10 February 2020
Tennis Competitions Underway
The Night Tennis Competitions begins this week with a good entry for mens on Wednesday night but not many for Monday Womens and Friday Night mixed with further entries welcomed across all nights. Entry lists and draw details are available on the website.
For the first time Hay players gained four selections in the Western Riverina public school tennis squad following the annual trials at Deniliquin. These students were Dan Jamieson, Hilton Hargreaves and Charli Giddins from the Hay Public School and Grace McLean from the Booligal Public School. This squad will now join the Eastern Riverina squad in Griffith next week for the Riverina team selections. Lucy Davies who attends school in Wagga is in the Eastern squad. Last year Jimmy Houston won selection for the Griffith tryouts.
Meanwhile Tilly Weeks from St Marys won selection to represent the Wilcania –Forbes Diocesan team to make the very long trek to Lismore for the Polding Area tennis titles – pending weather conditions in Lismore.
The Wednesday junior singles and doubles competition will now commence next week hopefully to get more entries.
Sunday Morning sessions commence on the weekend Sunday Feb 23rd the first session at 9am. New players who attend school and have turned 5 yrs of age are welcome to attend this group.
Deniliquin will bring a team of 14 players to play a hay team on Saturday Morning 29th Feb. with all finalising enquiries to Stuart Callaghan. Deniliquin also will host its inaugural development tournament on Sun 8th March, with Hays junior tourney this year on 5th April.
10 February 2020
Night Tennis Entries close this week
Entries for the Night tennis competitions will close this week . The draw for the womens night competition commencing Monday night 17th Feb should appear on the website on that day.
Mens will commence Wed 19th and mixed Fri 21st. Players are asked to check the website details of players entry lists received to date if they are listed and not missed.
Good luck to Anthony Slattery and others who are flying the Hay flag at the Victorian Country teams titles being held in Wodonga this year. This is an extremely popular event both on and off the court for the week with 1500 players competing on 100 courts at the magnificent Wodonga Tennis Centres natural grass courts as well as neighbouring footy fields converted into tennis courts.
Tennis Australia will run a free Foundation Coaching Course in Hay Sunday 15th March from 9am. This is a wonderful opportunity to refresh the latest ideas and drills for tennis coaching also targeted to juniors 14yrs and upwards as well as teachers and parents who help out with classes and holiday camps as well as school activities. Those interested must register by Feb 24th and further enquiries can be made with Lani Houston.
The long awaited Sunday morning fun activities will get underway this year on Feb 23rd at the session times 9am for school students Kinder to school year 3 or 4, and 10am for school year 3 or 4 to High School students. Players competing in the 9am group must be attending school. Activ Kids vouchers can be used for membership and weekly fees.
Unfortunately the Wagga Junior touney on Sunday was called off due to the rain after receiving a good entry of 65 players. Four Hay players had entered. The full list of the South West Development tourneys for 2020 can now be found on the clubs website.
Another Hay plays Deniliquin junior match is planned this time Deniliquins turn to travel to Hay on Saturday 29th . Stu Callaghan will likely pick a team of only 14 players to accommodate our 7 courts playable (no clay court play). Hay won the trophy at the inaugural match played last December.
The Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons Rural awards this week go to Lani Houston and Anthony Slattery for their organisations towards A Coaching Foundation School in Hay and Hay entering a team in the Victorian Country titles.
3 February 2020
Night tennis competitions
All night competitions will commence from 17th Feb - womens Mondays, Mens Wednesday and mixed Fridays Players can enter individually requesting a partner or they can enter with a partner as a team.
The competitions will cater for all standards and are expected to run for 6 weeks up to Easter.
Entries received to date will be displayed on the clubs website this week.
A junior singles and doubles in various grades will also be held on Wednesdays.
Nominations will close next week.
Sunday morning fun activities will commence later in the month.
The first junior development tourney of the year for the Riverina is on this Sunday 9th feb in Wagga.
27 January 2020
New night competitions
Entries for all the night competitions
Womens, Men’s and Mixed will be taken from next week for play to commence after school resumes Competitions duration is expected to be about 5 weeks.
Meanwhile this week is the last of the holiday camps with a special camp also to be conducted for high school beginners with enquiries to Delilah Crighton and Stu Callaghan
Mixed tennis final
The final of the popular Friday night Mixed competition was recently held with the Arandt team of Katie Arandt and Jensen Hargreaves winning against the High School Green team of Delilah Crighton and Ferg Cattanach winning 9 games to 5
This was a very pleasant competition involving 17 teams of various standards.
