Big Grant win for Port Tennis club
as reported on The Newsport daily
Port Douglas Tennis Club was thrilled to hear last week that they will be granted $34,500 via the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Secretary of the Club, Mark Fellows said, "We have been wanting to upgrade our clubrooms and buy new equipment such as nets, a ball machine and a stringing machine for a long time. This funding allows us to undertake these projects and enhance the services we offer our members and visitors. We will also add a safe play area for kids to enjoy while their parents are playing tennis and will add some much needed new balls and racquets."
The Port Douglas Tennis Club celebrated its 10 year anniversary this year and now has a strong membership of about 85 locals. It provides services to locals and tourists and has an estimated 2000 people using its facilities every year.
"With this huge throughput, the Club's facilities have been slowly declining, the clubrooms have become too small and the equipment is deteriorating. more . . .
Junior Open - 23rd and 24th October - please contact Alan Lane or June Hall for more information. This event is open to members and non-members alike with some great prizes on offer.
Adult Social Doubles Competition - 9th and 10th October - this event is open to members and non-members with the emphasis on social doubles play with teams being drawn at random from a hat. There are some great prizes on offer so please email email@example.com for more info.
Adult Tennis Clinic - Saturday 4th September at 9am - contact Herold for more information.
Come and Try Day - Sunday 12th September from 10am - 4pm. All ages and abilities welcome. All equipment will be provided and a BBQ and refreshments will be available on the day.
The club held its annual Open Championships over the weekend of 17th and 18th July with a great turnout and some excellent play from all the players. A summary of the finals is listed below...
Men's Singles - Dave Shaw d Wolf Gerit - 6/4 6/4
Doubles - Grant Knight & Johnny Riley d Mark Fellows & Dave Shaw 6/0 6/7 10/7
Mixed - June Hall & Mew Adamson d Katie L'Estrange & Herold Prins 6/2 6/4
Ladies Singles - Joan Berzinski d Kiani Berzinski 7/6 6/3
Doubles - June Hall & Gabby Harris d Joan Berzinski & Meli Andreasean 6/2 6/4
Carnivale Cup - this annual event took place on Sunday 23rd May with 8 teams competing for the converted cup - the eventual winners on the day were June Hall and Mew Adamson who defeated Dave Shaw and Jodi Francis in a thrilling final.
49 players entered the Port Douglas Tennis Club annual Adult/Child Tournament held on the 1st and 2nd of May. With a round robin format, each match had an adult and a child playing against another adult and child.
Mitchell/Grant Knight won to make it two years in a row. In the final against Fleur/Herold Prins Mitchell and Fleur had to handle the power of Grant and Herold. Mitchell was able to be a fraction more consistent than Fleur and this greatly helped his team to a tight victory.
Aresh Ghafari/Jan Weidner won this section after being down two match points against Jack/Marcus Anderson. Aresh/Jan were winning quite easily but let it slip and they lost the second set and came within one point of losing the match . Aresh/Jan won the first set, lost the second set in a close tie/breaker and won the third set in another close tie-breaker. Had they lost there would have been a three way tie for first. However they managed to hold on in a nail biting finish.
In this section Jack/Barry Karamujic and Karen/Pam Williams were completely tied down to matches won/lost and games for/against. The winner had to be decided by coin toss.