State Junior Regional Tennis Success
Congratulations to Jensen Hargreaves who won the 12s boys singles in the Wagga Champion of Champions on the weekend undefeated in his group and will now represent the South West NSW region in the State titles to be played later on in the year.
Hay had an amazing representation of six players who qualified for the finals. The best 8 players in each of the four age groups for both boys and girls who gained points at the tournaments held throughout the Region during the year and who participated in at least four tourney’s qualified for the finals. Maggie Biggs had to withdraw unfortunately due to an injury but hopes to be fit for her Club Championship match next week.
Brad Callaghan snuck into second spot behind Jensen in the 12s boys to edge out Albury’s Harry Grigg on a countback and Sophie Curtis also came in second spot in the 12s girls to Goulburn’s Chantelle Barling. Kenny Hargreaves 14s boys and Immy Molloy 16s girls played great tennis but missed out on the first and second spots.
A big thank you goes to Lani Houston who attended and supported the players and who has been organising training sessions these past weeks.
Wednesday afternoon junior singles and doubles competition commenced last week with a trial with 8 players participating. Well done to Indyanna Wilson,Corbin Headon and Hilton Hargreaves who had the best results on the day. There will be no play this week and then the proper comp will commence the following week and will continue until the school holidays.
Sunday morning juniors is on this weekend.
Club Championship Singles
Last week the women’s opening night was abandoned due to the miserable weather however the men’s commenced with some top play. The closest of the first round results was Anthony Slattery beating Kenny Hargreaves 6/5 6/4 and Craig Wilson beating James Goh 6/4
Annual tennis Singles starts
The annual tennis club championship singles in various grades commences this week with both the monday night women’s and wednesday night men’s each receiving entries of 15 players across all grades. Mondays scheduled start promises to be chilly with the time draw on the web. Our 2016 Club singles champions were Jasmine Gregory and Scotty Dixon beating Catherine Carroll and Warren Hunt in their finals.
Doubles are scheduled to commence in four weeks.
Tennis NSW visit
Brendan Lee the new Tennis South West leader visited Hay last week to advise on the latest Australian tennis developments bringing to the table some nice fresh ideas. It was also learned how many Clubs and Associations not only in Country Areas and just not the sport of tennis are battling with finances and new regulations.
We will aim to hold some sort of special tennis function probably in the next school holidays and this could be a special coaching school or Open day with a variety of ideas assisted by Tennis NSW to be put in place. The first thing is to organise a meeting to gauge interest bearing in mind that our Open Tourney will be held at the end of the school holidays.
The junior singles boys and girls Wednesday afternoon competition recommences this week (9th Aug) with all players who are keen to continue or new players (have to be able to serve) to be at the courts around 4.15 so the 4.30 pm matches can be organised with matches to finish at 5.30. After this week we will be more organised to work out a weekly draw. Alex Haidy, Kenny and Jensen Hargreaves as well as Brad Callaghan will be required at 6pm or 6.30 pm for the Club Singles titles this week.
Good luck to the six Hay players who qualified for the South West NSW series finals to be played in Wagga on Sunday this weekend.
Thirteen players braved the very cold Sunday morning conditions on the weekend to attend the group activities. There will be no tennis this weekend as all the coaches are away but then will be held the following two weeks.
The AgFlite, Foodworks and Crightons Rural awards this week go to the good performances at Sunday morning tennis Emma Curtis, Jack Booth and Emily Ashcroft
Tennis NSW visit this week
Tennis South West new participation leader Brendan Lees is scheduled to meet with Hay Tennis Club personnel this week at the clubhouse on Tuesday at 4pm.
Anyone who is interested in meeting Brendan and learning the latest Tennis Australia developments including the South West juniors program is welcomed to attend.
Entries for the 2017 Club singles will close on Saturday to commence for Women on Monday 7th August with a few requests and scheduled for early Sunday 6th matches. Men will start on Wednesday 9th August. President Warren Hunt was back at the courts on the weekend giving the courts and surrounds a good clean up. He still looks to be a force for the men’s title this year.
