Parkes' summer night tennis competition underway

KEEN: Senior tennis player John Chew has been keen to get back into action at the Parkes Tennis Centre. Organisers said it's been a great start to the new summer night competition with 12 teams participating.

KEEN: Senior tennis player John Chew has been keen to get back into action at the Parkes Tennis Centre. Organisers said it's been a great start to the new summer night competition with 12 teams participating.

Organisers have described the beginning of the new summer night competition as “a great start” with 12 senior tennis teams participating.

And it was action aplenty as teams took to the court at the Parkes Tennis Centre.

Some players had said early on their racquets had been hung in the cupboard all winter so their form was unknown.

A few muscle complaints on Wednesday morning may have been more to the point.

Some singles matches were hard fought with long rallies and plenty of running to retrieve shots.

The Bush Pigs certainly made their mark and all teams were put on notice as they started their summer campaign in style.

They carved up Deuce Bags only dropping a few games in a 6 sets to 0 rampage.  

Crumbling Biscuits are on a mission this term to show their former team mates that they are the ‘chosen 3’ and were in fine early season form when they took on Lucky Strings.

The Bickies team captain Aaron Arnott was down early against Scott Knights, an all round sportsman who grew up with silky smooth tennis skills.

Scott seemed surprised with his strokes after the winter break.

But alas, reality set in and Aaron set about clawing back Scott’s early lead and did so winning a string of games to take the set 6/4.

He led the Crumbling Biscuits to a clean sweep of sets.

Top Shelf and Net Result had a good tussle with matches evenly contested.

Top Shelf went on to score a 4-sets-to-2 win.

Great to see Neville Kennedy take to the court for Top Shelf as he spends any time at tennis picking up balls for his daughters lessons.

Julian Fyfe has been enjoying his Thursday men’s tennis hit and showed his skill to score a comfortable win in his singles match.

Wonderful to see Bec Jones on court again after many years in premature ‘retirement’.

Bec was a competent junior in her day and travelled around to regional tournaments.

It’s good to have her back enjoying her tennis.

Bec joined Trev’s Troopers team and might have had a few aches and pains after her close 6/5 win over Josh Drabsch.

Also welcome back to Josh.

He has had a try at other sports and decided he did enjoy his tennis.

Josh joins the fabulous Potts twins Hannah and Phoebe in Scared Hitless.

The Scared Hitless are on fire and will be real contenders this comp.

Scared Hitless went on to win the match 4 sets to 2.

Bandana Bandits have started their comp in fine style with a 6 sets to 0 blitzing over Rac-Attack.

JAG were happy with their close win over Smash Hits 4 sets to 2.

THURSDAY MEN’S

Any players who are A grade standard (Line 1 Tuesday comp standard or above) are welcome to come along on a Thursday afternoon and play some competitive tennis in a social environment between 5pm-7pm.

Cost is $5 each week.

Further enquiries contact Helen Magill on 0407 253 888.

SATURDAY SOCIAL

Every Saturday afternoon players of all standards are welcome to come along and enjoy some social doubles in a relaxed atmosphere.

Play usually starts around 12.30pm through to 4pm.

Players can come and go at anytime during the start and finish of play.

Players enjoy afternoon tea as well and a chat.

This is a great way to meet people if you are new to town or just get out and get some exercise and socialisation.

Any further enquiries just give Helen Magill a call on 0407 253 888.

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