Parkes tennis juniors busy on home courts and around the region

FINALISTS: Sam Roth (Mudgee) and Gabe Goodrick - finalists in 14s at Dubbo JDS. Photo: Submitted

FINALISTS: Sam Roth (Mudgee) and Gabe Goodrick - finalists in 14s at Dubbo JDS. Photo: Submitted

While Australia's Ash Barty was crowned World Number 1 Female player last week, our local juniors were busy on courts both at home and across the region.


Dubbo JDS saw an enthusiastic group head north for the day to compete in their various age divisions.

Faith Clarke has been working really hard on improving her technique and due to her commitment positive results are coming her way. Faith finished runner-up in the Dubbo 12 and unders and only lost the one match in a tiebreaker. Well Done Faith! Tia Dunn also played in the 12s and is enjoying the experience of more competitive matches.

Gabe Goodrick was the other consistent performer coming through to take the runner-up prize in the 14/u boys division.

Mitchell Arndell and Will Rix made it through to the playoffs in the 12s event coming from unseeded pools whilst Ethan Hunt was in the seeded pool but finished out of the playoffs after a 3 way countback. Sam Riley also played in the 12s and has been a huge improver on court this term.

Poppy Fisher finished 3rd in the 10s girls while Koby Wirth was pleased with his effort to finish runner-up in the 16 Boys section which was combined with the 18s.

The Western CHS Trials were also held last week with a good contingent of seven boys travelling to the Indoor Centre in Orange to attempt to make the team.

Jake Magill and Ben Evans were standouts and this will be Jake's 5th and Ben's 6th straight year of making the Open Boys Western Team. Joseph Tanswell also came through to make the team while Gabe Goodrick missed out after losing his final crucial Pool match 11/9 in the tiebreaker to finish 2nd in his pool. He came through in 3rd place but lost the knockout match then lost again to last years number 4 player for the final spot in the team. Harry Dawson, Lachy Tassell and Ethan Hunt all competed hard but couldn't get past the pool matches this year. Jake, Ben and Joseph will head to Wollongong in September for the NSW Carnival.

GOOD EFFORT: Faith Clarke was the 12s runner-up at the Dubbo JDS. Photo: Submitted

GOOD EFFORT: Faith Clarke was the 12s runner-up at the Dubbo JDS. Photo: Submitted


Tonight will see the final night for the Term 2 competition. Racqueteers, Dreamteam and TennisTeam are the top three and will battle out for the trophy tonight against various opponents with a first past the post finish. The next competition will commence October 15.


Junior Comp finishes today with the barbeque and presentations from 6.30pm. Term 3 Competition will be half hour singles only for all division other than Yellow ball. Online registrations are open now on the Parkes Tennis webiste. Start date will be July 30.


ANZHotShots finish today for the term. It has been a fabulous eight weeks of learning and all of the girls and boys involved in the program have made quality improvements. Online registrations are now open for ANZHotShots for Term 3 and will close July 13. Head to the Parkes Tennis website page and see the Helen Magill's Tennis section.


Parkes juniors will be heading north to Forster this weekend to compete at the Country Champs. Jake Magill will head the contingent playing in the Open Men's AMT events starting on Friday as well as the Under 18s. Abbey Kennedy, Molly Kennedy, Maddy McCormick, Lilly McCormick, Gabe Goodrick, Cody Kirk and Poppy Fisher will all be competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events throughout the week. Coach Helen Magill will also be heading up to support the Parkes juniors and also as keynote speaker at the inaugural Winning Women in Country Brunch. With over 500 entries, this is the largest tournament on the NSW calendar.