Annual memberships should be finalised this week.
The junior Wednesday arvo singles comp for boys and girls will resume after a two month break, on Wed 9th August with early matches from 4.30 pm. To utilize the courts there will also be 5 and 5.30 matches with one hours play scheduled. Four boys will join in the group to play the club singles group which commences from 6pm with 6.30 and possibly 7pm matches.
Top weather saw only a small number of 13 very keen players at Sunday morning tennis with some great activities and play organized by the three coaches.
Some nice serves were noted by Dillon Green in the first group and in the second group Alex Haidy and Brad Callaghan played well.
Tennis Entries now open for Annual Singles
The Annual Tennis singles will commence from the week of the August 7th with entries now being accepted online or to Tony. The singles will be held in various grades and hopefully the cold weather will have finished.
Thank you to all the annual sponsorships and membership renewals which have greatly assisted towards the Clubs financial position. The annual report is listed on the club’s noticeboard.
The annual Hay Open/Juniors tourney to be held in the next holidays is currently being looked at with the program to be finalised soon.
The weather was perfect for the 16 players who attended the Sunday morning sessions in the two groups. Some nice stroke making was made by Mackenzie Weeks, Ashton Green and Ryan Curtis in the first session while Emily Ashcroft, Sophie Curtis, Alex Haidy and Michael Ashcroft were playing some good shots in the second session. Sunday tennis will continue for the next two weeks.
The Wednesday junior singles comp for boys and girls will resume on the 9th August with matches being scheduled at 4.30, 5pm, 5.30 and 6pm.
The Crightons Rural award goes to Kenny Hargreaves of the Hay High School gaining selection in the 9 boys Riverina team and we wish the team good luck in their matches.
The Foodworks and Agflite awards go to Sara and Immy Molloy who did a fantastic job in conducting junior tennis on the weekend with Lani away.
Junior Tennis Recommences
Junior Sunday Morning tennis will recommence now on Sunday 23rd July still comprising the two age/standard groups continuing at the 10am and 11am start times. New players are most welcome.
Night tennis will recommence with the annual singles competition in various grades commencing from August.
The Agflite weekly award goes to the members of the Hay Public School in reaching the Riverina final for the first time ever and the school has been competing in this competition for many years. Team members were Olivia Huggins, Skye lilburne, Jack Headon and Daniel Stewart. The Foodworks award goes to the Hay Club member Tom Davies who played a leading part in the South Wagga Public School winning team. The Crightons Rural Award goes to Maggie Biggs who gained selection in the Riverina Girls High School Team the first time Hay has gained a rep since Simone Mabon and Kylie Callaghan did many years ago.
Good Finish to Night Tennis
Both the mens and womens night tennis competitions were completed during the week with top class finals witnessed.
The mens match produced the best final for some years. The undefeated 92 Computing team throughout the duration of the competition, comprising Steve Longworth and Jensen Hargreaves lost the narrowest of margins 7/6 to the Meggs Grain Fertilisers team of Andrew Davies and Allen Dwyer. The individual points winner was Jensen Hargreaves.
The womens night held three finals all very good matches. In A grade the defending champions The Servies Club comprising Paula Comb and Jess Weeks won a tough 6/3 6/4 match against the Saltbush Motor Inn team of Maggie Biggs and Lani Houston. The Hay Jewellers team of Sharyn Headon with Trish McGufficke who was substituting for Kim Curtis took out the B grade with a good win over Lani Houston Consultant team of Sophie Curtis and Lani Houston 6/3 6/2. The C grade final was very close with the Hills Corner Store team of Kim and Zoe Curtis winning 6/5 6/3 against the Hay Newsagency team of Sue Parslow and Anna Lilburne.