A further Friday night mixed competition is planned to start in February in conjunction with Wednesday mens and Monday womens competitions also starting after school resumes.
The local Sunday morning junior fun activities will commence for 2020 towards the end of February.
The Riverina first junior development tourney will be held at Wagga on 1st Feb. The Hay junior tourney is listed for the 5th April with Deniliquin this year hosting their first tourney for many years being conducted on the 8th March.
This week the Hay Clubs third holiday tennis camp is being held and next week again for the three mornings is the final camp organised by Stuart Callaghan
The first of the Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlite awards for the year go to our Friday night mixed finalists Katie Arandt, Jensen Hargreaves, Delilah Crighton and Ferg Cattanach for their great play and sportsmanship
Junior Tennis camps
The Hay Tennis Club organised by Stuart Callaghan is conducting four junior tennis camps over January.
Each camp goes for three consecutive days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings with the first camp successfully held last week
Next weeks bookings are currently being taken by Stuart.
Well done to Jensen and Hilton Hargreaves who played very well at the strong Shepparton tourney held last week. The tournament was again well run by Steve Longworth.
Country week Victoria
Anthony Slattery is again busily organising two teams representing Hay in the popular Victorian Country Championships to be played 10th – 14th February.
Tennis Finals Results
A number of night competition finals were completed last week and results were as follows
Monday Night Womens competition
A grade-Lani Houston consultant (Sophie Curtis/Lani Houston) def XTRA Shot (Elle Jamieson/Bronwyn Hicks) 9/6
A Res – Hay Jewellers (Yvonne Mack/Sue Hanna) def Eddies Concreting ( Jan Zambon/Anne McNally/ 9/6
B res –final to be played between Pynors Accountants and Meggs Grain Handlers
C grade – Bidgee Bobcat and Demo (Hannah Stewart/Daniel Green) def IGA ( Annie Summers /Sienna Lund) 8/5
Wednesday Night mens
A grade –final to be played between Lugsdin Toyota and XTRA Shot
A Res - Hay Shire ( David Webb/Mark O’Brien ) def Mystery Team ( Tom Porter/Geoff Chapman) 6/4 6/4
Final to be played between Arandts Automotive (Katie Arandt/Jensen Hargreaves) and HHS Green (Del Crighton/ Ferg Cattanach)
The last of our Sunday morning sessions was held on Sunday 22nd with the players enjoying their xmas treat and good spirited play.
Stuart Callaghan will conduct four = 3 day tennis camps in the holidays – the first one starting on 7th January
Hay win tennis at Deniliquin
A team of 16 players travelled to Deniliquin on Saturday morning to play a similar Deni standard team of 16 to win a close match and bring home the trophy to be hopefully played for twice a year.
The day was magnificently organised by Rob Wettenhall and Hays Stuart Callaghan and played on 8 of their well carpeted like, grass courts. In fact all their other courts were also in use conducting their local juniors final as well as heaps of players involved in their junior hotshots activities organised by many parents. The complex held a top atmosphere with about 80 juniors of all ages playing. The morning finished with a proud Hay team displaying their trophy at the presentation and enjoying the fabulous free BBq on offer. (note for Riverine Grazier--- the Deniliquin Paper was forwarding photos to you)
Sunday morning activities were well attended, and this weekend – Sunday 22nd Dec. our final day for the year will have a xmas spirit and played at the normal 9am and 10am start times and hopefully finalise the under 11 girls final.
There will be no Wedneday night competition.
The last of all our night competition rounds were played last week . Only two lots of four matches were played in the mixed competition with 11 teams receiving byes, and some close and long matches were proudly played with the bbq a sell - out. The well - deserved finalists HHS Green(Del Crighton and Ferg Cattanach) will play a final against Arandts Automotives (Katie Arandt and Jensen Hargreaves)scheduled 7pm Wed Night (tonight).
Monday Night women’s this week only has the 4 finals scheduled and already one has been postponed.
Two men’s finals have been planned for 8pm.tonight with all four matches last week o so close. Winners were Hay Shire, Lugsdin Toyota, Hay Newsagency and XTRA Shot.
Warren Hunt Tennis President
The Hay tennis Club held its Annual
General Meeting on the weekend where it saw its popular president Warren Hunt re-elected In his report Warren mentioned the great support the club receives particularly from Hay Shire Council as well as many others contributing to another good membership of 250 enjoying many types of tennis activities for the whole year.
Bad weather has again cancelled some nights play with next week likely to be the last round with details on the web
After a period of 5 years a Hay junior team will travel to Deniliquin on Saturday morning to play on their grass courts against a Deniliquin team.
