Strathalbyn Tennis Club

2011 Strathalbyn Junior Age Tennis Tournament

13 October 2011 |

The Strathalbyn Tennis Club Inc has held its Junior Age Tournament every year for the last 32 years. This year the Club ran a Tennis SA Sanctioned Junior Development Series and an Optus Junior Tour White Series National Points Tournament over four days from 4 to 7 October 2011.

Players and family members came from all parts of South Australia, as well as one entry from Casterton, Victoria.  89 competitors played 164 matches and the standard of tennis was very good and played in a sportsman like manner. It was special to see young Matthew Taverne win the School Boys Singles, as his dad won this tournament when it was first run in 1977.

The weather was cool and overcast for the start of the tournament on Tuesday and even though we had rain delays on Wednesday and Thursday the weather improved and stayed dry for the finals on Friday which was appreciated by the players and spectators.

The Strathalbyn Tennis Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors as listed, for without their support we could not have held such a successful tournament: The Alexandrina Council, Victoria Hotel, Terramin Australia, Strath Motel, IGA Strathalbyn, Lake Breeze Wines, Strathalbyn Medical Centre, Glyn Morris,  Strathalbyn Pharmacies, Coopers, Clipsal Strathalbyn, Central Sports, L J Hooker, Maidments Meat, KTA General Insurance, Bleasdale Wines, Mitre 10, Homeworks, The Southern Argus and the National Bank.

The Club would also like to thank the Tournament Referee Angus Thomson, Court Supervisors Graham Knight, Dennis Haupt, David Gobbett and the Club’s many hard working volunteers for the running of this successful tournament.

Winner, runner up and consolation trophies were presented to all the successful players.

Details of all the matches are available on the Tennis SA website > Tournaments > Strathalbyn Junior Age Tournament.