Night Tennis Competitions
Hopefully Night Tennis competitions on Monday and Wednesday nights will be able to start in October – pending further Covid advice from Tennis NSW.
In the meantime the courts are being fully utilised by one on one hitting and coaching as well as for those fully vaccinated to play doubles. All play on the courts needs to be monitored.
The weekly Foodworks, Lani Houston Consultant, Agflite and Crightons Rural Awards go to our coaches who have been busy and doing a good job – Stuart Callaghan, Immy Molloy and Kenny Hargreaves.
Tennis Doubles now allowed with conditions
Tennis NSW in conjunction with Government regulations has now allowed tennis doubles to be played. However, under the current regulations pending further advice all doubles players must be fully vaccinated.
The tennis courts have been fully utilised these past weeks with one on one hitting allowed for exercising and coaching. Recent new memberships have been well received particularly now with free membership hitting on the back courts.
Currently the Club has three coaches operating with one on one private coaching for members. These being Stuart Callaghan, Immy Molloy and Kenny Hargreaves with phone contact numbers and their coaching fees detailed on the club’s website.
It is still unclear when night competitions and Sunday morning junior activities will be allowed to recommence.
Members free tennis hitting back courts
Free tennis hitting is now available to members on the back three courts numbers 6 7 and 8. Of course under current lockdown rules this can only be one on one hitting for the purpose of exercise.
Night competitions will commence when Covid rules will allow. Names received to date are listed on the web.
New Tennis Court Hitting Well
The new tennis court synthetic grass court 5 surface has been broken in and playing well with a lot of recent one on one hitting and coaching. Final costing with the extra work involved is still being finalised with the contractor. Works off this court at the southern end area hopefully will be finished when lockdown ends.
Competitions and junior Sunday activities are still on hold with details on the clubs web.
One on one hitting and coaching is still allowed on every second court ( no other persons are allowed on court ) being strictly monitored with the courts being fully utilised this past week for the purpose of exercising.
One on one tennis hitting and coaching currently allowed for Hay
Tennis NSW in conjunction with Government Covid rules has advised that one on one hitting and coaching is allowed for people to leave home for the purpose of exercising in this area.
This is the current situation which could change. Hitting is being strictly monitored with members allowed free hitting and using the brick practice wall on the back courts at the Hay Club.
Entries are still being received for the forthcoming night tennis competitions. Players and pairs received to date are listed on the website. Starting dates for both Monday and Wednesday nights will depend on the Lockdown lifting. Sunday morning junior activities are still on hold.
Night Tennis competitions delayed /Limited numbers for hitting is allowed for exercise
The Monday and Wednesday night competitions start dates have been delayed until further advised. Entries received to date as well as other information are advised on the website. Names are still being taken.
Similarly junior Sunday morning activities are on hold at the moment.
Tennis NSW in conjunction with Government Health authorities has advised that one on one hitting or coaching up to two members of the one family is allowed for people to leave home for the purpose of exercise. This is the current situation as of Monday but could change. All court hitting must be advised to Tony Callaghan.
Night Tennis Entries Now Open
The Monday Night combined women’s and mixed tennis competition will commence on 16th August with the Wednesday night combined men’s and mixed starting 23rd August. Entries and further information can be made or found on the web or by contacting Tony.
Due to the current uncertain Covid conditions, the Club will not be holding its planned Gala Weekend for 2021.
Free court hire will now apply to members playing on the back three courts.Charges still apply for the other five courts. Some memberships mainly to out of town players have extended into this financial year mainly as a result of not playing due to Covid.
Junior Sunday morning activities recommenced on Sunday after the winter break. The weather was perfect and there was great enthusiasm with the players in the two groups.
The Lani Houston Award went to Charli Giddins, The Agflite award to Max Hutchings, the Crightons Rural award to Ollie Meads and the Foodworks weekly award to Bella Garner.
Program details are outlined on the web.
Tennis activities resume for juniors
Sunday morning junior fun activities will recommence this coming weekend 7th August. Kindergarten class to school year 2 will be held from 9.30am to 10.15 am (45 mins) with school class year 2 to High School students in three groups will run from 10.15 to 11.30 (75 mins). Year 2 students have the choice of sessions depending on their ability.
Annual tennis membership renewals were due on 31/7. Thank you to all those that have renewed, assisting in the ever increasing annual costs of Tennis NSW registration and affiliation as well as annual insurances and other costs.
Last week Andrew Davies received the AgFlite and Crightons Rural awards for his ongoing work at the Club with Tom Davies receiving the Foodworks and Lani Houston Consultant awards for his and Andrew work in laying metal surface boundaries to some courts to assist in retrieving balls.
Successful Tennis Financial Year
Despite the challenges of Covid the tennis club managed a good 2020/21 year due to its great support of members, friends and sponsors including the Hay Shire Council. It had good numbers participating in night competitions particularly the popular Monday night catering for all grades. Sunday morning junior fun activities in different age groups were enjoyable and private coaching by a number of coaches, has been busily run all year.
New night tennis competitions as well as Sunday juniors will commence soon in the warmer weather. In the meantime there are many enjoying social day tennis hitting and plenty are being coached (pending Covid Updates by Tennis NSW)
New Tennis Memberships are now due for the 21/22 year. Green pass memberships fees are also due. Green pass members have unlimited use of courts for the year for court hire.
Those wishing to continue at members rates should finalise fees this month. Thanks to those who have renewed thus assisting the Club towards its annual affiliation, registration and insurances and other payments.
Andrew Davies this week receives the AgFlyte and Crightons Rural awards for his regular grading and maintenance of the clay court area usually done a few times each year. Tom Davies receives the Foodworks and Lani Houston awards for his good assistance in helping Andrew lay and secure well trimmed metal boundaries to the ground around some courts to prevent balls getting stuck between the surface and fence.
Hay Services Club and Fitness Centre Major Tennis Sponsor
The Tennis Club is very grateful to again secure the Hay Services Club as its major gold sponsor for this financial year. Although no Open Tourney is planned for 2021 year the Club hopes to hold a Gala Weekend catering for all grades and ages on October 9th and 10th . Other sponsorships have been promised for this weekend.
Wooloondool is again a silver sponsor and has been a wonderful supporter of the club particularly during the hitting on court under the early Covid conditions of play.
Auscott who has been a consistent sponsor of the Club for many years will again be a bronze sponsor . Thank you to the many local Businesses who continue as minor sponsors with night tennis teams being named.
All players and visitors now,upon entering the Tennis Club area must register under the Covid Safe check in QR code. Those hitting still need to advise Tony for court monitoring.
The Young junior tourney that was to held on Sunday was cancelled due to the weather. Hays Tilly Weeks was to play, having had good matches at earlier tourneys this year in Parkes and Wagga. Tilly receives this weeks Foodworks award
Craig Anderson and Bede Schiller receive this weeks AgFlite and Lani Houston Consultant awards for their great effort in cleaning up around the clay court area. Geoff Chapman receives the Crightons Rural award for his many trips to the tip discarding old materials and rubbish cleaned out from the demolition of the old shed.
New night competitions will commence after this cold weather probably in August.
Weekly Tennis Awards
This weeks Foodworks and AgFlite Awards go to Ash Barty winning Wimbledon this week. She is the first Aussie in 40 years to win the prestigious trophy since the Riverinas Evonne Goolagong.
Evonne from Barellan and her sister Barb played intertown tennis in Hay many years ago. Evonne who is a wonderful ambassador for Australia takes out the Crightons Rural and Lani Houstion Consultant awards.
Good Enjoyable Tennis Camp
Tennis Camp number 1 was a success with number 2 camp being held this week expecting another 25 attending. Parents, guardians and visitors are again asked to drop and collect the juniors attending at the courts gates at the street entrances. Those entering onto the premises must sign in under Covid conditions . The junior participants have already been registered.
All others hitters on any day need to be recorded under current arrangements by text to Tony.
President Warren Hunt receives this week’s AgFlite, Crightons Rural and Foodworks weekly awards- Warren has his finger on the pulse being up to date with all tennis activities at the moment including Covid Conditions, the court 5 project, and many other current and future matters.
Chayse Mitchell receives the Lani Houston Consultant award winning a tennis racquet at camp number one for being the most improved and good sportsmanship.
Some off cuts at various lengths leftover synthetic grass carpet to our new court are being offered for sale –refer the classifieds in this edition of the Grazier
School Tennis Camps
The two school tennis camps being played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings are being held under Covid conditions for tennis coaching.
There will be limited clubhouse opening, limited numbers per court and no camp bbq will be held and a number of other conditions are imposed.
