Junior tournament a smashing success

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Cameron NewboldGreat Southern Herald
Milly Thompson and Finlay Anderson shake hands.
Camera IconMilly Thompson and Finlay Anderson shake hands. Credit: Tambellup Tennis Club

A strong turnout of young players took part in the successful Tambellup junior tennis tournament at Tambellup Pavilion last Sunday.

The annual event, hosted by Tambellup Tennis Club, attracted 46 keen juniors from Kojonup, Broomehill, Katanning and Gnowangerup. There was great local support from the Tambellup children as well.

Girls’ and boys’ doubles divisions, played in perfect conditions, were contested across the day.

Charlie Letter and Joseph Giugiatti teamed up to win the 12-and-under boys’ division from runners-up Kai Eades and Jake Noakes, while Poppy Thompson and Tessa Bignell were too strong in the 12-and-under girls’ comp for Ava Clifton and Amy Hope.

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Trophy winners from the tournament.
Camera IconTrophy winners from the tournament. Credit: Tambellup Tennis Club

The combination of Milo Hewson and Max Clegg won the 10-and-under boys’ category from Leo Cunningham and Flynn Stade, and in the girls’ 10-and-under category it was Codie Trethowan and Charli Guidi who won top honours from runners-up Matilda Clifton and Eloise Plowman.

Skye Lockyer enjoyed a strong day, winning the eight-and-under girls’ division from runner-up Milly Thompson and Theo Bignell prevailed over Fletcher Clifton in the eight-and-under boys’ comp.

Finlay Anderson won the eight-and-under sportsperson award and Jake Noakes was named sportsperson of the tournament.

Novice players Finlay Anderson, Patrick Witham, Bella Thompson and Lily Penny.
Camera IconNovice players Finlay Anderson, Patrick Witham, Bella Thompson and Lily Penny. Credit: Tambellup Tennis Club

Tambellup Tennis Club president Stuart Witham said he was delighted with the turnout and the quality of tennis on the day.

“It’s good to see so many young aspiring tennis players on the court — the future of tennis in the great southern looks good,” he said.

The event was supported by Tennis Australia and Sunsmart, with plenty of help from parents in scoring and umpiring to make the day run smoothly.

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