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Perfect conditions at junior tennis

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Saturday morning tennis was a hive of activity with players enjoying awesome conditions on wonderful courts.

The red and orange ball hot shots played a range of games before coach Brady Pritchard honed in on the forehand technique. This group is developing in leaps and bounds.

The three coaching groups continue to impress with their determination and many of these players will move to matches next week. They are consistently focused and always trying their best.

The matches group had 38 kids participating and all matches were played in great spirit. 

Leading players in each group were: Group 1 - Sam Davidson 18, Charli Head 18, Ian Dimble 16.

Group 2 - Laynee Rhodes 18, Zoe Schweda 18, Charlotte Goudie 14, Hayley Bennett 14.

Group 3 - Kaleisha Pell 18, Kerth Martin 18, Sophie O’Dwyer 18.

Group 4 - Archie Skehan 18, Miller Sanderson 18, Mekaylah Duns 17.

Group 5 - Eva Cummins 18, Zoe Martin 18, Jack Burns 16.

This week also commenced the Premier League Competition. 

This is a three-week Round Robin event designed to provide a team based competition for older players. In this week’s matches the team of Fraser Bennett, Lachie Bosch, Scarlett York and Mia Kennedy (6 sets / 42 games) defeated Liam Williams, Daniel Herrod, Morgan McRae and Sam Bigger (2 sets / 32 games). 

In a close match Lochie Forge, Olivia Corso, Jess Linehan and Ella Rhodes (5 sets / 35 games) defeated Jayden Arnold, Polly McRae, Lucy Bassett and Ella Skehan (3 sets/ 35 games).

Hot shots and coaching will continue as usual for the next two weeks. 

With the Yarrawonga Junior Classic being played this week there will not be any courts available for matches. 

The Yarrawonga Junior Tennis Club apologise for the inconvenience but it is important they hold quality junior tournaments that locals can play in.  

The following week the courts are also unavailable, so the club will be undertaking their annual trip to play the juniors from the Cobram Tennis Club. 

Details about this event will be distributed next week.