Tennis Camp enquiries can be made to Stuart Callaghan.
All court hire including green pass members play, names must be recorded especially now under the Covid rules. Competition play has been temporarily suspended.
New Tennis Carpet Laid
The old clay court number 5 has been carpeted and fenced and has had its first hitters. The project still needs to address the lighting for this court with the old towers removed for safety reasons. The landscaping at the south end also needs to be sorted.
Congratulations to Bede Schiller who has managed this project very well working with the court contractor on a daily basis and also organising a successful wood raffle with some wonderful helpers assisting with proceeds to go towards some necessary over expenditure on the project.
Bede gains this weeks Crightons Rural, Foodworks and AgFlite weekly awards for his enormous contribution to the Club.
There will be two tennis camps held in the school holidays with limited numbers---with play on Tues, Wed, Thurs mornings of each week---- enquiries to coach Stuart
Tennis Gala Weekend Planned
An Open Gala Weekend has been scheduled this year for the 9th and 10th October to replace our Annual Open Tournament not held last year and not applied for this year due to Covid. The Clubs last Gala Day was a successful one day event in 2018.
Whilst the format hasn’t been finalised yet it has been suggested there likely be three sessions involved over the two days with players having the option to in one or more sessions which are likely to have all types of events to cater for all grades and ages. Caz Barnett will lead a special enthusiastic committee with fresh ideas based on similar gala days held in other centres.
Annual Sponsorships are now being sought if any new Businesse’s are interested in contacting the Club to be included for this financial year.
Exciting Night Tennis Finals
The Monday night tennis finals produced three very close matches
A grade The Hay Services team of Trish Jamieson and Kirsten Hutchings came from
behind after losing the first set 3/6 came home strongly to win the second set
6/1 to win the total match on games 9-7 against Bronny
Hicks and Ellie Jamieson.
In B grade it couldn’t have been any close when the Hay Newsagency team of Max and Kirsten Hutchings drew 6/5 5/6 with the Elders Dan Jamieson and Archie Houston in a brilliant match with the match going to a tiebreaker and won 7-5 by the Hutchings
In C grade another exciting final was won by the Foodworks team of Katie Howard and Ruby Cattanach after losing the first set 5/6 won the second 6/2 to take the match on games 11-8 against the well played Radio 2Hay FM team of Jess Pearce and Talitha Brown
The Wednesday night final was cancelled due to the rain with the Bishops Lodge team of Geoff Chapman, Ian Lilburne, Craig Anderson and Nick Maynard top of the ladder team declared the winners.
There was some great fun activities and games organised at the last Sunday Morning activities before our winter break. Ben Taylor stood out in the early session with Charli Giddins performing well in the second.
Tennis Court Resurfacing has commenced
Work on the long awaited conversion of court number 5 from claycourt to synthetic grass commenced during the week. The contractors quotation for the full project consisting of earthworks, fencing and carpet has been financed by the Governments Stronger Community Grant . However extra works mainly for safety reasons will increase the cost with extra funding to be investigated.
Once completed the Hay Tennis Club will then have a total of 8 synthetic grass courts all with lights.
Night Tennis competitions for both Monday and Wednesday will finish up this week with finals and play-off matches scheduled. Night tennis will then have a winter break with new competitions to commence after the school holidays. The draw and points ladders are displayed on the clubs website and finals details will be advised in next weeks Grazier.
The annual Griffith Open tourney will be held over the Long Weekend with enquiries to Steve Longworth who is managing the event. Family, juniors and graded events are on offer.
Annual memberships are becoming due with early payment discounts being offered.
Junior Sunday Morning activities will hold its last day on the weekend for this term. Two sessions will be held at 9.30am and 10.15am
The Monday night tennis leading teams across all grades are for A grade –The Hay Public School team of Ellie Jamieson and Bronwyn Hicks one point ahead of the next team of HWMHS. In B grade Kirsten and Max Hutchings for the Hay Newsagency are well ahead of equal second spots in Elders and Les’s Mobile Repairs. In the B Res grade the Lugsdin Toyota team of Warren Hunt pairing with youngsters Dylan Ilic and Daniel Green lead by 2 points while C grade the Foodworks team of Ruby Cattanach and Katie Howard are in the lead. Team numbers have increased to 25 across all grades with one round playable after this week to finals.
The Wednesday night leader with two rounds to go is the Bishops Lodge Motel team of Geoff Chapman , Ian Lilburne and Craig Anderson, two points ahead of Wyvern while the singles leader is Scott Dixon
Well done to Tilly Weeks who competed in the Wagga junior tourney last week. The regional tourney was the first junior one completed for the year with sufficient numbers.
There will be no Sunday activities this week the 30th May with Dillon Green performing very well on the weekend. Sunday activities will resume in the two sessions on 6th June.
The Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons Rural awards this week go to our current Facebook and Web scribes doing a great job -Bronny Hicks, Sam Davies and Steve Longworth
Tennis Competitions to half way Mark
Round three of the six week competition was completed last week. In Mondays play the night was cancelled due to the horrible weather together with sickness and local tragic circumstances.
Wednesdays play only entailed three doubles matches but the match of the night was the 5/6 6/5 draw between Damon and Zac Slatterys’ Lani Houston Consultant team against the Crightons Engineering team of Jock Crighton and Andrew Davies. Other wins went to Bishops Lodge motor Inn and Wyvern. No singles were held.
Congratulations to the Hay Public School team winning their Riverina quarter final against a former state champion school – Griffith East public School- the score being 5 sets 32 games to 3 sets 22 games.
The team comprised Dan and Hannah Jamieson, Matilda Nisbet and Hilton Hargreaves – these 4 players win this weeks Foodworks award. The team is scheduled to play their semi final in Hay against the Young Public School team. Young have eliminated Murrumburrah and Cootamundra schools
Sunday morning junior activities received a good number in the cool weather with Kodi Scott winning the weekly AgFlite award
Lani Houston receives the Crightons Rural weekly award for not only her great effort organising the early Sunday morning session 5yrs to 7 yrs group but for her ongoing expertise in grant applications one successfully resulting in work commencing on our court 5 resurfacing likely to start this week.
Top Tennis Round
Last week saw some top matches across all grades in both Monday and Wednesday play.
In Monday nights play the pick of the round was in A grade with the Japps Pharmacy new team comprising former Hay Junior champion Sarah Lugsdin partnering Ash Wacher narrowly losing to the Lani Houston /Steve Sharp team 6/5 6/2
For Wednesday night play Peter Davies and Dean Aylett for team doubles fill-ins as substitutes and Dan Jamieson a singles fill in all received the Crighton Cranes weekly award for their assistance and good performances.
The full results points table for both nights are listed on the clubs website.
Hilton Hargreaves has just competed in the 5 boys 5 girls Riverina Public School team in the state competition in Newcastle with some very good results. He started as number 4 ranked player in the team and ended up number two and received a Riverina medal runner up in his performances. An amazing experience. Hilton Receives this weeks AgFlite award.
Junior Sunday morning activities only comprised a second session Mothers Day special and congratulations to all participants with Tilly Weeks, Sam Patel and Uzair Shazad gaining this weeks Foodworks award
Night Tennis Competitions off to good start
Both the Monday and Wednesday night Competitions are off to a good start to run for six weeks.
The Monday combined Mixed/Womens competition has attracted 22 team entries (6- A Grade, 6 –B Grade and 10 – combined B Res/ C Grade)
The Wednesday Combined Mixed/Mens night has 9 teams playing the A/B Grade- 4 players are also competing singles.
Absolutely no forfeits are allowed as there are heaps of substitutes for the both nights. Further entries are still welcome with the full details on the club’s website.
The match of the night in Monday’s play was the 5/6 6/5 draw between Hay Jewellers Cherokee and Jaylen Dixon against Pynors Accountants Hannah and Trish Jamieson while in Wednesday night play the Elders team of Peter Head and Immy Molloy beat the Slats Painters team of Shane McGufficke and Anthony Slattery 5/6 6/4 both matches finishing on the maximum time limit. Very Very important that matches start by the scheduled start time.
Junior Sunday morning activities returned to the courts on Sunday in very pleasant conditions with some good improvement and good hitting to the following players who received this week’s weekly awards-Foodworks Emilie Quinn, AgFlite Prince Patel, Crightons Rural Benji Pearce
Tennis Recommences this week
New night tennis competitions commence this week on Monday (combined womens/mixed) and Wednesday (combined mens /mixed ) as well as a separate singles comp for those interested.
