The Crystal Brook Tennis Club held its annual Junior Doubles Tournament on Sunday, March 3.
Numbers this year were slightly overwhelming for organisers with nearly 90 children entering the popular event. It was an excellent opportunity for children to play with and against players from other tennis associations in our regional area.
Each year, without fail, there is such a high standard of tennis on display.
It was a pleasure to see new and returning participants come from all areas, including the Mid North, Port Pirie and Copper Coast areas. There were also players from as far south as Bute in the Northern Yorke Peninsula and as far north as Whyalla, Quorn and Melrose in the Southern Flinders. The stand-out number of entrants came from the Port Augusta area with 20 participants. This is fantastic to see such an event attracting children from all over the state to participate.
The weather was expected to be warm with temperatures reaching 37 degrees, which made playing conditions interesting after the previous few days climate being over 40 degrees. Players, supporters and parents all braved the humid/ hot weather with over 200 people viewing the high quality Junior tennis on display.
The tournament was a round robin doubles format with top four progressing to the knockout finals to determine age group winners. There was some great sportsmanship, tennis skills and talent displayed. Each year, without fail, there is such a high standard of tennis on display, with many of the games tightly contested, which illustrates the amazing talent in our regional areas.
Final results were:
11 years & under
Will Trengove (Kadina) and Harry Millard (Georgetown) defeated Imogen Trengove and Dayna Green (Bute) 5 -1
13 years & under
Charlie Dickeson (Port Pirie) & Charlie Millard (Georgetown) defeated Casey Green (Port Augusta) & Ruby Wauchope (Whyalla) 4 - 2
16 years & under
Jack Wulf and Mitch Cunningham (Port Pirie) defeated defeated Cody Rann (Pt Broughton) & Jack Harris (Thomas Plains) 4 -2
The Crystal Brook Tennis Club thanked and acknowledged tournament sponsors Pipeline Services & Solutions and Roadside Services & Solutions for their generosity and support for their club and junior tennis in the regional areas.
The club looks forward to seeing you all again next year.