PORT DOUGLAS TENNIS CLUB~ Tennis in Paradise ~
WRASSE & ROE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
With 2022 Championships in the rearview mirror, perhaps it is time to reflect. Aches and pain are forgotten for now and regret over missed shots and silly errors are being replaced by fond memories of the shots that fell in. Well, much quality tennis was played over three days and that’s gotta count as a win.
In that context, PDTC can report that Kiani and Herold were in each of the finals open to them. Yes, this is a slam of sorts so well done and congrats. Kiani won her singles for the tenth time and also the doubles and the mixed. Again, a heartfelt ‘Wow’. Herold nearly got the slam too, winning both the doubles in convincing fashion and falling just short in the singles. Of course, some might say it’s not about winning and others may agree on the basis that Homo Sapien is perhaps uniquely fond of mastering fine motor control, acting out complex interactive social moves and refining artistic skills with a highly developed aesthetic sense which is patently absent in other species.
Certainly, as a game, tennis does seem ideally suited to our natures. However, thanks to Wrasse & Roe, some really nice prizes were on offer and most of us just wanted to win at tennis, it’s that simple. PDTC considers the best thing about the event was the emergence of keen newcomers like Jack, Robyn, Andrew, Kari and Dee-Ann (Andrew played one point, then withdrew injured, this is a club record, well done Andrew)
Anyway, Susan has to get a mention for her strong performances in each event, particularly in the final against Kiani which had plenty of intense rallies that entertained the crowd. Jack and Ken played well in the doubles before succumbing to Herold and Glen. Aija and Glen lost a three setter against Kiani and Herold in the mixed. Joan and Kiani overcame Susan and Aija in the Womens’ Doubles. And Herold lost to Glen in the singles.
The Committee members did a great job in getting everything going and holding it all together (thanks to everyone who bought carrot or banana cake), and PDTC says BIG thanks to everyone who helped and especially all those brave enough to play! (We’re hoping you’ll play next year Gabby!
Port Douglas Tennis Club 2023