A good entry of 21 teams in 4 grades commenced the Monday competition with numbers still being finalised for the Wednesday night. Complete details are available on the tennis web site. Late entries are most welcome for the competitions to run for a further 5 weeks . Matches are commencing between 5pm and 7pm
Junior Sunday morning activities recommence this weekend for the two age groups . The first session for 5yrs to 7yrs group runs from 9.30 to 10.15am with the second group 8yrs to high school students running from 10.15am to 11.30 am . Thank you to the junior soccer organisers who have arranged their weekly sessions to start at 11.30 following the conclusion of tennis.
The annual wood raffle tickets are now available with full details in this weeks advertising section of the Riverine Grazier
New Tennis Competitions
Monday and Wednesday night tennis competitions catering for all grades will commence from Monday 26th April with full details outlined on the web. Competitions will run for about 6 weeks and finish before the cool weather settles in. Matches will be scheduled to start from 5pm to 7pm
Junior Sunday morning activities will recommence on 2nd May with the timetable also displayed on the tennis website.
A successful 3 day camp was held last week with a good number attending supervised by 4 coaches.
Tennis Competition Results
Monday Night Womens /Mixed competition finals results are as follows
A grade Hay Serv and Fitness (Trish Jamieson/Kirsten Hutchings) def HWMHS (Jan Zambon/Lou Gardam) 6/1 6/5
B grade Wooloondool (Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves) def Hay Newsagency (Kirsten and Max Hutchings) 6/0 5/6
B Res Les’s Small Business (Tania Stephenson/Alex and Charli Giddins) def Pynors Accountants (Hannah and Ellie Jamieson 6/5 6/5
B Special Riverine Grazier (Tertia Butcher/ Margie Mc Clelland) def Slats Fireworks (Jess Pearce/ Talitha Brown) 6/3 5/6
C grade IGA (Sharon Bunyan/ Jagger Shields) def Lugdin Toyota (Warren Hunt/ Daniel Green) 6/5 5/4
Junior Sunday morning activities will resume in May after the Anzac weekend with the timetable available on the web
No weekly tennis news for this week
Finals results in night comp and photos will be forwarded next week News.
Night tennis finals
Both the Monday and Wednesday night competitions finals are scheduled this week with result details to follow in next weeks Grazier.
Last weeks Monday nights womens/mixed round was cancelled due to the weather. With a good entry of 25 teams competing there will be 5 grades finals played, with the points ladders shown on the web.
In the Wednesday night mens/mixed competition there will be two grade finals played between the top 4 teams on the ladder.
Probably for the first time the Hay High School did not supply a boys team to contest the prestigious Stan Jones Trophy( boys high school tennis competition) an event old timers say they think has been running for 60 years or longer.
A number of Hay players were either injured or participating in other sports or unavailable or like previous years unaware the event was on. Disappointing to the Barham club and School organisers in their effort and time in getting the magnificent grass courts prepared. And a huge disappointment to the Hay Tennis Club who provides a good workable court hire system and cost for use of its facilities for school sport and offers assistance and coaching for the High School teams.
The High School girls however did play at Barham for the Floris Conway Cup – however were eliminated in their first match against a brilliant Finley High School . Larissa Sorenson at number 3 had a tough loss to well known Mia Cameron who has competed in Hay tourneys. Hays Riverina rep Sophie Curtis in the number one spot lost her singles and so too Indyanna Wilson losing in the number 2 spot. Sila Vula at number 4 narrowly lost 6/5 in her singles a great effort – really hard with limited grass court experience with two never playing on grass. The girls also lost their doubles.
At local junior tennis on Sunday a total of 26 players participated in the two- time groups . There will be now no tennis for the next two weeks with players asked to follow the web timetable.
The AgFlite and Foodworks awards go to Sophie Curtis, Indyanna Wilson Larissa Sorenson and Sila Vula for their play at Barham
The Crightons awards go to Max Hutchings, Rachel Taylor and Rhyla Bunyan with their efforts at Sunday tennis
Tennis Competitions to finals
This week will see the last round of play in the night competitions. The following week the finals will be held before the Easter break.
Monday finals will be A grade and B grade and due to the situation of 13 teams competing in the other grade it could be that three finals will be contested in this group.
Wednesdays play with 11 teams as well as singles being held will contest two teams finals. Last weeks play on this night produced some high standard matches across the complex. The improvement in the new players was noticeable. The match of the night was the Wyvern team of Scott and Jack winning 6/3 4/5 against the Lani Houston Consulting team of Lani and Immy Molloy. Earlier Scotty Dixon had a good 4/2 4/2 win against Alex Haidy and Lani had a 4/2 3/4 win against Geoff Chapman. Other results were The Convent beat AgFlite 6/3 5/6 , Crightons Rural beat Slats boys 6/4 6/4 , Slats Fireworks beat Bunyans Plumbing 6/2 6/4 and Bluebush Merino beat Bishops Lodge 6/4 6/3. The points ladders are displayed on the website.
The Griffith Club are keen to hold a tennis day on Sunday 27th June if any Hay players are interested to contact tony.
Sundays match in Deniliquin with a team of 16 Hay players competing was cancelled due to the weather. Deniliquin will hold its annual Easter tourney which includes juniors events .
It will also conduct special juniors tournaments on 17th and 18th April . There are only a handful of junior tourneys scheduled this year with Hay likely to play more team matches.
Sundays local activities will be held this weekend 5 yrs ( school ) to 7yrs- 9.30 am to 10.15 am ,and 10.15 to 11.30am for 8yrs to High School students
It is that time of the year again for the schools knockout competition with no play last year due to Covid. Good luck to the High Schools boys and girls teams who travel to Barham this week to play their annual western riverina cluster matches.
Summer Tennis Competitions nearing completion
Night tennis competitions are well past the halfway mark and continue to produce close results.
Slats Fireworks still are on top of the ladder in the Wednesday Night mens and mixed competition following its good win with an interesting result 6/0 3/6 against Scott Dixons Wyvern team. Earlier Scott had a win over undefeated singles leader Immy Molloy. Alex Haidy also had a good singles win. Well done to the new players for the night in Chris McClelland, Dan Jamieson Marcus Dhu and George from Wyvern.
In the Monday night womens and mixed competition two very close matches with near identical scores were won by Ellie Jamieson and Bronny Hicks for the HPS 5/6 6/4 against the Woodpark Poll team of Caz Barnett and Julie Lawrence as well as the other A grade match with the HWMHS team of Jan Zambon and Lou Gardam 6/4 5/6 against the Hay Services and Fitness team. A 6/1 1/6 draw resulted in B grade between Hay Newsagency and Auscott.
The Griffith Club are keen to hold a tennis day on Sunday 27th june if any Hay players are interested.
There will be no Sunday Morning junior activities this weekend Sunday 14th as a junior Hay contingent of 20 players will travel to play green ball sets against Deniliquin and Griffith teams to be held in Deniliquin.
Last Sunday there was a good roll up and thanks to the experience of Warren Hunt running and participating in a three quarters court orange ball competition. Well done to this group a number playing this type of tennis for the first time – these players being Noah Witherby, Mason Pearce, Sam Partel, Ryan Clark, Ashton Green and Archie Auldist.
Many thanks to Immy Molloy for all her coaching and we wish her all the best returning to University. Immy will continue to coach in holiday periods.
Hay Tennis Juniors play Deniliquin and Griffith
A three way match amongst Hay Deniliquin and Griffith is scheduled to be played at Deniliquin on Sunday 21st March.
The team will be finalised at Sunday morning activities this coming weekend. At this stage it is envisaged green ball standard with a possibility of orange three quarter court for some players with the Hay team comprising up to 12 to 16 players in total. Last week an early 9.30am session start began for the 5 yrs to 7 yrs group. This was followed by the normal group 8yrs to high schoolers at 10.15am.
Night competition teams numbers for both Monday and Wed competitions continue to increase so players need to check the updated draw on the web.
The A grade women’s on Monday night is so close on the points table that any one of the six competing teams is worthy of the premiership. In B Grade the Wooloondool team of Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves remain unbeaten following their 6/1 5/6 win against the Hay Newsagency team of Kirsten and Max Hutchings. In B Res /C grade the Les,s Small Engines team of Charli Giddins and Tania Stephenson has gone to outright leader following its 6/4 4/4 win against AgFlite headed by Amanda Kelton.
The men’s saw competition leaders Slats Fireworks have a 6/3 3/6 draw against Jock Crighton’s Rural team. While the Blubush Merino team of Geoff Chapman and Ian Lilburne had a brilliant 6/3 5/5 win over the Lani Houston Cosultant team. In the singles competition Immy Molloy has gone to outright leader but she will be tested this week opposing former club champion Scott Dixon.