A good number played the Wednesday arvo competition with some doubles matches required. Jack Headon, Sophie Curtis and Alex Haidy were standouts in their match, while Archie Houston, Hilton Hargreaves , Navieen Singh and Will Jamieson performed a top match. The highlight singles was the win of Indyanna Wilson 4/3 4/2 against Emerald Headon with other singles winners being Will Simpson, Dan Jamieson and Joseph Wilson. There will be a break of 6 weeks now with the competition to resume late July
The Foodworks, AgFlite and Crightons Rural awards this week went to our Monday Night Womens winners Kim and Zoe Biggs, Trish Mc Gufficke and Sharyn Headon , as well as Paula Comb and Jess Weeks.
Griffith will hold its annual Tourney on the Queens Birthday Weekend – good luck to Hay players who are participating- the tourney being conducted by Steve Longworth
Riverina Tennis Success
Tennis NSW led by Jaslyn Hewitt in conjunction with the planning of South West NSW held a tremendous weekend in Wagga attended by the Regions top 60 junior players which included boys and girls in four age groups. As well as the beneficial coaching with a number of coaches also assisting and giving their expertise-the students also performed drills and fun games. There were coaches sessions as well as Club Reps gaining the latest procedures from Tennis NSW.
The 8 Hay players also participated in the strong Sunday tourney with good results.
The Mens and Womens night competition finals are scheduled this week. The womens A grade defending champions Hay Servies Club made the final to play Saltbush Motor Inn who gained sufficient points with Sue Hanna starring. The Hills Corner Store made the C final when last week comprising Grace Christensen and Darcie Hedt gained a 6/5 6/2 win against the Japps Pharmacy team who narrowly missed the final by one point to the Hay Newsagency team.
In the mens competition 92 Computing will play Meggs Transport who edged out Auscott for a finals spot. The individual points has now finished with Jensen Hargreaves following his results last week overtook Tom Lugsdin, Dylan Lund and Steve Longworth, to finish on top of the competition.
Wednesday Morning tennis will resume this week at 10am.
The wednesday arvo junior singles competition has proved popular with maximum usage of the courts. This will be the last week of play with another planned to start at the end of July.- Good wins last week went to Sophie and Ryan Curtis, Jimmy and Archie Houston, Emerald Headon, Dan Jamieson and Hilton Hargreaves
The Crightons Rural award this week go to Hay Tennis Members Jack Headon (Hay Public School) and Tom Davies (Sth Wagga Public School) for last week being in the winning Riverina AFL team that won the PSSA State Championships from 13 teams held in Parkes. Jack Headon is also a member of the Hay Public School tennis team which has reached the Riverina semi finals to play the winner of the Parkview/ Temora clash while Tom Davies is a member of the Sth Wagga tennis team who have actually reached the final winning the other semi against Howlong.
The Foodworks award goes to Bohden Learmonth (St Marys Hay) who also contested the AFL tourney in Parkes for the Polding Catholic Diocesans team and following this tourney he was named in the state team to play in Darwin.
The Agflite award goes to Jensen Hargreaves continuing his unbeaten run in Riverina tourneys winning the strong Wagga tourney on the weekend as well as winning the individual points at Wednesday night mens tennis competition.
Sunday Junior Tennis in Recess
It was a fabulous morning of Sunday junior tennis activities on the weekend. There were a number of groups formed in the two time-slot sessions with 19 players involved with our three coaches. Best of the high school group were Michael Ashcroft, Wil Jamieson, Alex Haidy and Jo Wilson. Another group were getting plenty of rallies in Lucy Shea, Indyanna Wilson,Jonty Woods and Dan Jamieson. The early session saw some good performance activities to Jack Booth and Mackenzie Weeks. Sunday morning juniors will now break until the 16th July and in the meantime those of sufficient standard able to serve can participate in the popular Wednesday 5pm singles competition which will go for another two weeks.
Well done to Sophie and Ryan Curtis who made the trek to Tumut for their junior tourney and performed well.
