Travis Dahlheimer reaches up to make contact with the ball during a serve.
Travis Dahlheimer reaches up to make contact with the ball during a serve. Renee Pilcher

Tennis fun a big hit on holidays

THE last week of school holidays is being put to good use by junior tennis players taking part in the Gympie and District Tennis Association’s Holiday Fun Tournament.

Conducted by coaches Brett Cottrill and Matthew Watkins, the Holiday Fun Tournament was in full swing at the Reg English Tennis Courts yesterday.

Cottrill was pleased the level of participation.

“We have 25 kids here today, spread across four divisions,” he said.

“It’s a good number to manage and everyone has been well-behaved.”

Participants were as young as six, while the older players were aged up to 15.

Young players took part in modified tennis to hone their skills, while the older competitors tackled singles and doubles in round-robin competition.

As a reward for good behaviour and plenty of effort on the tennis court, all players stopped at lunch time to enjoy pizza.

Players who missed out on yesterday’s instalment of the Holiday Fun Tournament can still get involved, with another planned for tomorrow.

To secure a place, contact Brett Cottrill on 0417 746 795 by this afternoon.

Play commences tomorrow at 9am and finishes at 1pm.

Results of Tuesday’s play

 Division 1: Winner – Travis Dahlheimer; Runner up – Brent Farrugia

 Division 2: Winner – Hayden Cottrill; Runner up – Todd Wade

 Division 3: Winner – Josiah Chapman; Runner up – Trent Greensill

 Division 4: Winner – Shaun Greensill; Runner up – Ryan Greensill

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