This promises to be a great opportunity for most Hay players playing their first competition against a similar opposition
2Dec Tennis results
Monday night produced another draw 4/6 6/4 the same scores as IGAs Annie Summers and Sienna Lunds last week’s result this time against the Bidgee Motor Inns team of Telesa Cooper and Georgia Booth in the B Res/ C grade
Closest in the A/B grade was Elle Jamiesons XTRA Shot teams 6/2 4/6 against Immy Molloy and Terese Mirabelli Japps team 6/2 4/6
In Wednesday night play an adjustment was necessary to the draw with Radio 2 Hay FM receiving a bye with Lugsdin Toyota of Steve Longworth and Warren Hunt having the closest win 5/7 7/2 against the Mystery team with Brett Hargreaves going well. Other winners were Hay Shire, Slats Fireworks with Tim Zambon playing nice tennis and Auscott.
Friday mixed was played in terrible windy conditions with Mick Cattanachs Rokeby having the closest match with the Mystery team . The other close match was the Di Crightons , Crightons Cranes team against the O’Briens Fertilisers team this week comprising Hannah and Daniel Stewart. There will be a general bye for all teams this Friday.
Full details of all competitions are available on the Clubs Website.
Junior Wednesday afternoon play saw some nice tennis with good shots noticed by Max Hutchings and good to see high schoolers involved.
The Under 11s annual club championships will be finalised at Sunday morning activities with full results advised next week
Night tennis Competitions past halfway mark
Tennis competitions are now on the home track before coming to a close with Christmas around the corner.
Monday nights womens best match was in the B Res/C grade group with The Services Club and Fitness Centre team of Tania and Matilda Nisbet having a draw 6/4 4/6 one set each way to the IGA team of Annie Summers and Sienna Lund. Best in the A/B grade group was the Lani Houston Consulting team 6/3 6/3 win against Eddies Concreting.
The Wednesday night has another three teams now comprising 12 teams in the A/B grade, following year 12 exams finishing. The Bidgee Motor Inn team with Immy Molloy returning lost a brilliant match 7/6 7/3 to the XTra Shot team. The other new team of Hannah Stewart and Jock Crighton for Slats Fireworks narrowly lost 7/3 7/5 to Massey Ferguson.The closest match was the draw 7/4 4/7 to the Hay Shire and Lugsdin Toyota teams. The other new team with Lani Houston at the helm just lost 6/7 7/3 to Radio 2HayFM
The Friday social mixed competition again had all the courts utilised with a total 14 matches. The Hay High green team of Delilah Crighton and Ferg Cattanach lead the competition. Points and full details of all the night competitions are on the club’s website.
The annual under 11s club Championships commenced last week with play advancing to the finals stage to be held this coming Sunday 1st Dec at 9.30 girls and 10 am boys in conjunction with Sunday morning activities. Great effort with the 10 players competing. The following Sunday on the 8th Dec the AGM will be held straight after junior tennis at 11am.
Saturday Morning 14th Dec will be a juniors match in Deniliquin.
Wednesday juniors competition organised by Stuart, displayed some good rallies.
The weekly Foodworks, Crightons Rural and Agflite awards go to new Friday night players who have played little tennis if any at all and have improved in a few weeks play these being Daisy Barnes, Asha Watkin , Charly Sloan and Angus Gardiner
Night tennis competitions proceeding well
A competitive yet pleasant atmosphere is evident in all the current night competitions being played at the moment particularly last week with nice weather.
Friday night mixed competition again utilised all the courts despite 5 teams getting byes and further teams entering. The singles competition has now been abandoned with last weeks scheduled match won by Warren Hunt. Two mixed teams remain unbeaten after 4 matches (2 matches per night)- these being the HHS Green team of Ferg Cattanach and Delilah Crighton and Arandts Automotive comprising Katie Arandt and Jensen Hargreaves.
The match of the round was the Jake Murphy Electrical team of Laura and Tim Zambon winning 7/5 against the Rokeby team of Thomas Mc Gufficke and Anna Cattanach with great play by all players despite not having played for some years.
The womens competition now has an additional three teams. The match of the round was in the combined A and B grade which saw Eddies Concreting team of Anne McNally and Jan Zambon winning 6/4 6/5 against Elders. Other wins in this grade went to XTRA Shot and Hay Jewellers. The closest in the B Res C grade group was the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team of Hannah Stewart and Daniel Green winning 6/5 6/3 against the IGA team with other wins to Slats Fireworks, Riverine Grazier, Les’Mobile Repairs and Pynors Accountants.