The AgFlite award goes to Simon Bunyan stepping back onto the tennis court since his junior days to assist at Sunday junior’s activities. The Crighton’s Rural award to Max Hutchings for his Sunday play and the Foodworks award to Ben Taylor for his play at our new youngsters session on Sunday
Sunday Tennis Juniors in Full Swing
A good participation number played Sunday morning activities well managed by the coaches. Competition doubles winners were Dan Jamieson and Dillon Green as well as Kodi Scott and Tilly weeks. This coming Sunday Mar 7th will see the start of the younger age group 5 yrs to 7yrs commencing with their times from 9.30 am to 10.15 am The normal group 8 yrs to High schoolers continues at 10.15 to 11.30
Congratulations to Hay Public School student Hilton Hargreaves in being selected in the Riverina team comprising 4 boys and 4 girls. Hilton was selected in this team last year but the competition was cancelled due to Covid.
The night competitions round two were completed with an additional three extra teams joining Monday night. The closest match of the night was in A grade with the Elders team of Kate and Sophie Stephens winning 5/6 6/4 against the HWMHS team of Jan Zambon partnering Tracy Newnham who was playing her first Hay competition game with good form. The other closest match was in B Res/ C grade which saw Bidgee Bobcat and Demo (Sila Vula and Indyanna Wilson) winning 6/2 4/6 against the Japps team of Lyla Quinn and Karen Martin
Two very close 6/5 6/4 identical score wins were recorded by Woolooondool and Lugsdin Toyota over Hay Jewellers and Riv Grazier.
The Wednesday night saw some turnabout results this time with AgFlite and Te Aro beating round one winners Bluebush Merino and Bunyans Plumbing . The match of the night saw the lani Houston Consulting team ( Lani Houston and Immy Molloy) win 6/5 6/3 against the Crightons Rural Engineering team of Jock Crighton and Andrew Davies
Information is now available for the Deniliquin Easter tourney which comprises a fantastic atmosphere catering for all ages and grades with separate events held on separate days.
The Agflyte award with good shots on Sunday at group 2 were Rachel Taylor and Noah Witherby
The Crightons Rural award group1 and 3 went to Hannah Jamieson and Ryla Bunyan
The Foodworks award to Hilton Hargreaves –Riverina team
Both Monday and Wednesday Night Tennis competitions as well as Sunday Morning junior activities all started last week.
The Monday womens and mixed doubles has attracted 22 teams over 4 grades with the closest match in B grade with a drawn result 6/3 3/6 between Hay Newsagency( Kirsten and Max Hutchings) and Hay Jewellers (Cherokee and Jaylen Dixon). The closest A grade match was the split sets win by HPS(Elle Jamieson and Bronny Hicks ) 6/2 3/6 against Elders. The best of the combined B Res and C grade matches were the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team Indyanna Wilson and Sila Vula win against Hydes Plumbing as well as the IGA first time appearance Jagger Shields with nan Sharon Bunyan win 6/3 5/5 against the Japps team of Lyla Quinn and Karen Martin. ( Note for Grazier – a couple of photos to come-- if space and quality ok )
The Wednesday mens and mixed has an entry of 9 teams in a combined A and B Grade as well as 3 at the moment competing singles. Ian Lilburne made a fine debut to competition when his Bluebush Merino team with Geoff Chapman won their grudge match against Te Aro 6/3 6/2. Jock Crighton made a welcome return for Crightons Rural when he and Andrew Davies had a good win against Bishops Lodge Motor Inn. Other winners were Bunyans Plumbing coming from behind for a 5/6 6/2 win and Slats Fireworks a top 6/3 6/5 win.
A very hot Sunday morning kept numbers down for our first day but it was a good atmosphere and well organised activities. Drinks were certainly enjoyed at our finish time.
The AgFlite award goes to Tilly Weeks, Kodi Scott and Dallas Giddins – Sundays winners
The Foodworks award to Samarth Patel – progressed to orange ball competition
The Crightons Rural award goes to Riley Cooke, Ryan Clark, Grant Dwyer and Jye Scott- non competition players big improvement
Night Tennis Competitions underway
The Monday and Wednesday night competitions commence this week. As at the weekend the Monday night womens competition which includes some mixed pairs had a good entry of 21 teams in 4 grades. Further details including the draw is available on the club’s website.
The long awaited junior club activities recommences this coming Sunday Feb 21st at the new time of 10.15 and finishing time 11.30. A junior competition will also commence for players up to high school year 8 students to include a singles and doubles match in two grades. For those not strong enough for competition play junior activities and coaching will continue with players age 8 yrs and over (7 yrs allowed for those players already participating at 2020 Sunday morning tennis.) A special group 5 yrs to 7 yrs will soon be organised with further details to follow.
Hay hopes to be involved in a threeway match with Deniliquin and Griffith – the first to be played in Deniliquin in March with selections guided by the Sunday competition.
Vic Country Week
Sadly the weeklong event scheduled to be held this week in Swan Hill was cancelled. Anthony Slattery had organised a mens team to represent Hay.
The Foodworks Crightons and Agflite awards this week go to St Marys pupils Tilly Weeks and Jaylen Dixon who gained selection at the Diocesan Trials in Dubbo and competed in the Polding championships in Newcastle.
And also goes to the Hay public School pupils Dan And Hannah Jamieson, Archie Houston and Hilton Hargreaves who gained selection at the Sth West Riverina trials in Deniliquin to compete for the Riverina team in Griffith next week.
Tennis Starts from Monday
Night tennis competitions commence for the combined womens and mixed doubles on Monday nights from Feb 15 (entries close this week ) and for the combined mens and mixed doubles on Wednesday nights from Feb 17 (entries close next week). Another singles competition will also be held Wednesday nights.
Players can enter as a team of two or more players or individually either online or contacting Tony or Warren. The Monday night will probably be 4 grades and the Wednesday night 3 grades. Competitions will run for approximately 6 weeks. Further information can be found on the Hay Tennis Club website.
Junior Sunday morning activities will commence on 21st feb and will include a junior competition in various grades as well as fun activities and coaching for the younger ones. Sunday times are a little different with further details to follow.
The Foodworks, Crightons Rural and Agflite awards go to the coaches involved in the successful running of three camps over the holidays –these being Stu Callaghan, Immy Molloy, Alex Haidy, Kenny Hargreaves, Lani Houston and Delilah Crighton
Night tennis competitions
Players are reminded that entries are currently being taken for the forthcoming Monday and Wednesday night tennis competitions with full details to be advised in next week’s Grazier
Meanwhile the Victorian Country week will hold its annual carnival shortly with limited numbers with Hay again entering a men’s team. Further details will follow Sent from my iPhone
Tennis Activities Planned
Night Tennis Competitions are set to commence from Monday 15th Feb with entries now being taken. Monday again will entail women’s or mixed pairs with Wednesday play being men’s or mixed pairs in various grades. Players can enter individually or with a partner. The singles competition for both men and women will also again be held on Wednesday nights.
Junior Sunday morning activities will recommence on 21st Feb
In the mean time the third school holiday camp is being conducted this week again reaching maximum numbers. Congratulations to Stuart and the other coaches for the success of these activities.
Tennis Camps Success
The first Tennis Camp held last week proved very successful with camp number two being held this week. Both camps were booked out with maximum numbers accepted.
Camp number three to be held Jan 26 27 28 has still a few vacancies with enquiries to Stuart. Well done to all those involved.
The regular Sunday morning junior fun activities will recommence in February with full details on the web.
There are still 2021 calendars available which can be collected from the Clubhouse or at the business advertisers.
Tennis finals completed
A further three grades Monday night competition finals were completed last week with details as follows –
A Res grade Hay Public School (Bronny Hicks and Elle Jamieson) beat Japps Pharmacy (Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon) 6/4 6/3
B grade St Marys (Cherokee Dixon and Felicity Kew) beat Hay Services & Fitness (Tania and Matilda Nisbet) 6/1 6/4
C grade Les,s Mobile Repairs (Tania Stephenson and Alex Giddins) defeated Bidgee Bobcat (Indyanna Wilson and Sila Vula ) 6/1 4/6
The B Res final between The Riverine Grazier and IGA will be played in the new year
The first two school holiday camps are booked out with Stuart now accepting names for camp three to be held on 26,27,28 Jan
The 2021 Tennis Club Community Calendar is now available and can be collected from the calendars business advertisers or at the clubhouse. A great effort to those involved.
The weekly Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons Rural Awards go to Tracy Newnham, Sam Davies and the Riverine Grazier for compiling and printing the 2021 calendar. The award also goes to Wendy Heerey for starting and keeping the calendar going for 45 years.
