Tennis classic scores a hit
THE 16th Annual South Gippsland Junior and Open Classic tournament was held at the Leongatha Tennis Club on Wednesday, January 6 and Thursday 7 January.
The tournament was blessed with amazing weather and a great number of players; 78 individual entries from across Gippsland and Melbourne.
Play got underway at 8:30am on Monday on all 11 courts.
The sportsmanship, which was amazing, is a credit to the players, parents and coaches.
The Leongatha Tennis Club has done an amazing job having such a beautiful venue with its courts in perfect condition to host a big tournament with 10 and Under singles and doubles, 12 and Under singles, doubles and mixed, 14 and Under singles, doubles and mixed, 16 and Under singles, doubles and mixed and Open men’s and ladies’ singles.
The condition of the courts is a credit to John Bolge and further individual thanks must go to Warren Littlejohn, Frank Dekker, Gulia Joyce, Michael Grist for their valuable assistance where needed, Sally Pocklington and Sharelle Paul for running another sensational canteen and Neil Jerimiah at the Yarram Sports Store for supplying trophies.
This year’s tournament featured its biggest raffle ever with more than $300 in prizes.
Thank you to those who contributed prizes: Jeremy Warren, J.W. Refrigeration; Kathy Westaway, Knights of Leongatha; Darren Fox, Better Electrical Leongatha; and Adam Bright, Core ‘N Saw.
Well done to all winners of the raffle and thank you to everyone who purchased a ticked to raise funds for the club.
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