The mens results this week saw the Mystery team of Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter narrowly beating Hay Shire 6/7 7/3 with Massey Ferguson and XTRA Shot winning the other two matches.
A good roll up competed in four matches over three grades in the Wed night competition. The Lani Houston Consulting team of Navieen Singh and Sophie Curtis won 7/6 against Japps . The Woodpark Poll team with Siena Lund going well won 10-5 against Slats Fireworks, North East Insurance of Max Booth and Daniel Green won 11-9 against Wooloondool and Eddies Concreting consisting of Charli Giddins and Emma Curtis beat the Hay Services Club 13-7
Well done to Ryan Curtis and Tilly Weeks trying out for the Wilcannia Forbes Diocesan team played in Dubbo last week . Tilly made the team with Ryan likely to be standby reserve to make the long trek to Lismore for the Polding Area championship.
This Sunday depending on numbers available is a reminder we will hold our under 11s club championships at 11am. Entries to Stuart or Tony. Well done to Bailey Neill, Abbey Liddington-Denehey and Katie Black for some good hitting on the weekend.
Stuart has organised a junior match on the Deniliquin lawn courts on Saturday 14th December – those interested to let Stu know.
Bad Weather cancels two tennis nights play
Only the mens competition on Wednesday night was held during the week with the Monday womens (rain) and Friday mixed (miserably cold and windy)both called off.
The mens competition saw another three great matches with some new players taking to the courts. The Hay Shire with David Webb playing his first Hay game and partnering Mark O’Brien after taking the first set with a comfortable 7/1 just hung on to win the second 7/6 when Andrew Low (a welcome return to the courts) got his partnership together with Alex Downes. Jock Crighton played a magnificent game as substitute for the Massey Ferguson team narrowly losing to XTRA Shot 7/5 7/3. The other match was of high quality with Lugsdin Toyota winning 7/4 7/6 against O’Briens Fertillisers.
The Wednesday night juniors competition continues with wins this week to Anthony Slattery Fireworks, Woodpark Poll and Japps pharmacy. Some nice play to Sienna Lund, Ryan Curtis, Dillon Green and Max Booth, with Sophie Curtis dominating the top grade. Play continues each week with team selections made at 6.30.
With time running out in the Clubs busy schedule and if there is sufficient interest, the annual juniors club championships is listed for Sunday 24th Nov. Entries to Tony or Stu in advance to gauge numbers. Last year only the under 11s age group was contested due to the difficult planning to everyones availability to play on the same day .
The Hay Tennis Clubs major fund raiser, the Community Calendar will close the birthday entries this Friday before going to the Printers – refer the advertisement in this week’s Riverine Grazier.
Great start to Mixed tennis
The Friday night mixed tennis competition commenced last week with an entry of 16 teams. The annual singles also commenced on the same night with four players involved in a round robin.
Fourteen teams played two rounds on the 7 courts (two teams received byes) with one single’s contested. The bbq, kiosk and atmosphere were very pleasant with nice weather conditions.
Sixteen years old Delilah Crighton has put in an absolute brilliant effort in organising 13 of the sixteen teams entered (with all teams players in attendance). Teams to win both their matches on the first night were Jake Murphys Electrical Laura and Tim Zambon, Rokebys Mick and Ruby Cattanach, Hay High school green team Ferg Cattanach and Delilah Crighton and Arandts Automotive Katie Arandt and Jensen Hargreaves.
Monday night women’s tennis also commenced with 18 teams playing. The closest match went to the Bidgee Motor Inn team of Georgia Booth and Max booth narrowly winning 6/3 4/6 against the Services club team of Matilda and Tania Nisbet
Wednesday night saw three injuries in the three matches contested with players placing their bodies on the line for victory. All matches resulted in 7/4 first set victories to XTRA Shot, Hay Newsagency and O’Briens Fertilisers, before second sets were abandoned due to injuries.
The full competition results are displayed on the website.
Eight teams in two grades commenced with the new format juniors competition on Wednesday nights starting at 6.30 and finishing 7.45 and nice to see all courts utilised. Teams are selected each week with last weeks results as follows- A div. Wooloondool ( Dan Jamieson, Max Booth, and Navieen Singh) defeated Eddies Concreting 10 games to 9 and in B div Lani Houston Consulting ( Tilly Weeks and Emma Curtis) beat Japps Pharmacy 11-10 and Woodpark Poll (Alex Giddins and Daniel Green ) beat Slats Fireworks 15 -12 while best in the singles went to Sophie Curtis.