Womens Tennis Finals Delay
The miserable weather last week for the Monday Night tennis finals caused a postponement to be played this week with match results and details to follow. One match however has since been played – the A grade match going down to the wire.
Gravina (Immy Molloy and Teresa Mirabelli ) beat Lani Houston Consulting (Lani Houston and Sophie Curtis)- the score being 3/6 6/2 and tiebreaker decider 7/5 ( photo to follow to Grazier)
Three junior tennis camps will be held over the school holidays organised by Stuart Callaghan. Information will be advised on the website shortly with the first one being held on Jan 5,6,7 from 9am to 11am each day
Organised tennis activities finished for year
The Wednesday night tennis competition was finalised last week while the Monday night with five grade finals is scheduled this week.
The last round of play was held on Wednesday and following results winners were determined by their ladder points with champions as follows A grade Pynors Accountants- Jensen and Kenny Hargreaves, and Alex Haidy. A Res grade Hay Newsagency-Paula Comb and Peter Davies. B grade The Convent- Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves. The singles winner was Immy Molloy.
Monday nights finals report will be advised week next with full details of all competitions listed on the clubs web.
The last of the Sunday morning junior fun activities was held on the weekend with those attending receiving their well earned treat. Many thanks to the players and coaches supporting this vital program in preparing the juniors to eventually move through the ranks to competition play.
A coaching camp will be held in the holidays with more details to follow.
A good AGM meeting was held on Sunday morning following junior tennis and congratulations goes to Warren Hunt in accepting the Presidents role again for the next 12 months after leading the Club through a difficult and eventful year.
The weekly AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons Rural Awards this week go to our Sunday morning coaches Stuart Callaghan, Kenny Hargreaves, Lani Houston and Immy Molloy as well as President Warren Hunt
Tennis competitions to Finals
A big programme of matches with no byes this week will bring the night competitions to finals. Some top matches were played in both Monday and Wednesday nights.
The pick of the Monday A/B grade was the drawn match between WoodPark Poll comprising Zac Molloy home in town for the weekend and coming to the rescue as a sub to partner Julie Lawrence 6/4 4/6 against the Elders team of Eleanor Miller and Sophie Stephens. Other wins in this grade went to Hay Newsagency, Gravina, HPS, Lani Houston Consulting and Japps Pharmacy.
In the B Res /C Grade the Hay Services and Fitness team of Tania and Matilda Nisbet had the closest win 6/4 5/6 against the Riverine Grazier team of Margie McCleland and Tertia Butcher with other wins going to Hydes Plumbing, St. Marys, IGA and Bidgee Bobcat and Demo. Following results this week the top 4 teams in each grade will contest 4 finals next week.
Seven high quality matches were completed on Wednesday night. Mark O’Brien won a 4/2 3/4 4/2 singles against Geoff Chapman. Mark then partnered Immy Molloy for Hay Shire to have a 5/6 6/4 win over the undefeated Pynors. The Slats Fireworks team of Peter Head and Anthony Slattery had a tough 6/3 5/6 win over 92 Computing. Tom Porter and Geoff Chapman for Amaroo had a good battle 6/3 6/3 win against Meggs Grain while the Hay Newsagency team of Paula Comb and Peter Davies continued the close match trend with a 6/2 3/6 win over Hay Pizza Bar. In the B Grade section Les’s Mobile Repairs had a 6/2 6/4 win against Hay Jewellers while the Hay Services and Fitness with Liam Woods the big improver winning against The Convent.
A good number attended Sunday morning with three coaches organised. Marco Tumolero continues good mature play. This coming Sunday will be the last for 2020.
The Club is still operating under Covid conditions in accordance with Tennis NSW regulations and guidelines and this will continue until otherwise advised.
The AGM will be held Sunday at 1115 following junior tennis
Good Quality Tennis Competition Matches
Eleven matches were completed at Monday Night Tennis with some good tennis. The closest match of the night was in the A and B grade group with the High School team of Jan Zambon and Lou Gardam having a very close win against the Elders team of Eleanor Miller and Sophie Stephens the score 5/6 6/4. The other close result in this grade saw the Murphys Clothing team of Kate Murphy and Ellen Zambon win 6/2 4/6 against WoodPark Poll comprising Julie Lawrence and Caz Barnett. Well done to the substitutes Harriet Lugsdin and Katie Arandt in the Bishops Lodge Motor Inn win against Meggs Grain Handlers. Other winners were Hay Newsagency, Lani Houston Consulting and Hay Public School.
The closest match in the B Res C grade group was the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team of Indyanna Wilson and Sila Vula having a 6/4 4/2 victory over The Hay Services and Fitness team comprising Alex Hussain and Megan Caspar both playing their first tennis with honors. The Hydes Plumbing team of Marco Tumolero and Jack Hutchings came from behind to beat Hay Jewellers Tiff Marsden and Therese Murphy 5/6 6/0. Other winners were Riverine Grazier, St Marys and Lugsdin Toyota
The mens round was of a high quality with a brilliant match won by Kenny and Jensen Hargreaves Pynors Accountants team 6/5 3/3 against Slats Fireworks. The Meggs Grain team of Dean Aylett and Daniel Stewart got their revenge and beat The Hay Newsagency team this round 4/6 6/3. Amaroo were too good for Hay Pizza bar and Hay Shire had a 4/6 6/2 win over 92 Computing.
Immy Molloy and Geoff Chapman had a 4/2 2/4 drawn singles.
Only 8 registrations had been received for Sunday fun activities and with the weekend heat – the session was cancelled, with hopefully better weather this weekend. Registrations are to be made by Saturday morning to enable a program and coaches required to be worked out.
Tennis Grant Success for New Court
The Tennis Club has received a grant for an additional tennis court, converting the unused lit clay court to synthetic grass. This will bring to total 8 courts playable a better number now in conducting tournaments as well as local night competitions. It will be separately enclosed, ideal for coaching.
The Grant is part of the NSW Stronger Country Community Fund. Many thanks goes to Lani Houston in her time and efforts on grant applications.
Ten good matches some to the maximum time limit were completed across the four grades at last weeks play. Three standout matches were played in the combined A and B grade with the HPS team of Bronny Hicks and Elle Jamieson beating Elders 5/6 6/4 and a near identical score saw Wooloondool Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves beat Bishops Lodge Motel. The other match was the Japps Pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon beating the HWMHS team 6/4 4/5
The closest matches in the combined B Res and C grade was the IGA team of Sarah Bunyan and Mollie Bolitho winning 6/5 6/3 against the Riverine Grazier as well as the St. Marys team of Felicity Kew and Cherokee Dixon win 6/2 6/5 against the Bidgee Bobcat team
Wednesday night competition was cancelled due to the miserable weather.
Well done to Prince Patel, Emma Curtis, Tilly Weeks and Jaylen Dixon who represented St. Marys at the Diocesan trials held in Dubbo last week. Congratulations to Tilly and Jaylen being selected with the tournament to be held in early 2021. These four players get this weeks AgFlite, foodworks and Crightons Eng weekly awards
Sunday morning local activities were cancelled due to only 9 players available and the predicted unpleasant weather. Sunday morning activities will continue up to Dec 6th and on this day the AGM will follow
Tennis Major Fundraiser
The Tennis Clubs Community Calendar has now become its major fundraiser in recent years with the Annual Open Tournament not being held again this year.
Arrangements for the 2021 Calendar sees the birthday entries close this week Friday 13th November. Thanks to all the ongoing and new Advertisers who are supporting the calendar which has been in production for 45 years originally started by former committee member Phil Simpson and maintained and kept going by the enthusiasm and hard work of Wendy Heerey.
Once produced the calendars are free to be picked up at any of the advertisers available before Christmas.
The fundraiser has assisted in keeping tennis fees to a minimum for a number of years now and hopefully this can continue. Last minute birthday entries can go to Tracy Newnham or Sam Davies.
The warmer weather finally came for Monday night competition play for the 11 matches scheduled with a number receiving byes.
Winners in the A and B grade group were Bishops Lodge Motel, Wooloondool, Hay Newsagency, Gravina. Woodpark Poll and Hay War Memorial High School
B Res and C grade wins went to St. Marys, Hay Serv and Fitness, Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, and Les s Small Engine Repairs.
The closest match of the night was the Elders team of Sophie Stephens and Elanor Miller defeating the Japps team 3/6 6/1
Only three Wednesday matches (1 singles and 2 doubles were contested) on the state of origin night. Mark O”Brien had a narrow victory over Geoff Chapman 4/2 3/4 . The doubles team of 92 Computing comprising Steve Longworth and Tommy Lugsdin won 6/2 6/2 against Amaroo while the Hargreaves brothers Pynors team were too strong for Hay Shire.
