Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club

December 4 2014

Aus Open Win a Wild Card Review, Oct 19th. 2014

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Win a Wild Card Aus Open Mixed Doubles Review

Part of the Australian Open Tennis Blitz, eleven Win a Wildcard events have been held around the country over the past two weekends, including two events held in South Australia.winawildcard

The very first event in Australia was held at the Berri View Lawn Tennis Club on Friday 10 October as a part of the week long Regional Foundation Cup tournament.

After some close matches throughout the night, the A Grade competition was won by Adelaide’s Jim Chaousis and Olivia Lukaszewicz who defeated Shane Nettle and Kate Saville in the final four games to one. The B Grade competition was won by Kingston’s Andrew and Jane Lyon, who defeated Phil Smith and Belinda Dare, four games to two.

South Australia’s Win a Wildcard campaign finished up on Sunday with our second and final event held at Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club in perfect conditions.

The A Grade was hotly contested with some very close and entertaining matches. Jean Van Rensburg and Ania Kritzinger emerged victorious with a nail biting win over Kensington Gardens LTC’s  Jay Laginestra and Catherine Connolly, four games to three.

In the B Grade, Ian Delbridge and Angelique Foran enjoyed a straightforward path to the final, losing just two games in their first five matches. In the final, they came up against Daniel Anderson and Jessica Lang. An entertaining match followed, with Delbridge and Foran taking the win, four games to two.

Jim, Olivia, Andrew, Jane, Jean, Ania, Ian and Angelique have now earned the right to play in the national Win a Wildcard event to be held in Melbourne as part of December Showdown. The eventual winner of the A Grade competition in Melbourne will be awarded an Australian Open Mixed Doubles Wildcard, receiving the full Grand Slam treatment this summer including tournament accreditation and access to all player services.


The Finalist walking on court, Jean Van Rensburg and Ania Kritzinger vs Jay Laginestra and Catherine Connolly



Jay Laginestra power serving for Kensi and Win a Wild Card!


On lookers and players watching a great final at Kensi LTC. Weather PURFECT!


Even our senior players joined forces to take on the young guns. Deb LaGinestra and Bob Bickmore teamed up. (Bob is a highly ranked senior vet in Australian Tennis)


Catherine Connolly shoots it out with an overhead to the Van Rensburg combination in the final.


Adelaide’s own “little Wimbledon” grass courts at Keninston Gardens Lawn Tennis Club.

A big thank you to our Sponsors, Tennis SA, Lavvaza Coffee and Romeos Foodland of Erindale for all our BBQ needs.!  A special thank you to our canteen ladies and the sandwiches and cookies, (delicious) Thanks to everyone who supported our event.

The XVAustralian Masters Games October 2015


The 15th. Australian Masters Games is great opportunity for all sports persons over 35 years old to compete at age group levels in a variety of sports. Anyone over 35 can enter! Here is your chance to  regain that maybe “lost feeling” of never competing at international and national level.  
How good it would be to have a “KENSI” team or individuals take up the challenge in the sport they love.   This event is a fun participation games event.  Please click on the link above for more details about the Australian Master Games held this October in Adelaide.