The AgFlite award goes to Delilah Crighton as mentioned above with her fabulous organising skills. The Foodworks award goes to Sam Davies for her magnificent effort in updating our website which covers all the details on the tennis club. The Crightons Rural award goes to Jack Booth who put in a top effort at Monday night tennis playing in two matches.
Good start to Night tennis
Competition tennis commenced last week with the Wednesday night mens A and B grade as well as the juniors grade making a very pleasant night of activities.
The Monday night womens competition involving 16 teams across three grades and the Friday night mixed competition as well as a separate singles competition commences this week. These competitions will incorporate the club championships. All details of teams and draws are displayed on the clubs web.
The delayed Juniors final saw Eddies Concreting ( Navieen Singh and Jimmy Houston ) beat Wooloondool ( Hilton Hargreaves and Dan Jamieson) 13 games to 9. In playoff matches the North East Insurance team of Jack Booth and Jonty Woods beat the Hay Servies team 12 -9 while the scratch team of Hannah Jamieson and Daniel Green won 12-8. All juniors including new players who can serve are asked to be at the courts at 6.30 for teams to be organised in two grades with play finishing at 7.45.
A/B grade results saw Lugsdin Toyota beat Hay Shire 7/4 7/5 , O’Briens Fertilisers drew with Auscott in a brilliant match 6/7 7/6 , and Massey Ferguson having a massive 7/4 7/1 win against Radio 2 Hay FM. Players to shine were Steve Longworth, Alex Haidy, Andrew Davies and Daniel Stewart.
Former Hay Open Winner in 2000, Costa Yiannakopoulos was on hand to assist at Sunday morning activities with players enjoying their sessions.
Congratulations to Hilton and Jensen Hargreaves as well as Tilly Weeks who qualified in their age groups and competed at the State junior development series finals held in Penrith and Springwood on the weekend. This was a great experience with Jensen managing a few wins against top opposition. These players receive this weeks Crightons Rural , AgFlite and foodworks awards.
Night Tennis Competitions Start Dates
The Monday Night womens competition will now start on the 28th October to allow for more entries to be received.
The Friday night competition where players can enter to play either singles or mixed or both will commence on 1st November
The Wednesday night mens and junior boys competition will commence this week the23rd with all matches listed for 7.30 for A and B grade and 6.30 for the juniors. The juniors will include the delayed final from last competition where Wooloondool (Hilton Hargreaves and Dan Jamieson ) will play Eddies Concreting (Jimmy Houston and Navieen Singh)- all other juniors including new players will have matches organised.
Just under 20 players participated in the Sunday morning activities which entailed coaching and fun games. Some nice play was noted by new attendees Bailey Neill, Chayse Mitchell and Sally Dwyer with Jonty Woods placing some good balls. These players gained the Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlite awards this week. This coming Sunday the juniors will be treated to a surprise coach who won the Hay Open about 15 years ago. Activ Kids vouchers can be used for tennis fees or private coaching.
It’s fabulous to see all the Hay and District Primary Schools all using the courts facilities, particularly now with the current good weather temperatures. Fingers crossed the Club will be successful in gaining another court replacing the unused old court 5 under lights.
It’s that time of year again when preparations have commenced in organising the 2020 Tennis community calendar. Birthday entries are now being taken at the Tennis Courts and will be accepted up to November 17
Open Tennis Tournament Family Atmosphere Success
Just under 70 players which included the best ever local entry of 51 adults and juniors participated in the annual tennis tournament this year with three gold sponsors North East Insurance, Wooloondool Farms and Hay Services and Fitness centre. For the first time in many years no Australian Ranking Events were held however visitors still came from Ballarat, Albury Wodonga area, Melbourne as well as Griffith.
Steve Longworth with his computer system finished the event at Sunday lunch time. He had just returned from Sydney running the NSW Vets tourney last week and was about to start preparations for his next tourney being held in Miami USA.
Thanks to the Hargreaves family who spent two solid days on the back three courts, to bring these courts up to a rejuvenated standard so that all seven courts were of top quality. The Club is hoping by way of a grant, to convert the unused clay court number 5 to utilise the existing wasted lighting on this court to lay a synthetic grass surface. Eight courts would be ideal for night competitions and tournaments and coaching.
Visiting players were totally impressed with the facilities and atmosphere and what stood out was the number of workers, helpers, and food and raffle donations. The round robin system assured players more matches.
Danny Dossetor-Griffiths champion player, and Natalie Rose of Melbourne dominated the main events, with former Hay junior Charlie Cronin displaying his magnificent talents.
