights commenced this week in cool conditions.
Best of the mens Monday doubles was the Bullant Motors of Bede Schiller and Geoff Chapman beating the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team the score being 3/4 4/3 2/0 while the closest womens result was Les’s Mobile Repairs team of Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves coming from behind 3/4 4/1 to defeat the Crightons Rural team of Katie Arandt and Delilah Crighton. Best of the Wednesday singles opening round was the draw between Xavier Molloy and Daniel Zambon 4/3 2/4.
There are still a few membership renewals outstanding.Thank you to all the green pass memberships this year ( more than last year) with the green pass letter to be issued this week.
A good roll up on Sunday morning activities meant we needed to use the full complex of courts with the maximum 21 students allowed plus coaches necessary under the covid conditions.Players need to register each week by Friday night to monitor the juniors and coaches number.
The Agflite award this week goes to Mark O.Brien for his performances at both Monday and Wednesday competition. The Foodworks award goes to Kirsten Hutchings in her encouragement participating with the juniors at Monday night play while the Crightons Rural award goes to Marco Tumolerlo for his top play and attitude at Sunday juniors.
Junior Tennis success
Sunday morning saw the restart of group junior activities which included games and coaching under the covid conditions. This will continue each week with players needing to register by every Friday, to monitor the numbers allowed and to work out the number of coaches required.
Meanwhile private coaching continues with Stuart, or Immy or Kenny with details on the web.
Night tennis is back on for five weeks with hourly matches and early times to suit for this time of year. Monday doubles and Wednesday singles starts this week and late entries are welcome.
The Griffith tournament as well as all tournaments in the south west have been cancelled for the next month.
The AgFlyte, Foodworks and Crightons Rural Awards go this week to those players who played some nice shots at Sunday morning activities these being the brother and sister Ollie and Abbey Liddington and Katie Black.
Junior Tennis with conditions resumes on Sunday
Sunday morning group activities will resume after a break of four months. Under strict Covid conditions a maximum 12 juniors with 4 coaches/ hitters will play on the front 4 courts. The players group eligible will be for the beginners red ball or orange ball players and need to be at least 7 years old. Green and normal ball players are encouraged to play night competitions. Registrations must be made to Tony in advance to monitor the number allowed. The Sunday session will be from 11am to noon. The kiosk remains closed also the clubhouse is only open for toilet need.
Night tennis competitions for both men and women and juniors of a sufficient standard for Monday doubles and Wednesday singles for all grades commences from Monday 27h July with matches scheduled for the time being at 5pm and 6pm slots for one hour duration –full details will be listed on the web
Griffith will hold its special tourney Sunday 26th July open to all ages and levels.
Memberships for 2020/2021 are due by 31/7 – and thank you to all those who have paid, supporting the Club financially in these difficult times. Those receiving private coaching must renew to continue.
The Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons Rural Awards this week went to Archer and Gisselle Gill who joined in our Thursday School holiday juniors session to play some top points in their matches.
New Night Tennis competitions
New night competitions for Monday doubles and Wednesday singles for both men and women to include junior players of sufficient standard will commence from July 27th with entries now being taken. Due to the current circumstances, matches will be held at 5pm or 6pm for maximum duration of one hour.
The Tennis Club annual financial report is now available at the clubhouse. Tennis NSW has given an exemption of 3 months due to the Covid conditions to pay annual registrations / affiliations to help Clubs financially.
Our Thursday Juniors session was successful with three groups of players each for normal, green and orange ball groups and many thanks to the supervisors who were rotating between groups. The top group contained our Public School Riverina and Wilcania Forbes Diocesan reps. Green ball saw Prince Patel play consistently. Daniel Green and Abbey Liddington played good rallies in the orange ball group. Play will be held again this Thursday 16th 11am to 12.30 pm with all invited to play sets and needing to register for maximum number allowable Dillon Green had a very good singles.
The AgFlite Foodworks and Crightons Rural awards this week go to the outstanding Thursday morning juniors sets play to Lucy Davies, Hilton Hargreaves Tilly Weeks with Immy Molloy.
Wood raffle won by Lou Gardam drawn by Abbie Davies and big thank you to Bede Schiller and wonderful helpers
Tennis competition break of three weeks
After successfully holding a singles competition night for 10 weeks and a doubles night for 6 weeks, the club will have a three week break to start afresh from 26th Jul.
The singles had a total of 28 players participating on Wednesday nights with 20 regulars, with most keen to continue on Wednesday nights. The Monday night doubles attracted 10 womens teams and 5 mens teams. Closest singles matches last week saw Kate Murphy high standard win 4/3 4/2 win against Sophie Curtis and Lani Houston beating Marcus Dhu 4/2 4/3. Best of the doubles matches was the Lugsdin Toyota team of Trish and Dan Jamieson winning 4/3 2/4 4/3 against the Hay Newsagency team of Jan Zambon and Lou Gardam as well as the Foodworks combination of Ellie and Jodie Hicks beating the Murphys Clothing team of Therese Murphy and Tiff Marsden. The Slats Fireworks team had a good win over 92 Computing.
All competition entries men women or juniors are now being taken for Monday doubles and Wednesday singles to be made online or contact Tony. Players who have been participating must re-enter for the new competitions to confirm they still wish to continue- matches will continue at 5pm or 6pm in this cold weather. Details will appear on the web.
A school holiday junior session match play for orange, green and normal balls will be held this coming Thurs and Friday the 9th and 10th July with participants to contact Tony for registration. Under the Covid regulations we can only accept up to 20 players which includes the 4 adult players on the 6 courts available. Session times will be 11am to 12.30 pm
All court hire hitting still has to be monitored.
Our wood raffle will be drawn on Saturday this weekend with the winning ticket person sure to enjoy in this cold weather and many thanks to those involved with the organising.
News Before June 30 2020
News Before June 30 2019