The Moruya Country Market Seniors Tennis Tournament, held last Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 28, 29, 30) at Moruya and Tuross Head Tennis clubs, saw players come from Sydney, the ACT and all along the South Coast.
Over 120 players competed in the three-day round-robin tournament for players aged over 35 years.
While the weather forecast was threatening, players enjoyed near perfect conditions for tennis for most of the weekend.
In mens singles, Merimbula’s Dennis Love overcame Phil Higgs from Tuross. Batemans Bay’s Donna Davis took out the womens final against Christine Jarrett (ACT).
Local players were well represented in the winners list in other events including:
Mixed Doubles: Ange Brooks and Ian Keating , Janelle and Garry Tye, Jill and Wayne Riches, Anne Sawtell and Mark Koehler.
Mens Doubles: Richard Sellick and Doug Skipper, Sam and Tom Wilson, Noel Brooks and Wayne Riches, Dean Malcolm & Glenn McInerney
Womens Doubles: Elaine Anderson and Michele Blackburn, Donna Davis and Robyn Castle (Sydney), Karen Tritton and Joanne Adams (ACT).
All results and photos are available at www.facebook.com\MoruyaSeniorsTennis
The Brian Smith Perpetual Shield for the oldest singles winner was presented to Dennis Love by Norah Smith.
The John Allard Perpetual Shield for the oldest womens doubles winners was presented to ACT’s Sue Cowie and Julie Howe
Organisers wish to thank the sponsors, all the players for supporting the tournament, and, all the volunteers at Moruya and Tuross Head tennis clubs who worked so hard to make this annual event such a success.”
The Moruya Seniors Tennis Tournament is part of a statewide “circuit” of tennis tournaments for Over35’s. Virtually every weekend there is an Over 35’s tournament somewhere in NSW.
While there are plenty who take their sport seriously, the overall emphasis is on participation and social interaction, not winning. More info and a calendar of seniors tennis events is available at www.tennisseniors.org.au/nsw.
Tournaments coming up – Kiama and Merimbula in October, Ulladulla next February, Narooma next March, Batemans Bay next July.
So if you are an ex-champion who is returning to the sport, or, just a social player who enjoys the game, why not give it a try?