This weekend a number of Hay players have been selected to participate in the Regional Development day followed by the strong Wagga tourney the following day. Congratulations to the 8 Hay players for their selection in the south West NSW squad of 64 players the day being headed by Jaslyn Hewitt.
Temora Junior tourney is on June 4th
A critical meeting was held during the week to look at a number of concerning matters which included the Clubs financial situation. Annual memberships fees for the ensuring year have increased mainly to offset increasing costs and are currently being distributed offering prompt payment discounts.
Annual sponsorship packages are also being sought if anyone is interested for the new financial year.
Tennis NSW has increased its annual affiliation fee which includes Public Liability Insurance and has added new demands to Clubs including the amount of data required in registrations. Fortunately we have Lani Houston spending many hours on this and it would be interesting to know how other Clubs are coping. Deniliquin is not affiliated yet the club seems to run well.
Wednesday morning tennis will resume 31st May at 10am
Both the womens and night competitions continue with good tennis including the Wednesday singles. Current grade leaders in the womens are A grade Servies Club, B – Hay Jewellers and C Hills Corner Store and in the mens 92Computing with Tom Lugsdin now outright indiviual leader and in the singles Alex Haidy
The Crightons Rural award goes to Alex Haidy for his top play at Sunday morning and Wed arvo tennis. The AgFlite award goes to Sam Davies for her valued tennis administrative work including web updates. The Foodworks award goes to Allen Dwyer for not only two good set wins on Wednesday night but his good fair attitude each week on the court and gives away a few years to his opponents.
Night Tennis Comp Results
Both the Monday night and Wednesday night tennis competitions are producing both a wonderful competitive and social atmosphere.
The closest match in the womens competition was the B grade win by the Hay Jewellers team of Kim Curtis and Sharyn Headon 4/6 6/3 against the Lani Houston Consultant team while another match in this grade resulted in the Nicolas Royal beating the AgFlite team 6/1 5/6
Other close matches saw the 92 Computing A grade team win 6/2 4/6 against Elders, while in the Cgrade the Japps Pharmacy team of Julie and Maddie Doidge came from behind to beat Wooloondool 2/6 6/1, and the Hills Corner Store team of Kim Biggs and Kerrie Summers had a tough 6/4 6/5 win over the Hay Newsagency team.
In the Mens competition the outright leaders are now 92 Computing and Auscott, while in the individual points Tom Porter and Lani Houston now join Dylan Lund, Andrew Davies and Tom Lugsdin as equal leaders. Team results were very close resulting in a 7/6 two 7/5s and 7/3 scorelines in the four matches. With only 8 teams competing gives the opportunity for many players, nearly all juniors, to play the singles competition utilising all the courts from 5 pm. Winners were Joseph Wilson, Indie Maree Edwards, Corbin Headon and Sophie Curtis with Kyle Mitchell and Alex Haidy combining to have a doubles win. Well done to Will Simpson and Jack Headon also combining for doubles due to the availability of courts. Ryan Curtis and Hilton Hargreaves played a brilliant draw. There are now two vacancies in the singles competition for the next two weeks if anyone wishes to join.
Sunday 21st May will be our last morning activities until July. Players enjoyed the two groups conducted on mothers day and a big thank you to the coaches for their organising.
The Hay public School has reached the semi finals of the Riverina section and will now play the winner of Parkview and Temora schools match.
A good number enjoyed the social tennis on Wednesday utilising two courts. However there will be no play now for two weeks due to the number of players who will be away.
A critical committee meeting has been called for this Friday at 5.30pm at the Clubhouse to discuss a number of issues including Club Finances, Annual Memberships, Tennis NSW new requirements, key personnel absences, and other matters.
The Foodworks, Crightons Rural and AgFlite awards this week go to Dylan Lund and Tom Lugsdin for their good play and temperament in Wed night play as well as to Ryan and Sophie Curtis, Jimmy Houston and Hilton Hargreaves in the junior singles competition.