Locals players who took out A grade major events were Trish Mc Gufficke and Jan Zambon in the womens doubles, while in the juniors –singles as well as doubles wins went to Jensen Hargreaves, Brad Callaghan, Daniel Stewart, Skye Lilburne, Dan Jamieson, Hilton Hargreaves and Tilly Weeks. A complete list of all results is detailed on the clubs web- tournament section.
Entries for the forthcoming singles doubles and mixed competitions are currently being taken with details on the web
Sunday morning resumes this week at the 9am and 10 am sessions
Sixty Five Players for tennis
The Annual open Tennis tournament to be played on the weekend, likely to commence for some at 6pm Friday has attracted 65 players which includes a big number of 50 locals.
This is wonderful local support for the Clubs major fund raiser with the majority of players playing just one or two events. This entry is a good number considering there are no Australian Ranking Points events and the tournament will be played on just its seven synthetic courts (the four clay courts are not being used)
Most events are likely to be round robins with a few starting with a knockout round to determine correct grading.
Any donations of slices, cakes, fruit, salad, meat would be welcome- please contact Samantha Davies or Jessica Weeks
Congratulations to the Mens A grade team Les’Mobile Repairs comprising Stu Callaghan and Daniel Stewart winning the final 6/4 6/5 against the Lugsdin Toyota team of Mark O’Brien and Warren Hunt. The B grade junior final is still to be played between Wooloondool and Eddies Concreting.
Entries for the next Monday night womens, Wednesday night mens, Friday nights singles and or mixed are now being taken with details on the web.
Congratulations to Tilly Weeks who now joins Hilton Jensen and Kenny Hargreaves as well as Sophie Curtis to contest the state junior development series finals in Springwood (Blue Mountains) following their performances in Wagga last month.
Sixteen players under the guidance of four coaches enjoyed the three day tennis camp last week . Another one is being held this week on the Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday with registrations to Stuart( see camp photos)
Entries for the Hay Open and junior tennis tournament to be played on Friday afternoon 11th through to Sunday 13th October will close Sunday of this weekend.
A good entry of 53 players which includes 35 from Hay has now been received. Most players have entered just the one or two events with many opting to play from Saturday morning.
With the Clubs 4 clay courts no longer in operation, the tournament will be conducted on its 7 synthetic grass courts and with this number of courts a successful program could be difficult if player numbers exceed 70, so the entry date deadline is important. Wagga this long weekend has attracted 170 players but has 21 synthetic grass courts (three times more courts than Hay.)
The tournament this year promises to be very social and enjoyable without having Australian Ranking events which brings some over competitive players as well as strict tennis Australia rules and regulations.
In order not to have a late ending on the Sunday, play will commence on Friday for some players who are available on this day. For small event entries, round robins will operate to ensure players get a few matches. Some players will be regraded, and events will be combined so that all players should enjoy a fair standard game in the appropriate grade.
Tournament director Steve Longworth is in Sydney this week conducting the NSW Veterans titles
Players can enter via the website or contact Tony by Sunday.
A meeting will be held at 11am Sunday
Entries for Open tennis tournament close Sunday
Entries for the annual Open/junior tennis tournament this year with major sponsors being North East Insurance , Wooloondool Farms, and Hay Services Club and Fitness Centre close this weekend.
Forty nine players as at Sunday night had entered which includes 32 Hay players – a great effort with the majority playing just one or two events and supporting the annual event.
A meeting will be held at 11am Sunday to gather information with the expected final number participating to work out a start time and catering requirements. Draws in draft will commence Sunday night to determine events format, seeding and general enquiries on entries of unknown grading.
Tournament director Steve Longworth will be in Sydney this weekend conducting the NSW veterans tournament.
The Monday night womens competition was finalised in three grades last week.
In A grade the Murphys Clothing Company team of Kate Murphy and Ellen Zambon beat the Hay Jewellers team of Trish and Dan Jamieson 6/2 0/6 and tiebreaker decider 7 points to 4
B grade saw Yvonne Mack and Kirsten Hutchings win 6/5 6/4 against Stacey and Harriet Lugsdin of Lugsdin Toyota and in C grade the XTra Shot team of Max Booth and Kirsten Hutchings won 6/2 6/2 against the Auscott team of Warren Hunt and Tilly Weeks.
In this week’s mens play only three matches have been scheduled, the A grade final and the B grade juniors final and playoff. The full draw inviting all players for a practice hit for the open tourney will be displayed Tuesday.
Congratulations to Hilton Hargreaves selected in the South West NSW 10s yrs team to play the state championships at Cessnock in October.
