Reginal tennis players from across WA hit the courts over the weekend to compete in the CBH Country Tennis Championships which were held at Alexander Park and Mt Lawley Tennis Clubs.
187 players from nine regional zones including Central Districts, Great Southern, Midwest, Peel, Pilbara, South Coast, South West, Upper Great Southern and Lower Great Southern competed in the three day tournament all hopeful of a CBH Country Tennis Championships title.
With 20 events including Singles and Doubles competitions from U/10’s right through to Open division, the weekend hosted 421 matches and displayed outstanding tennis and exceptional sportsmanship from all competitors.
The South West zone proved dominate with wins across six events taking home the Open Women’s Singles, Boys U/10 and U/12 Singles and Doubles and Girls U/16 Singles and Doubles titles.
Tennis West Participation Manager Brooke Koeing said the CBH Country Tennis Championships were a great opportunity for country players to come together and represent themselves as well as their regions.
“The CBH Country Tennis Championships is the pinnacle event for our country players,”
“The event attracts the highest number of country participants from across WA, who converge together to battle it out on the courts,”
“It’s a great country atmosphere which encourages both individual and team participation,” Ms Koeing said.
Stephanie Sinclair from the CBH group attended the final presentations to assist Tennis West Participation Leader, Kay-Leigh Nicholas and Tennis West Participation Manager, Brooke Koenig with the trophy presentations.
Longstanding supporters of country tennis, CBH group have sponsored the Country Tennis Championships for over ten years.
Established in 2013, the event is a combination of the historic Country Week Singles and Teams fixtures which began as a WALTA event in 1923, and the Country Zone Challenge which began in 1997.
As an Australian Ranking (AR) tournament, all junior players are eligible to compete for Australian ranking points in both Singles and Doubles, which for many players, is an opportunity to establish their position against ranked players from right across Australia.
For a complete wrap of the event you can view the results here: https://bit.ly/2L9oVlp