Gajdosovas grab title from Stosurs

CHAMPION TEAM: The victorious side for the Coleambally Tennis Club autumn competition – Gajdasovas. Pictured are (back, from left) Claire Robb, Scott Perkins, Michael Wilson and Diana Burge and (front) Nathanael Goudie, Blake Mannes, Linda Goudie and Patrick O’Donnell. On April 24, two teams came together for the grand final of the Coleambally Tennis Club’s autumn competition.

Four teams of eight people played nine weeks of tennis, culminating in the play-off.

The night was possibly the best night the club had had for tennis; it was still, warm and insect free.

Throughout the competition the club had played in freezing, hot, insect-infested and rainy weather and lightning.

But members are dedicated to their tennis and continued to turn up each week.

The competition was evenly situated, with grand finalists the Stosurs and Gajdosovas finishing on the same points.

Team Rodionovas came third and the Dokics brough up the rear.

This competition saw a number of new members who were just starting out as tennis players and they appeared to have a great deal of fun.

The Gajdosovas started the night well, winning the first six games convincingly.

Finally the Stosurs’ Andrew Mannes and Ian Payne held their ground and took a win off Patrick O’Donnell and Scott Perkins.

From then on it was game for game with the next three games finishing six apiece.

Finally the Gajdosovas emerged victorious.

Congratulations to Gajdosovas captain Linda Goudie and her team Patrick O’Donnell, Scott Perkins, Diana Burge, Michael Wilson, Blake Mannes, Claire Robb and Nathanael Goudie on a good win.

Commiserations to Stosurs’ Andrew Mannes, Ian Payne, Demi Evans, Naomi Sheppard, Julie Jackson, Monika Burgess, Sarah Collier and George Payne.

The night finished with the presentation of trophies and supper.

The juniors continue to improve and the competition’s junior encouragement award went to Nathanael Goudie and Claire Robb.

Well done.

The tennis committee would like to thank all those dedicated to their tennis who turned up early every week and set up the nets and chairs, coached the juniors when required and cleaned up at the end of the night.

Much appreciated.

The tennis club is going to trial a couple of family fun competition days between now and the next competition.

If you are interested in playing social tennis on a Sunday stay tuned to this space.

The next Tuesday night competition will commence in September 2012.

If you are ten or over, can serve the ball from the base-line and would like to have a go at tennis please call Demi Evans on 6954 4256 before September 2012.

Every skill level will be made welcome.

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