Well done to the all girls year 5 group Genevieve Williamson, Tilly Weeks, Matilda Nisbet and Charli Giddins who played some great points at Sunday morning fun activities. Good luck to Tilly heading to Dubbo soon for the Diocese team selections to play in 2021
The Foodworks award goes to Sue Hanna for her out of retirement great volleys in last weeks tough A grade match
The AgFlyte award goes to Tiem Wilson returning to play after her bad leg injury last year.
The Crightons Rural Award go to Mr and Mrs Fenton (Mischelle Schiller mum and dad) who have now returned to Hay and were wonderfully spectating and enjoying last Mondays competition play.
Good play in Wednesday Tennis
Whilst the Monday night womens/ mixed was cancelled due to the wintery wet weather the Wednesday mens/ mixed / singles provided plenty of good points across all grades.
Hay Newsagency continue their good run with a 6/2 5/6 win over the weekly special team of Jan Zambon and Bede Schiller. The Pynors Accountants team has moved to top of the ladder with its strong win over Zanda Haidy Hay Pizza Shop team. Les,s Mobile Repairs team with Tony Callaghan making a successful return had a 6/3 6/3 win against Meggs Grain. The Hay Services and Fitness team of Liam Davies and Matt Blanchonette also made a good return to the courts with a 6/4 6/2 win against Hay Jewellers while the match of the night saw Slats Fireworks come from behind to win 4/6 6/2 against the Hay Shire combination of mark O”Brien and Immy Molloy.
A good registration of 15 juniors with three coaches participated at Sunday fun activities. Matilda Nisbet and Charli Giddins played a good singles and doubles match. Dillon Green won some fun activities while in the younger group Ryan Clark, Grant Dwyer and Cameron Clark made some nice enthusiastic shots.
This week Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlyte awards go to Ollie and Abbey Liddington who were missed at Sunday juniors activities following their move from Hay and wishing them all the best at their new town.
Good start to Tennis Competitions
A total of 16 matches were played in good spirit and conditions on the opening round of the Monday and Wednesday night tennis competitions. Play is scheduled between 50 to 80 mins with only one match halted at the 80 min mark.
The Monday competition entails 13 teams in a combined A and B grade with another 13 teams in a combined B Reserve and C grade
The closest match was the Hydes Plumbing team of Marco Tumolero and Jack Hutchings winning 6/3 5/6 against the Mystery team. The next closest was the Riverine Grazier of Margie McClelland and Tertia Butcher winning coming from behind 4/6 6/1 against the Hay Jewellers. Another good clash was the Hay Services and Fitness team of Matilda and Tania Nisbet winning 6/3 6/4 against Foodworks. Sarah Bunyan and Mollie McLean for IGA and back on the courts since their junior days had a 6/5 6/2 debut great win against Lugsdin Toyota.
In the top grade the HPS team of Bronny Hicks and Elle Jamieson had the closest win 6/3 6/4 against last season’s runner up Murphys Clothing. Other winners in both grades went to Bishops Lodge Motor INN, WoodPark Poll, Wooloondool, Japps, and L. Houston Consulting.
The Wednesday night competition comprises a combined mens and mixed competition as well as a separate singles comp. The singles match saw Immy Molloy beat Mark O’Brien in a top match 2/4 4/1. These two players then combined for Hay Shire to beat the defending champions Amaroo 6/0 5/6. Jensen Hargreaves made a welcome return to the courts for Pynors when he and Kenny toppled Slats Fireworks 6/5 4/3 . The Convent team of Hilton and Jacqui Hargreaves had a good 6/5 6/2 win over hay Jewellers while the Hay Newsagency team of Peter Davies and Paula Comb also had a good 6/3 6/5 win against Meggs Grains.
Juniors was called off on Sunday Morning due to the weather with registrations now being taken for this coming Sunday
Sarah Bunyan and Mollie McLean having their first game for many many years and had a win both share the AgFlyte, Crightons and Foodworks awards.
Good Entry for Monday Night Tennis
The combined womens and mixed doubles Monday night tennis competition commencing this week has attracted 25 teams to date. The Wednesday night mens and mixed as well as singles had 6 team entries as at the weekend. Matches will run from 50 mins to 80 mins max and first to 6 game sets will continue with play still being monitored under covid conditions with the kiosk now operating. The full details are available on the tennis website.
Junior fun activities resumed on Sunday at the new starting time of 10am. A good number of near capacity participants were well supported by 5 coaches. Registrations are needed each week in advance up to the day before. Ollie Liddington and Marco Tumolero went well with Ashton Green having a good singles win. Tilly Weeks, Abbey Liddington and Matilda Nisbet are ready to collect their weekly prize following their team results.
The AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons award this week goes to Andrew and Tom Davies who are currently spending many hours of their time doing court fencing adjustments a big help for the coaches in retrieving tennis balls at the back of the courts.
New Tennis competitions
Entries for the new night competitions for Monday and Wednesday are now being taken. Monday night is generally women but in recent competitions has included a few male contestants.
Wednesday night is a combined men’s and mixed doubles as well as singles – players on this night can enter and play both the doubles and singles sections if they wish.
The web will be updated this week to advise the full details as well as Covid conditions in accordance with Tennis NSW.
Congratulations to Jacqui Hargreaves in now holding a position on the new-look South West Tennis committee as a parent representative who attended her first zoom meeting on the weekend. The previous paid and partly paid positions are no longer operating or have been transferred to Sydney due to the current available funds. Only one sanctioned Tournament has been held in the area with no reports received and all other tournaments abandoned due to the covid condition’s imposed. Hays tournament director advised that the restrictions made it hard to run a Hay Tourney this year and this included even a gala day.
Disposal of Green Shed and Equipment
The Tennis club is in the process of advertising for the sale and disposal of its clay court equipment, shed etc -See full advertisement details in this weeks Grazier
Community Tennis Calendar
Plans are in the process for the 2021 Tennis Calendar with birthday entries now being taken at the Tennis Club, Riverine Grazier, Centrespot Flowers or the Hay Tourist Centre.
Sunday morning junior fun activities resumes this coming Sunday 18th October at the new starting time of 10am. Registrations must be received by Saturday morning so the amount of coaches can be organised.
The AgFlite. Foodworks and Crightons Rural Awards this week all go to Wendy Heerey who has kept the Community Tennis Calendar going for 45 years. She has spent hours each year contacting prospective advertisers and had a good relationship with The Printed Post which has now closed down.
Tennis Finals Results
Three women’s tennis doubles were contested by the top six teams on the points ladder following a four week random draw Monday night competition.
The top division graded teams saw Gravina ( Immy molloy and Teresa Mirabelli ) beat Murphys Clothing 6/2 6/1 . The next division final was The Japps pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon won 6/3 6/3 against Woodpark Poll with the other division being Bishops Lodge Motor Inn ( Cherokee Dixon and Tilly Weeks ) winning 6/2 6/2 against the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team.
tennis doubles were contested by the top six teams on the points ladder following a four week random draw Monday night competition.
The top division graded teams saw Gravina ( Immy molloy and Teresa Mirabelli ) beat Murphys Clothing 6/2 6/1 . The next division final was The Japps pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon won 6/3 6/3 against Woodpark Poll with the other division being Bishops Lodge Motor Inn ( Cherokee Dixon and Tilly Weeks ) winning 6/2 6/2 against the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team.
Tennis Break for holidays
Night Competitions for both Monday and Wednesday sections, Juniors, Sunday morning activities as well as Stuart Callaghan private coaching will break for the school holidays.
Court hire as well as Immy Molloy and Kenny Hargreaves private coaching will continue.
It was top of the ladder points Amaroo (Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter) who were declared the Wednesday night competition winners after the short 4 week competition. (photo to grazier to follow) The team beat the Hay Newsagency in a rain interrupted last round night 6/5 6/3 to finish 3 points ahead of Wooloondool. The Meggs Grain team of Dean Aylett and Daniel Stewart after taking the first set 6/0 to set up an unbeatable lead but with fresh balls and a change of court then lost the second 2/6 to the Eli Elwah in a good contest. The Pynors team of Kenny and Hilton Hargreaves finished the comp on a strong note with a 6/1 6/0 0/2 win against the Lani Houston consulting team. Another top match was the Hay Shire close 6/2 6/5 win against the Slats Fireworks combination of Trish and Shayne McGufficke.
Singles competition winners were Amelia Maynard (good win against Mark O’Brien ) as well as Ollie Liddington.
