The Griffith Tennis Club’s regular evening competitions may have wrapped up, but Winter Wednesdays are running hot with plenty of resilient tennis players braving the cool evening temperatures. We welcomed a few players who are new to tennis and new to Griffith, taking advantage of the casual pay-as-you-play format and social atmosphere.
Winter Wednesdays will continue to run throughout the winter season, with a two week break for school holidays, until 23rd August 2017 just before the spring competitions kick off.
So if you’re keen, come on down to the courts on Wednesdays at 6pm for a social match or even just good practice rallies to improve your shots and keep fit in the off-season. For more information check out the Facebook page or griffithtennisclub.com.au.
Griffith tennis has also been active across the Riverina, with six juniors taking part in the High Performance Coaching session in Wagga recently. Brady, Ben, Elise & Jane were selected within the top 16 to participate in the High Performance Squad training session coordinated by Jaslyn Hewitt (NSW) and Alan Jones (ACT), both Talent ID Coaches for Tennis Australia. Our members performed very well in the 2.5 hour high intensity session involving strength conditioning exercises as well as drill and point play. Brady Clifford earned the award for the player showing the ability, intensity and willingness to learn and improve their game, selected by Jaslyn at the conclusion of the session, receiving a new Wilson racquet of his choice.
The Wagga JDS tournament was run over the weekend with Griffith juniors performing well. In 16 Boys Brady Clifford defeated Ben Malchneckt 6-3 and in 16 Girls Elise Townsend went down in the finals to Lara Wighton (Albury) 6-1. In 14 Girls Jane Haeuslar won the event defeating Ella Case (Wagga) 6-0 and Charlie Power played well in the 14 Girls missing out on the semi-finals by two games.Harry Johnstone had two wins for the day and is ever improving his results, great job Harry.
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