Over 150 players competed in the BTA tennis tournament.These tournaments are proving to be the catalyst for our player development. Players are coming from all over the state to Bendigo to compete in these tournaments. Phil Shanahan from Albury Wodonga and Mark Stevens from Traralgon both brought squads of players to compete. (many thanks!!) The higher the standard the more of a challenge it presents our players
Congratulations to all our children who participated, and for making the effort to attend the pre-match warm ups at 8.10am every morning.
Feedback from the players is that it definitely assists their preparation for their matches.
Congratulations to Isaac Watson, who was successful in winning the 14’s singles championships.
Isaac posted wins against the 7th seed Lachlan Caroll 5-7,6-1,6-4 ,3rd seed Jovan Price 6-2,6-0 and in the final against the number 1 seed Jeremy Taylor 6-1,7-6. Isaac then teamed with Lachlan Caroll to take out the 14’s doubles title.
Also congratulations to Carissa Brook who also captured the Girl’s 10’s singles playing a close final with Tiahna Leader, Carissa winning the tie-break 10-8. They teamed together to take out the Girl’s 10’s doubles title.
16’s boys singles,
Jayden Blencoe – Semi final
Zac Lethlean – Semi final
14’s boys singles
Isaac Watson – winner
12’s boys singles
Tane Thomas – Quarter final’s
12’s girls singles
Polly Barnett – Quarter final’s
10’s girls Singles
Carissa Brook- winner
Tiahna Leader – Finalist
16’s boys Doubles
Brett McNamara and Ryan Brook – Semi final
Zac Lethlean and Jayden Blencowe – Semi final
14’s boys Doubles
Isaac Watson (Lachlan Caroll) – Winners
14’s boys Doubles
Ryan Leader (Morgan Fawcett) – Finalist
12’s boys Doubles
Tane Thomas and Sam Oster – Quarter finals
10’s girls Doubles
Tiahna Leader and Carissa Brook – Winners
Tennis trip to Melbourne Park – Playing where the champions play.
On Sunday June 24th 2012, 22 players traveled to Melbourne Park to play at the home of the Australian Open. The players ranging in ages form 10 – 16 years of age got a real buzz out of playing at Melbourne Park. They have all now played on the courts graced by the world’s best players,the likes of Lleyton Hewitt, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Matthew Ebden, Samantha Stosur, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty.
The trip creates so much interest and inspires children to play more tennis.
The children who attended were,
Josh Brown, Jordan Francis, Will Pollard, Jack Armstrong, Sophie Gladman, Jack Cripps Roland Springis, Polly Barnett, John Varker, Sam Spencer, Rory Marshall, Connor Marshall, Jack Sinclair, Lachie Whitfort, Fraser Sait, Sam Oster, Max Rowley, Harry Everist, Matilda Freckleton, Lachie Purdon, Matilda Walsh and Lachie Hill.