Well done to all the players who had an enjoyable time at Sunday morning tennis with no play for the next two weeks.
This week will see the first of two tennis camps being run by Stuart Callaghan.
This week’s Crightons Rural Award, AgFlite award and Foodworks awards go to our Monday night women’s teams winners as well as Hilton Hargreaves for his Regional selection.
Night Tennis to Finals
Both the Women’s and Men’s competitions finals in all grades are scheduled this week.
Last week’s miserable wet conditions forced the cancellation of the womens night with no changes to the points table in determining the three grades finalists. Also one play-off match is listed.
Last week’s men’s round saw a number of byes with only four matches listed in the A-B grade.
Results were XTRA- Shot beat Auscott 6/5 6/4, Les,s Mobile Repairs beat Lani Houston Consulting 6/2 6/1, Bidgee Motor Inn lost to Slats Fireworks 6/5 3/4 the second set not finished due to the maximum time limit and Radio 2 HayFM beat O’Briens Fertilisers 6/3 5/6 . Singles only was played in the junior’s section with 7 players competing with Ryan Curtis having his first game after a break and getting a 4/2 win first up. This week’s finals will see Les,s Mobile Repairs take on Lugsdin Toyota while Wooloondool will play Eddies Concreting in the B grade and there will be play-off matches for other teams.
Further Monday and Wednesday night team’s doubles competitions will be run after the school holidays while a men’s and women’s singles as well as mixed doubles will be held on Friday nights with players having the choice of playing singles or mixed or both. Entries are now being taken.
Congratulations to Sophie Curtis a member of the 9 players Riverina High School girl’s tennis team who came runner up in the state championships in Inverell last week. We cannot recall if a Riverina girl’s team has ever performed so well only losing to the strong North Coast region team after beating every other NSW region including the strong Sydney Metrop teams. Sophie takes out this week’s weekly awards.
Sunday morning will continue this Sunday 29th Sept at the 9am and 10am sessions and then will have a two week break as per the listed timetable.
Meanwhile registrations are now being taken for the two coaching camps each being held on the Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday mornings for a number of hours with details on the web this week.- Phone Stuart 0413083386
A well attended meeting on the weekend saw preparations in hand for the tourney to be played Oct 11=13 with 25 player entries now received. A number of important issues were resolved, one being that maybe no play will be scheduled on the Friday depending on entries received.
Night Tennis Competitions close to Finals
This will be the last week of competition for both the women’s and men’s competitions before the scheduled finals next week prior to the school holidays.
This week in the men’s B grade division there will be no doubles instead three tie breaker singles matches for good tourney practice. Men’s A grade team doubles will continue with the closest last week going to Lugsdin Toyota 6/3 4/6 against Slats Fireworks containing Nick Robertson and Anthony Slattery. Another close one was Radio 2 HayFm winning 5/6 6/3 against Lani Houston Consulting of Geoff Chapman and Lani Houston
Closest in the Women’s round was the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo teams 6/2 3/6 against Japp’s Pharmacy comprising Anne McNally and Jan Zambon
Jenson Hargreaves had a good tennis week playing for the Riverina High School boys team in the state competition at Wollongong with Sophie Curtis travelling to Inverell this week as a member of the girls team.
Stu Callaghan will organise two coaching schools over the school holidays with details to follow.
Sunday morning junior activities continues this week (Sunday 22nd) at the 9am and 10am sessions
This week’s report advises we are up to 20 player entries (14 locals) for the tourney to be played Oct 11-13 and will close in three week’s time. Local players are encouraged to enter now and this shows visitors that we have in fact good numbers playing and this in turn attracts more players. Even if locals only wish to enter one event on one day, this will be good support for our tournament and town as we need about 55 players to make it viable and continue with the tournament next year. Seventy players will be a good number for our seven courts as we will not be using the four clay courts.
Thanks to Warren Hunt for shifting the excess sand off the back three courts making them more playable and profits from our tourney will go towards eventually resurfacing these.
A meeting will be held at 11am on Sunday after junior tennis.
Hay Jewellers, Lugsdin Toyota and Meggs Transport leaders in Womens Night tennis
The Womens night tennis competition after five rounds has now clear leaders in each grade.
Trish Jamiesons Hay Jewellers has become outright leader in A grade after its 6/4 6/5 win against Murphys Clothing last week. Despite losing a 6/3 5/6 match to Japps pharmacy the Lugsdin Toyota team of Harriet and Stacey Lugsdin lead B grade while Meggs Transport with young Dillon Green in the team is well ahead in the C grade.
