About 18 tennis players from Cobram and district have been doing battle with teams from across the state at the Victorian Country Week Tennis at Wodonga this week.By Randall Johnston
About 18 tennis players from Cobram and district have been doing battle with teams from across the state at the Victorian Country Week Tennis at Wodonga this week.
Cobram is fielding three teams of four players each.
Cobram player David Bate said Country Week was something tennis players from Cobram looked forward to — both on a sporting and social level.
‘‘We have achieved some great results at Country Week in the past,’’ he said.
One of the most memorable times a Cobram team has made the finals was also at Wodonga in 2007 and Bate hopes the border courts are lucky turf once again.
The Cobram team beat Lake Charm to make the finals, with a team consisting of Bate, Damien O’Callaghan and Wes Warden, who has come up from Melbourne to compete again in 2013.
‘‘We have more people from Cobram participating than we’ve ever had before,’’ Bate said.
Bate has been going to the competition for the past 10 years and said it was five days of full-on tennis, with the final being played on Friday.
‘‘It’s a huge event. There are usually about 500 competitors.
‘‘You get to know the other teams and form friendships. It’s great because you get to play heaps of tennis and see people who you don’t see very often.’’
He said the fact it was at Wodonga this year was a bonus and contributed to the strong numbers representing Cobram.
There can be eight in a team, but only four can play at a time with the other members are in reserve.
Some of the female players competing include Sandra Mogg, Kylie Hooper, Jenny Tom, Glenys McCurdy, Genevieve Nielsen, Janette Miller, Jenny Grant, Jane Tozer, Nicola Risebourgh, Jenny Armstrong and Christine Osborne.
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