The Grove Tennis Club

Playford International

26 January 2018 |

The Grove Tennis Club played host to the Playford International between the 30th December and 7th January, at the Playford City Tennis Centre.

Jason Kubler (Qld) and Zoe Hives (Vic) were crowned the inaugural City of Playford Tennis International singles champions.  The tournament also hosted some other world class players including Former world No.2 Vera Zvonareva (RUS), and the current World No.65 Daniil Medvedev (RUS) who went onto win the Sydney International after our tournament.  The WTC City of Playford Kids Tennis Day also saw one of the world’s most successful doubles pairings of all time, Bob and Mike Bryan at our home courts.

 

The club ran a fundraising BBQ on the Finals day, including some generous donations from Rob and Kirsten, the total value raised was just over $250 dollars.  Gloria Dennis(President) and Rick Taylor(Treasurer) also washed bags of the players laundry, which provided an important service to the players visiting, as well as raising an addition $135 for the club.  Many thanks to our club members who volunteered in a variety of roles at the tournament – Rob Wackett, Kirsten Field, Jim Walkuski, Gloria Dennis, Finn Whisson, Ari Whisson, Anne Andrews, Leonie Earl and Konrad a Rotary visitor from Germany.

You can read more Thank you’s message from Tennis SA’s tournament director Breanna Hassam

Thank you message from the City of Playford Tennis International Tournament Director