Junior members of the Imbil Tennis Club in festive spirit during Christmas celebrations late last month.
Junior members of the Imbil Tennis Club in festive spirit during Christmas celebrations late last month. Contributed

Imbil tennis club caps off year

IMBIL Tennis Club president Tiffany McCarthy is all smiles after the club celebrated an ace year with a Christmas Party Knockout Competition late last month.

The club’s big event was held on Friday, November 26 and the Christmas Party Knockout Competition was for all ages groups, including both junior and adult players.

“The fun-filled night was packed with Christmas spirit and saw more than 70 Imbil kids having a ball, along with 20 adults,” McCarthy said.

Winning the adult Christmas Knockout Competition were Tammy Sangster and William Greer and the prize was a generous helping of chocolate.

“All competitors wished they could have said they used some dirty tactics but in all fairness, if laughing and a lot of playing good tennis is a strategy, then that is about all they can claim!” McCarthy said.

Meanwhile, the youngest of participants channelled their enthusiasm into a Santa hunt, parachute popcorn tennis and a Pacman game, among many other fun activities.

Ryan Carlson proved he was quick on the ground, picking up the most balls to be crowned the Under 7 winner.

Ebony Clutterbuck, despite being the youngest in the Over 10 age group, weathered tough competition to win the main prize.

“Everyone was a winner with a lot of freebies,” McCarthy said.

Players over the age of 10 tackled space invaders and enjoyed a hotly contested game of sudden death.

While there was plenty of laughter and mateship, the Christmas party was a sentimental occasion for George Turner who, at the age of 17, is about to embrace University life.

“George has been a very popular, keen and dedicated competitors for the club since he was 10 years old,” McCarthy said.

“He is a champion in everything he does and possesses great character, focus and energy.”

The Imbil Club enjoys the festive break before returning next year.

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