Good start to night tennis
A pleasant start was made to the new autumn short night competitions with the Monday women receiving 20 team nominations covering three grades.
There were three drawn matches contested. In A grade the newly promoted B grade premiers Elders team of Elie Jamieson and Kirsten Hutchings had a 6/3 3/6 result against the Murphys team of Kate Murphy and Bronwyn Hicks with 92 Computing also drawing 6/4 4/6 against the Servies team. In B grade a tough draw match of 5/6 6/5 was fought out between Nicolas Royal Motel (Carol Huggins and Lisa Headon) and O’Briens Fertilisers (Hilton and Jensen Hargreaves)
The Mens Wed night competition attracted an entry of 8 pairs contesting a teams doubles competition where partners are swapped after the first set and also has 20 players mostly juniors playing a singles competition. Tapper Ag, Auscott, Meggs Transport, and 92 Computing won their opening matches with individual maximum points scored by Dylan Lund, Steve Longworth, Andrew Davies and Tom Lugsdin. Singles winners were-Corbin Headon, Kyle Mitchell, Will Simpson, Jack Headon and Dan Jamieson
Sunday Morning junior tennis will be on this weekend and the following week- Sundays 14 and 21 May at the normal time sessions of 10am and 11am and then will break and not resume until the middle of July. In the break period Jess Weeks , Immy and Sara Molloy will continue their private coaching.
Well done to Maggie Biggs, Immy Molloy, Ryan and Sophie Curtis who played the Albury Junior Series finishing near the top of their groups.
A good start was made to the introduction of Wednesday morning social tennis for all grades with 7 playing. Play commences at 10am for two hours if anyone is interested.
The AgFlite award goes to the Bidgee Motor Inn team of Dan and Trish Jamieson in winning the delayed last seasons B Res final against the Foodworks team of Casey and Tamara Wade the score 6/4 6/5 with the Wade sisters getting the Foodworks award. The Crightons Rural Award goes to Ruby Stewart who played so well in the mens teams tennis having a 7/2 win for Auscott against the Hydes Plumbing team, sharing the award with Kyle Mitchell who had a good 4/1 4/3 win over Joseph Wilson in the singles competition.
Autumn Tennis Comps Commence
The Autumn tennis competitions to go for five weeks commence this week, with three grades formed for the Monday womens night.
The delayed C grade womens final match from last season was interrupted by rain with only one set completed with a 6/1 win to the HPS Gold team of Sue Murphy and Sherelle Shea against the HPS Red team. The players agreed to abandon the match.
There will be no competition play in June with the annual singles to commence from the 17th July.
Wednesday morning tennis is returning to the courts with anyone keen for a game to suit all standards are welcome. Session time will be 10am to noon for a $5 cost to commence this week from 3rd May.
A pleasant morning of junior activities in the two groups was held on Sunday morning with some good shots in the 10am session noted by Jack Booth and Dan Jamieson and a great tussle in their group was contested by Zoe Handford and Rachel Taylor. In the 11amsession some nice rallies were made by Lucy Shea, Michael Ashcroft and Navieen Singh.
There will be no Sunday morning play this coming Sunday the 7th May with the coaches unavailable and the Albury Tourney on. Activities will resume the following week with the program on the web. Players keen to participate in the Regional development day in Wagga on Saturday 27th May must register this week- Wagga will host a junior tourney on the 28th May.
A number of Hay players played the Young Tourney on the weekend with Jensen Hargreaves winning his group making it three out of three following his Griffith and Hay success. Hay also got three runners up in their groups Kenny Hargreaves, Sophie Curtis and Brad Callaghan.
The Crightons Rural and AgFlite awards this week go to the four women who braved the weather to complete one set in their delayed C grade final before being washed out-the players from these teams were Sue Murphy, Sherelle Shea, Kerri Mijok and Carol Oataway
The Foodworks award goes to Beth Schiller in organising Wednesday morning play back to the courts and hoping there will be a response with all players welcome.