The mens competition in two grades involving 18 teams is proceeding well with some great play seen last week.
The B grade juniors division involving 5 teams continues with great enthusiasm by the youngsters. This group plays one doubles set as well as a singles set with good practice for the annual open tournament with wins last week to Wooloondool and Eddies Concreting. Jimmy Houston and Dan Jamieson continue their unbeaten run. Only three matches were played in the A grade with wins to Les’’ Mobile Repairs who are well ahead in the competition, Anthony Hydes Plumbing and Xtra Shot.
There will be no play in this weeks Sunday morning junior activities with the Hay Show on.
This weeks report advises there are now 15 entries for the tourney to be held on Oct 11-13.
Despite Tennis NSW approval, sadly the Hay tourney is not listed on the NSW tennis calendar as it doesn’t offer Australian ranking points so good advertising by all involved around the region is necessary. Further details regarding entries received and grades are detailed on the Clubs web- tournament section. A meeting must be held soon with anyone interested invited to attend.
New Major Sponsors for Tennis
The Annual Hay Open and Junior Tennis Tournament this year has a new major Sponsor in North East Insurance Brokers who joins Wooloondool Farms as a major sponsor for the 2019/20 year. The Tournament this year will be held Friday arvo/evening Oct 11 (optional) and Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th
The Hay Services Club and Fitness centre also joins this year as a main sponsor, with Silver sponsors being Auscott, Lugsdin Toyota and Anthony Slattery Fireworks with the Club very appreciative to these businesses. The Bidgee Motor Inn is the accommodation sponsor with the full list displayed at the clubhouse.
Entries close in four weeks on October 6, by going to the tournament section on the Hay tennis Website or grab an entry form at the club.
The entry form details all the events offered from A grade to C grade, juniors, veterans as well as parent/child
The tournament returns this year after not being played last year due to key personnel away, when instead a gala day was held. However, this year despite the tournament still a NSW Sanctioned Tourney, will not hold the Australian Ranking Points events but still hoping to get more local and regional players participating.
An entry of 70 players would be a good target to be played on the 7 synthetic courts with the 4 clay courts not being used. Already 10 players entries have been received as per the web details.
Meanwhile local night competitions continue with new entries joining in due to the better weather. Monday night winners across all grades were XTra Shot, Massey Ferguson, Hay Jewellers, Woodpark Poll, Meggs Grain Fertilisers, and IGA with the closest match going to Auscott comprising Warren Hunt and Tilly Weeks 4/6 6/3 win over Lani Houston Consulting.
Mens results wins went to Eddies Concreting, Hay Services Club, Lani Houston Consulting, Lugsdin Toyota, Slats Fireworks, and Elders with the closest win going to Les’s Mobile repairs 6/4 6/5 against XTra Shot.
A small number of 12 players enjoyed the Fathers Day Sunday morning junior activities in good weather on the weekend.
Ashton Green gets the Foodworks award for some good shots, Charli Giddins the AgFlite Award and Dillon Green the Crightons Rural award for good play at Sunday morning juniors as well as night competition.
Hay Juniors win Riverina tennis Finals
The Junior Development Series South West NSW region finals were played in Wagga on Sunday with the five Hay juniors participating all going well.
Sophie Curtis, Jensen and Kenny Hargreaves all won their age groups along with Hilton Hargreaves 3rd in his group all qualified to play in the NSW State closed titles in Sydney later on this year. Tilly Weeks just missed out and possibly will get a wildcard to Sydney.
Another Sunday morning junior tennis day was successfully held on Sunday with some nice shots and good fun games held.
The annual Hay Open and Junior tennis tourney this year will be held 11th (optional) 12th and 13th October with full details of the tournament to be advised next week.
The annual singles competition will now commence after the school holidays.
A top round of both mens and womens competition matches was held last week
The closest of the mens matches was the Xtra Shot team winning 6/5 6/4 against Slats Fireworks –Anthony Slattery and Nick Robertson. Two tough B grade matches saw Eddies Concreting just beating North East Insurance and Wooloondool beating Hay Services Club with best results to Jonty Woods and Kirsten Hutchings. Other winners were Les Mobile Repairs, Auscott, O’Briens Fertilisers, 92Computing and Radio 2HayFM
Two identical 2/6 6/1 scores were won by Bidgee Bobcat and Demo and Murphys Clothing Co. Other winners were Pynors Accountants, Meggs Transport, Massey Ferguson, Lani Houston Consulting and IGA. Best play went to Yvonne Mack and Teresa Mirabelli.
The Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons awards this week go to the juniors success in Wagga.
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