Tambellup tournament draws in the junior talent

Great Southern Herald
The winners and runners-up of the Tambellup Junior Tennis Tournament.
Camera IconThe winners and runners-up of the Tambellup Junior Tennis Tournament. Credit: Tambellup Tennis Club

Plenty of talent took to the courts for the annual Tambellup Junior Tennis Tournament last month.

A total of 60 junior players were in action on February 21 at the Tambellup Sporting Pavilion, with locals joined by children from further afield, including Tenterden, Broomehill, Kojonup, Gnowangerup, Dumbleyung, Katanning and Nyabing.

Jasmine Cronin and Elise Andrews won the 12-and-under girls’ division while the 12-and-under boys’ event was taken out by Jonah and Ben Stade.

Isla Stade and Lily Quartermaine had success in the 10-and-under girls’ competition and the pairing of Hugo Riggall and Denby Sharpe proved too strong in the 10-and-under boys.

Skye Lockyer (8-and-under girls) and Bailey Cronin (8-and-under boys) were other overall winners while Jasmine Cronin received the sportsperson award.

Tournament organiser Connie Witham said it was rewarding to see the event so well supported and the weather played the game, too, with conditions perfect for tennis.

Hugo Riggall and Denby Sharpe won the 10 and under boys category.
Camera IconHugo Riggall and Denby Sharpe won the 10 and under boys category. Credit: Tambellup Tennis Club

She also made mention of the generous support from Cropline Haulage and Sunsmart.

“Everyone has fun at days like this,” she said.

Action from the courts.
Camera IconAction from the courts. Credit: Tambellup Tennis Club

“It’s a great opportunity for our kids to get some real match experience in a familiar environment and so good to see parents spending time with their kids, supporting them and helping umpire.

“It is also our local companies, like Cropline, who really step up and sponsor kids’ sport that really makes these days possible and it is just great to have them involved in our communities this way.”

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