Annual Tennis Singles Play on Fridays
With time running out, the annual singles this year will be held on Friday nights commencing Sept 6th to run for about 4 weeks. This will allow the current enjoyable womens and mens competitions which have good entries to continue a bit longer.
Last week saw the long awaited delayed autumn A grade womens final played and this turned out to be a nail biter in a high standard match won by the Massey Ferguson team of Julie Lawrence and Paula Comb the score being 6/3 5/6 making a tiebreaker necessary resulting in 7 points to 5 against the AgFlite team of Trish McGufficke and Lou Gardam .
Current competition matches were also played with wins to Auscott, Hay Jewellers, Murphys Clothing Co, Japps Pharmacy with the closest match going to Lani Houston Consulting team of Archie and Lani Houston 6/1 5/6 against the Hay Newsagency team of Anna Lilburne and Sue Parslow
Another top round of mens competition matches was held on Wednesday night. There was a draw between the 92Computing team of Steve Longworth and Scott Dixon 3/6 6/3 against the XTra Shot team of Kenny and Jensen Hargreaves. Les,s Mobile Repairs team of Stu Callaghan and Daniel Stewart continue their unbeaten run following their 4/6 6/1 win against Radio 2Hay FM. A very close match resulted in the O’Briens fertilisers team led by Shane McGufficke winning 6/4 5/6 against Slats fireworks. Other wins went to North East Insurance Brokers, Lugsdin Toyota and Anthony Hyde Plumbing.
A pleasant day at Sunday morning activities saw Jonty Woods voted the most improved.
A coaching school will be held in the school holidays with further details to follow
Tennis Competitions underway
A great start was made to the new womens and mens competitions. Many teams received first week byes , with new team entries still being accepted.
In the womens competition the match of the round was the draw 6/3 3/6 between Jan Zambons, Japps Pharmacy team, partnering Anne Mc Nally against The Murphys Clothing team Ellen Zambon with Kate Murphy ( the mother against daughter didnt cause any arguments). Other winners on the night went to Auscott, Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, Slats Fireworks as well as the Lugsdin Toyota team of Stacey and Harriet Lugsdin having a good standard win against IGA comprising Yvonne Mack partnering Yolanda Miller making a welcoming return to the courts . This match a real mother daughter combinations clash with a 6/2 6/3 score.
The mens competition wins were recorded by Eddies Concreting, , Les’s Mobile Repairs and lugsdin Toyota as well as Anthony Hydes Plumbing who had a marathon one and a half hour 6/3 5/6 win against Elders.
Sunday morning activities were called off due to the miserable weather conditions but will continue on the weekend commencing at 9am.
The Foodworks award goes to Alice Laracy called in to play as an emergency at the last minute and played so well in the A grade match. The AgFlite and Crightons awards went to the four players who put in a top performance on Wednesday night –these being Bede Schiller, Tom Porter, Peter Davies and Paula Comb.
Organised local night competitions commence this week following a two month winter break.
All details for both the womens and mens nights are detailed on the clubs website advising team entries and draws. Entries are down but are sure to pick up when the temperature gets better so late entries will still be accepted. At this stage there are 17 womens teams and 12 mens teams.
Sunday morning activities also returned after a lengthy break with only a handful attending but enjoyed both the tennis and sunshine.
Congratulations to those hay juniors who finished in the top 8 on points of their age group following the series of Junior Development tourneys played throughout the Riverina this year. These players will likely contest the finals being held this year again in Wagga on Sunday 11th August . Good luck to those players who have so far received their invitation to participate.
Tennis commences starting on the weekend
Night Tennis competitions commence from Monday night 5th August Womens and 7th August Mens. Players should check the website to see if their entry is listed with entries closing 4th August for the womens and the draw appearing the following day.
Annual memberships are now due with the one month grace period expiring on 31/7/19. The new financial year has brought in a good membership response with non members rates now taking effect.
Junior Sunday morning restarts this coming weekend on Sunday morning 4th August at the new session times of 9am and 10am
Activ Kids vouchers can be used for tennis memberships, weekly fees, or tennis coaching.
All juniors receiving coaching must be club members. Membership forms and payments can be made online or at the clubhouse.
Stuart Callaghan also joins the Sunday morning junior activities.
A number of Hay juniors attended the last Regional Junior Development tourney for the year at West Wyalong on Sunday with Tilly Weeks having a successful day in the 10yrs group and after competing in three previous tourneys has now won her first, a great effort joining a number of other Hay players who have won tourneys this year.
Night tennis Competitions
The delayed Autumn Womens finals in four grades will be played Monday 29th July with all other team entries for the new spring competition receiving byes.
The finals time schedule will be –
5.45pm B Res – IGA ( K.Hutchings & M.Booth) v Elders (T & H. Jamieson)
C Grade- Hydes Plumbing (W.Hunt & E.Curtis) v Hills Corner Store ( R. Johnston & M.Deacon)
7.15pm A Grade HBGC (J.Weeks & J. Lawrence) v AgFlite ( L.Gardam,T. McGufficke, B.Schiller)
B Res - Pynors (K.Hutchings & J.Booth ) v Bidgee Bobcat &Demo (L.Houston & I.Wilson)
The mens competition including the juniors competition will now commence 7th August with details of the competitions on the web.
Stuart Callaghan is back in town and will commence coaching for juniors and adults. Full details of all our coaches are available on our web site.
Tennis Entries now Open
Entries are now being taken for the new womens and mens night tennis teams competitions to commence from the week of 29th July. The four postponed womens finals from the last competition will also be held on this night.
The school holiday coaching clinic will now be held in the Sept /Oct school holidays before The Hay Open Tournament.
Sunday Morning junior tennis sessions will recommence on August 4
Early plans are underway to convert the clay court 5 ( which has lighting) to synthetic surface. Currently this court is not being used due to the work and cost.
Good day-tennis courts usage
Despite no night tennis being held in our winter break, the courts are getting a good workout during the day.
Some days have been very pleasant attracting court hire from both locals and visitors. Some locals are taking advantage of their green pass court hire entitlement this year with many participating thanks to the organisation of Lou Gardam and Beth Schiller and other keen players. These people win the Foodworks, AgFlite and Crighton’s Rural weekly awards.
Our coaches are also getting plenty of business with Lani likely to be running a coaching school in the second week of the school holidays with enquiries to lani.
Visiting player’s the majority just passing through town are impressed with the Hay Tennis Clubs facilities. The main synthetic courts are looking good and special thanks again goes to the Hay Shire for their assistance particularly for the huge financial loan to the Tennis Club to help pay the courts resurfacing. This loan has now recently been repaid and plans are in motion to lay a synthetic court to number 5 clay court to utilise the lighting to this existing clay court.
Jensen Hargreaves and Sophie Curtis selected for Riverina Tennis
The High Schools Riverina region held their selection trials in Wagga last week with year 7 students Jensen Hargreaves and Sophie Curtis both being selected for the boys and girls team’s . The other Hay student to attend the trials was Ind yanna Wilson who has been named as a substitute for the girl’s team. This is a great effort for the Hay War Memorial High School in gaining these selections. Kenny Hargreaves has played in the boy’s team for the past two years but was unavailable this year. The state boy’s carnival will be held in Wollongong, with the girls in Inverell both in September.
Meanwhile Hay players had success at the Temora Development tourney on the weekend with Hilton and Jensen Hargreaves and Tilly Weeks bringing home trophies while Charli Giddins played well missing out on a first or second spot.
All these juniors win the Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlite awards this week
News Before June 30 2019