The top six teams on the ladder in the 15 teams competing on Monday nights will contest three finals this week. Emma Johnson made a fine tennis debut for Auscott winning her first set before going down to the Foodworks team of Anna Lilburne and Sue Parslow 3/6 6/2. Hay Jewellers mother and daughter Anne McNally and Therese Murphy combined well with a 6/3 6/3 win against Bidgee Bobcat and Demo. The Hay services and Fitness team of Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves had a close 6/2 6/5 win against Hydes Plumbing. Other wins went to Wooloondool, Gravina, Woodpark Poll and Japps Pharmacy with the full points on the website.
One singles was completed on the night won by Jack Hutchings.
The last session of Sunday morning activities was held on Sunday prior to the break. Noah Witherby continues to improve with Abbey Liddington putting in a good effort.
Tennis Competition to final
The Monday night short competition involving 15 teams in a weekly random draw will host three finals for the top six teams on the ladder. This will be held on the 28th Sept being the first Monday of the school holidays with only the three matches scheduled. Entries for a new competition to commence after the holidays are now being taken. Last week seven good matches were played with the Japps Pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon having a 6/2 2/6 draw against the Hydes Plumbing team.
The continual improvement paid off for the Hay Jewellers team of Tiff Marsden and Therese Murphy having their first win 6/5 6/3 against Foodworks. Well done to the Bishops Lodge Motor Inn team of Cherokee Dixon and Tilly Weeks for their close win against Lugsdin Toyota. The Gravina team of Teresa Mirabelli and Immy Molloy came from behind to beat the Wooloondool girls 4/6 5/0 .
Other good wins went to Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, Murphys Clothing (who has now bounced back to top of ladder) and Elders.
It was a good atmosphere at Wednesday night tennis when all the courts were being utilised from 4.30 pm onwards with coaching, social play, the singles competition as well as the doubles.
Singles winners were Indyanna Wilson and Immy Molloy.
The doubles match of the night comprising the brilliant long and tactical rallies to match the US Open, was the Hay Newsagency team of Paula Comb and Peter Davies 6/5 2/4 result against the mystery team this week comprising top play from Jan Zambon. The Lani Houston Consulting team of Alex Haidy and Sophie Curtis again had another draw the score 6/4 4/6 against the Eli Elwah team of Bede Schiller and Ralph Robson. The Amaroo team of Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter continue to head the ladder following its 6/2 4/6 win against the Les,s Mobile Repairs with Pacey Marks again playing well.
The Meggs Grain team of Dean Aylett and Daniel Stewart opened their winning account with a 6/1 2/6 win against Pynors while Wooloondool had a tough 6/3 6/5 win over Hay Shire. The centre court stage saw the Slats Fireworks team of Anthony Slattery and Shane McGufficke having a narrow win against 92 Computing 6/2 4/5
Two new players were welcomed to Sunday morning activities with a good allocated number participating with four coaches organised under covid conditions. Another session will be held this week again at 11am with advance registrations required.
The AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons awards go to Peter Davies and Paula Comb for their well-earned marathon result last Wednesday.
Extra tennis teams
Night tennis competitions have increased teams now with 15 womens and 12 mens teams competing. Matches will be from 50 mins to 75 mins duration.
Last weeks reports are as follows- for Monday womens matches the Japps Pharmacy team of Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon have gone to equal co leaders on the ladder following its 6/2 3/6 win against the Lugsdin Toyota team. The other co leader is the Hydes Plumbing team of Kirsten and Max Hutchings who had a 6/2 5/6 win over Woodpark Poll. Another good match was the Gravina team of Immy Molloy and Sophie Curtis coming from behind to beat the strong Murphys Clothing team 4/6 6/0
Other winners were IGA, Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, Elders and Auscott.
Teams doubles as well as the start of the singles were played on Wednesday. In singles Mark O’Brien had a 4/1 3/4 0/2 narrow edge over Immy Molloy. These two players then combined for the Hay Shire to beat 92 Computing 6/1 4/6. The match of the night saw the Wooloondool team of Nick and Herbie Maynard team beat Slats Fireworks 6/3 6/4 . the Amaroo team of Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter remain on top of the ladder with a 6/3 6/5 win against Meggs Grain. The Lani Houston Consulting team of Alex Haidy and Sophie Curtis had a top 6/3 3/6 draw against the Mystery team while the out of retirement Les’s Mobile Repairs team combination of Tony Callaghan and Pacey Marks had many long rallies win 6/2 6/2 against Hay Newsagency. The Eli Elwah team of Bede Schiller and Ralph Robson broke through with a 6/5 6/3 win against the Pynors Accountants.
Some nice tennis in good weather was conducted on Sunday with the 11am start time continuing next week.
The AgFlite Foodworks and Crightons awards go to Lucy Pless and Laura Zambon for their good victory against the master Warren Hunt in last Mondays play
Good start to tennis competitions
Eleven matches were held on Monday and Wednesday nights for the start of the Spring womens and mens competitions
Mondays closest match was the Woodpark Poll team of Lisa and Emily Headon winning 6/5 6/4 against the IGA team of Kirsten and Jack Hutchings. Another top match saw Murphys Clothing of Kate Murphy and Ellen Zambon beating the top Elders team of Bronny Hicks and Elle Jamieson 6/5 6/2 . Other wins went to Bishops Lodge Motor Inn, Hydes Plumbing , Japps pharmacy and Hay Service and Fitness.
Three good matches were contested for the teams doubles (no singles were played) to start the mens competition. Slats Fireworks the favourites had some good rallies in their win against the Pynors Accoutants team of Kenny Hargreaves partnering younger brother Hilton who has replaced the injured Jensen- the score 6/3 6/1. The grudge match saw the Amaroo team of Geoff Chapman and Tom Porter win 6/2 5/4 against the Eli Elwah team of Ralph Robson and Bede Schiller. The other match was 92Computing comprising Steve Longworth and Lani Houston winning 6/3 6/4 against the Meggs Grain fit and fast team of Danny Stewart and Dean Aylett
Sunday morning fun activities will resume this weekend to start at 11am with any new registrations required by Saturday to organise the number of coaches required.
Emily and Lisa Headon as well as Kirsten and Jack Hutchings get this weeks Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlite awards for their top doubles match
New Spring Tennis Competitions
New Spring competitions to run for four weeks commences this week for Monday Womens and Wednesday mens doubles with all matches scheduled to run for 50 mins up to 75 mins maximum.
Singles may also run on Wednesday if there is sufficient interest. The full details including teams are listed on the web.
As at Sunday, 13 womens teams and 9 mens had entered.
Meanwhile major works have been held at the club in preparation hopefully to lay a synthetic grass court over clay court number 5 bringing the total courts playable to eight and all lit.
Another good number under Covid Conditions enjoyed the Sunday morning junior activities with Ashton Green playing some nice shots. The juniors winners were Erika Guan, and Sally Dwyer. This Sunday 6th Sept will be a rest day and then play will be held on the following three Sundays up to the school holidays. At this stage the start time will remain at 11am
Bede Schiller again scores the Foodworks, Agflite and crightons Rural awards for his hard work and leadership in the current works at the club.
Tennis Club Clean Up Day
The Tennis club held a major clean up on the weekend with a view of discarding all the claycourt equipment and prepare for a further synthetic court. The green shed , clay court equipment as well as the pump located in the green shed will be offered for tender sale.
The clay courts have been unused now for three years but with a new synthetic court will bring the total number of courts playable to 8 all synthetic grass and all under lights. This number is currently sufficient and affordable to run all Hay tennis activities.
Meanwhile this week will see rest days on Monday and Wednesday night tennis with a Spring competition commencing next week from Monday 31/8 . The competition will revert back to Monday womens doubles and mens Wednesday doubles . Wednesday will also hold a singles comp so players can play both singles and doubles if they wish. Full details are on the web. Last weeks singles was called off due to the bad weather.
Seven doubles matches were completed with an exciting draw in the womens group between the Lugsdin Toyota 4/3 3/4 and Les,s Mobiles repairs with Dylan Ilic going well. Another close one was the 4/2 3/4 win by Anna Lilburne and Sue Parslow for Woodpark Poll against the Hay Jewellers team of Tiff Marsden and Therese Murphy. Other wins went to Murphys Clothing, IGA, Meggs Grain Transport,
The mens winners were Bullants Motors and Bidgee Bobcat and Demo
Another enjoyable morning took place on Sunday at the junior activities with 5 coaches helping and despite a bit of a nuisance wind all players hit some good shots
Bede Schiller gets the Foodworks AgFlite and Crightons Rural awards this week for his top organising of the current works being undertaken at the courts.
