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