Players perform well at tennis tournament

A LARGE number of Whitsunday players contested the Sarina Tournament on March 15 and 16, with strong results.

Harrison Holloway won his event, defeating fellow club member Jarrod Hargreaves in the final.

Jade Baines placed third, and Lachlan McDonald and Jesse Tarver placedfourth in their respective divisions.

The 2008 executive was voted in at Tennis Whitsunday's annual general meeting on March 17, with all members retaining their position except for a change in the treasurer.

Congratulations to Jenny Napier (president); Dee Norman (vice president); Jenny Southern (secretary); Adam Charlesworth/Greg Southern (treasurer); Mary Roberts (co-ordinator) and Vanessa Hargreaves (registrar). Many thanks to retiring Treasurer Lisa Bates for her hard work during the past two years.

It was with deep regret that the club accepted the resignation of coach Merrilyn Miller who has been with the club since its inception and has been a leading force in its establishment and expansion. She will continue coaching until a replacement coach is appointed.

Junior tennis

Iain McMillan, Huon Williams, Bryce Dittman, Callum Gascoyne and Rachel Mann have been promoted to Tuesday.

Josh Whatmough and Reece McManus notched up convincing wins, with Reece benefiting from coaching and tournament experience and Josh putting the time in on the court at lunchtimes.

There is fierce competition among seven players vying for the two remaining Line 1 spots in a round robin competition.

Zac Boyd and Liam Boon are strong contenders although there are several others close behind.

The match of the day was a very close doubles with Bryn Hodgson/Jade Baines just defeating Brigitte Catalano/Courtney Bellingham 4/3. The match featured some great shotmaking and exciting rallies.

Wednesday players commence fixtures this coming week with captains and vice captains introduced to their roles.

Congratulations to Maddison Algie who is the Video Ezy Player of the Week for performing this role responsibly.

Cameron Parmenter shows a lot of potential and Brodie Jackson and Jake Camm both had strong wins.

There was no Thursday Tennis because of the Easter break.

Adult tennis

It was Tuesday players' turn to miss out because of rain this week and while Thursday did have tennis, numbers were down because of the Easter weekend. Match of the night was a close 6/5 encounter with father and son team Michael and Jaikob Norman just edging out Rick Galea and Kerry Charlesworth.

The match featured some great rallies and while Rick served well, Jaikob's slice backhand helped snare victory.