Last Round of winter tennis
This week will see the last of our weekly organised singles and doubles matches before we start a Spring competition in various grades for doubles reverting back to our normal Monday and Wednesday mens and womens nights.
Last weeks doubles matches again were close with good quality play with winners being Foodworks, Bidgee Motor Inn, Bidgee Bobcat and Demo, and Crightons Rural while the closest match was the Murphys Clothing Store team of Jan Zambon and Kate Murphy winning 4/2 3/4 against the Les.s Small Business Repairs team of Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves.
In singles matches the closest match was the mark O.Brien win over Lani Houston 4/3 2/4 2/1 with other wins to Geoff Chapman, Anthony Slattery and Marcus Dhu
Junior activities with four coaches involved went well on Sunday with Charli Giddins, Marco Tumolero and Ollie Liddington hitting some nice shots in the older group while Grant and Sally Dwyer did well in the younger group. Weekly registrations under Covid conditions must be made in advance.
The AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons awards this week go to players who have played very little tennis and all had wins at their doubles last week these being Daisy Barnes, Katie Howard and Sila Vula
South Wagga will host a special UTR tournament event on 29th /30th August.
Night Tennis results
Four of the Monday teams doubles matches were closely contested.
In the womens group the Bishops lodge Motor Inn of Cherokee Dixon and Tilly Weeks had a 4/1 2/4 win against the IGA team. The Bidgee Motor Inn team of Kirsten and Jack Hutchings had a come from behind win to beat the Hay Jewellers 3/4 4/1
In the mens the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team of Alex Haidy and Immy Molloy had an exciting draw 4/3 2/3 against Slats fireworks comprising Shane McGufficke and Anthony Slattery while the O’Briens Fertilisers team of Mark O’Brien and Sophie Stephens had a 4/3 2/2 win against AgFlite. Other winners on the night went to Meggs Grain with Ollie Liddington playing well as well as the Murphys Clothing team of Ellen Zambon and Kate Murphy.
Singles winners Wednesday night saw Mark O’Brien having a good win against Daniel Zambon . Kenny Hargreaves giving Slats a lesson and Xavier molloy coming back to narrowly beat lani Houston however it was the great mature match of Hilton Hargreaves and Tilly Weeks with Hilton prevailing.
Junior Sunday morning continues at 11am with limited numbers with registrations required in advance. Private coaching also continues with three coaches currently operating. Coaching information is detailed on the web and those being coached must be members.
The Crightons Rural award goes to Cherokee Dixon who returned to competition tennis still displaying her talents she had in her junior days. The Foodworks award goes to Sophie Stephens who has returned to Hay and played so well substituting in a mens doubles match which she won. The AgFlite award goes to Alex Haidy who played with great maturity having a good drawn result against experienced opposition
Tennis Competition underway
The short duration tennis competitions for both Monday and Wednesday nights commenced this week in cool conditions.
Best of the mens Monday doubles was the Bullant Motors of Bede Schiller and Geoff Chapman beating the Bidgee Bobcat and Demo team the score being 3/4 4/3 2/0 while the closest womens result was Les’s Mobile Repairs team of Jacqui and Hilton Hargreaves coming from behind 3/4 4/1 to defeat the Crightons Rural team of Katie Arandt and Delilah Crighton. Best of the Wednesday singles opening round was the draw between Xavier Molloy and Daniel Zambon 4/3 2/4.
There are still a few membership renewals outstanding.Thank you to all the green pass memberships this year ( more than last year) with the green pass letter to be issued this week.
A good roll up on Sunday morning activities meant we needed to use the full complex of courts with the maximum 21 students allowed plus coaches necessary under the covid conditions.Players need to register each week by Friday night to monitor the juniors and coaches number.
The Agflite award this week goes to Mark O.Brien for his performances at both Monday and Wednesday competition. The Foodworks award goes to Kirsten Hutchings in her encouragement participating with the juniors at Monday night play while the Crightons Rural award goes to Marco Tumolerlo for his top play and attitude at Sunday juniors.
Junior Tennis success
Sunday morning saw the restart of group junior activities which included games and coaching under the covid conditions. This will continue each week with players needing to register by every Friday, to monitor the numbers allowed and to work out the number of coaches required.
Meanwhile private coaching continues with Stuart, or Immy or Kenny with details on the web.
Night tennis is back on for five weeks with hourly matches and early times to suit for this time of year. Monday doubles and Wednesday singles starts this week and late entries are welcome.
The Griffith tournament as well as all tournaments in the south west have been cancelled for the next month.
The AgFlyte, Foodworks and Crightons Rural Awards go this week to those players who played some nice shots at Sunday morning activities these being the brother and sister Ollie and Abbey Liddington and Katie Black.
Junior Tennis with conditions resumes on Sunday
Sunday morning group activities will resume after a break of four months. Under strict Covid conditions a maximum 12 juniors with 4 coaches/ hitters will play on the front 4 courts. The players group eligible will be for the beginners red ball or orange ball players and need to be at least 7 years old. Green and normal ball players are encouraged to play night competitions. Registrations must be made to Tony in advance to monitor the number allowed. The Sunday session will be from 11am to noon. The kiosk remains closed also the clubhouse is only open for toilet need.
Night tennis competitions for both men and women and juniors of a sufficient standard for Monday doubles and Wednesday singles for all grades commences from Monday 27h July with matches scheduled for the time being at 5pm and 6pm slots for one hour duration –full details will be listed on the web
Griffith will hold its special tourney Sunday 26th July open to all ages and levels.
Memberships for 2020/2021 are due by 31/7 – and thank you to all those who have paid, supporting the Club financially in these difficult times. Those receiving private coaching must renew to continue.
The Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons Rural Awards this week went to Archer and Gisselle Gill who joined in our Thursday School holiday juniors session to play some top points in their matches.
New Night Tennis competitions
New night competitions for Monday doubles and Wednesday singles for both men and women to include junior players of sufficient standard will commence from July 27th with entries now being taken. Due to the current circumstances, matches will be held at 5pm or 6pm for maximum duration of one hour.
The Tennis Club annual financial report is now available at the clubhouse. Tennis NSW has given an exemption of 3 months due to the Covid conditions to pay annual registrations / affiliations to help Clubs financially.
Our Thursday Juniors session was successful with three groups of players each for normal, green and orange ball groups and many thanks to the supervisors who were rotating between groups. The top group contained our Public School Riverina and Wilcania Forbes Diocesan reps. Green ball saw Prince Patel play consistently. Daniel Green and Abbey Liddington played good rallies in the orange ball group. Play will be held again this Thursday 16th 11am to 12.30 pm with all invited to play sets and needing to register for maximum number allowable Dillon Green had a very good singles.
The AgFlite Foodworks and Crightons Rural awards this week go to the outstanding Thursday morning juniors sets play to Lucy Davies, Hilton Hargreaves Tilly Weeks with Immy Molloy.
Wood raffle won by Lou Gardam drawn by Abbie Davies and big thank you to Bede Schiller and wonderful helpers
Tennis competition break of three weeks
After successfully holding a singles competition night for 10 weeks and a doubles night for 6 weeks, the club will have a three week break to start afresh from 26th Jul.
The singles had a total of 28 players participating on Wednesday nights with 20 regulars, with most keen to continue on Wednesday nights. The Monday night doubles attracted 10 womens teams and 5 mens teams. Closest singles matches last week saw Kate Murphy high standard win 4/3 4/2 win against Sophie Curtis and Lani Houston beating Marcus Dhu 4/2 4/3. Best of the doubles matches was the Lugsdin Toyota team of Trish and Dan Jamieson winning 4/3 2/4 4/3 against the Hay Newsagency team of Jan Zambon and Lou Gardam as well as the Foodworks combination of Ellie and Jodie Hicks beating the Murphys Clothing team of Therese Murphy and Tiff Marsden. The Slats Fireworks team had a good win over 92 Computing.
All competition entries men women or juniors are now being taken for Monday doubles and Wednesday singles to be made online or contact Tony. Players who have been participating must re-enter for the new competitions to confirm they still wish to continue- matches will continue at 5pm or 6pm in this cold weather. Details will appear on the web.
A school holiday junior session match play for orange, green and normal balls will be held this coming Thurs and Friday the 9th and 10th July with participants to contact Tony for registration. Under the Covid regulations we can only accept up to 20 players which includes the 4 adult players on the 6 courts available. Session times will be 11am to 12.30 pm
All court hire hitting still has to be monitored.
Our wood raffle will be drawn on Saturday this weekend with the winning ticket person sure to enjoy in this cold weather and many thanks to those involved with the organising.
News Before June 30 2020
News Before June 30 2019