Imbil tennis club courts success

KEEPING busy is not difficult for the Imbil Tennis Club which has just completed a hectic couple of months.

Late last month, the Imbil Tennis Club ended an eight-year losing streak to Witta when it lifted the annual Mary Valley Challenge Trophy.

Imbil player Steve Banney led the charge for his club and was named player of the day after the battle subsided.

Imbil Tennis Club spokeswoman Tiffany McCarthy said Witta put up a tremendous fight.

“The losing drought is over and Imbil has had a taste of a win for the first time in eight years!” she said.

“Witta put up its usual fierce fight with many matches finishing (with a score line of) 6-5.

“After 16 gruelling matches of men's, women's and mixed doubles, the final score was surprising – a three-point lead to Imbil.”

Winning the Mary Valley Challenge against Witta was a major breakthrough for Imbil after also struggling to edge out Kandanga in a similar annual competition.

Meanwhile, the Imbil club's junior players have been sharing the limelight as well.

At the end of each month, the club rewards its juniors with trophy presentations.

Players aged over 10 take part in a round robin format, with points tallied to determine the overall winner.

Meanwhile, the younger players play modified tennis games designed to help develop their skills.

Winners for October were:

Under 7 – Harrison Lenz; Under 10s Paige Smart; Under 15s Tremayne McCarthy.

Tremayne won the Under 15 age group on 20 points, followed by runner up Fergus McCarthy on 16 points and Braiden Foster rounding out the top three on 12 points.

“Congratulations to the eight participants all playing the best tennis they have ever played in the competition,” Tiffany said.

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