Mudgee District Tennis Club

Regional competition tests Fast4 Tennis

26 July 2016 |

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24 Jul 2016, 7:20 p.m

Mudgee District Tennis Club teams took on players from Bathurst and Dubbo in the new Fast4 format, in the Regional Tennis League at the Mudgee courts on Sunday.

Fast4 is a quicker and shorter game than traditional tennis:  The first player to win four games wins the set, with a tie breaker at three-all.

Mudgee District Tennis Club vice-president Angus Macdonald said Fast4 is entertaining for spectators, as well as players who might not have time for a longer match.

“Possibly, part of the attraction is to get people out on court who might feel threatened by the long form of the game,’ he said.

“People can come at lunch and have a half hour hit.”

Mr Macdonald said the Mudgee District Tennis Club is planning to incorporate Fast4 Tennis into its regular fixtures.

“It will fill a hole for people who don’t play on the winter evenings because it is too cold, but don’t have enough time on the weekend,” he said.

Two Mudgee teams took on teams from Dubbo and Bathurst Tennis Clubs in singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches on Sunday.

At the end of Round 1 of the regional league, Bathurst and Dubbo are tied on 13 points with both Mudgee sides behind on 3.