Tennis | Summer nights are back

Tonight will see the start of the summer night competition for this term. There are 15 teams which have been split into two divisions. The draws and teams have been emailed out and are on the Parkes Tennis website. Tonight’s draw is as follows:


  • Mixed Lollies v Arndell’s Aces on courts 1 and 2
  • Bogan Gate Bandits v Mrs Brown’s Tennis Boys on courts 3 and 4
  • The Dirty Daws v Dreamteam on courts 5 and 6
  • Deuce Bags BYE


  • Alley Gaters v The Questionables on courts 13 and 14
  • Smashes v Arana Discoteca on courts 11 and 12
  • Full Metal Racquet v Top Shelf on courts 9 and 10
  • Wise Aces v Wasted Potential on courts 7 and 8
  • Courts are available from 6.30pm for a warm-up prior to the 7pm start time.


Yesterday saw the start of HotShots for Term 1. Great to see all the kids returning to develop their skills and welcome to the newcomers.

Unfortunately there are no places available for this term across any of the stages and a waiting list is being compiled.


The Term 1 junior comp will commence next Tuesday, February 19. This term the players voted on playing both singles and doubles through all divisions. Players who did not find a partner will be paired according to stage levels. Draws will be emailed out on the weekend. Last chance to register will be by Friday at

Enquiries please call Helen on 0407253888.

Please note: Players may have to be more flexible than usual with regards to match times with the addition of half hour of doubles for Red, Orange and Green ball divisions as well as half hour of singles.


This Sunday is the first Junior Development Series Tournament for 2019 at Bathurst. Entries close Wednesday night-


This Saturday will be the Central West 12s Teams trials at Bathurst from 2pm. Any player who turns 13 years after March 31 is eligible.


Well done to the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Development Squads who are training on Monday afternoons this term. They were off to a flyer last week and soon found themselves a little short in the fitness department after the break.


Sincere condolences to the family of Michael McFarlane. Mick passed away suddenly and while we were all shocked and saddened, we have been blessed to have Mick part of Parkes Tennis for many years. Mick was on the committee through the 80s, 90s and early 2000s and a regular at the working bees and monthly meetings. He loved his tennis and enjoyed playing night comp, Saturday social, Thursday men’s and the monthly inter-town competition with Forbes. Prior to that he enjoyed travelling around to the surrounding villages to enjoy social matches until their demise in the mid-90s. Mick will certainly be fondly remembered for his big booming first serve and his ability to cover the net with his long reach. Many will recall having to fetch the ball from over the fence as their attempt to lob Mick fell short; his favourite shot was to smash and make the ball sail high over the boundary fence after the bounce, so no chance of a return shot, and then his ensuing sledge in jest towards his opponent, all with a big cheesy grin.

Mick’s funeral will be a graveside service on Friday, February 15 at 3.30pm.