October 26


   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


Weekly Awards

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.


October 19


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.


Weekly awards

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.



October 12


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.


Riverina tennis

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.



Weekly Awards

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.




October 6                                                                                           


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.




September 28


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.



September 21


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.


Weekly Award

The AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons awards go to Peter Davies and Paula Comb for their well-earned marathon result last Wednesday.


September 14


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.



Weekly Award

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



September 7


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.


Weekly awards

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




August 31


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


Weekly Awards

Bede Schiller again scores the Foodworks, Agflite and crightons Rural awards for his hard work and leadership in the current works at the club.





 August 24


 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


Weekly Award

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.



August 17


 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.



August 10


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.


Weekly Awards

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



August 3


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.  



Weekly Awards

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.



July 27


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.



 July 20


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.




July 13


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.


Weekly Awards

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



July 6


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.


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