All is in readiness for the 116th Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis Club Easter Tennis Competition.FIONA BLICK April 15, 2014 4:22pm
The lines are marked, the nets are up and with a record number of players registered, 1,300 in total, the competition is likely to exceed all expectations.
Tournament secretary Libby Dowling said many competitors are from family groups who have been coming to the tournament for years.
“One lady has sent a lovely letter to the committee saying she is looking forward to her 30th year of coming to this tennis tournament and three generations of her family will be attending this year,” Libby said.
One player in particular will create some interest.
“Former local and tennis professional Pat Nicholls will be playing this year,” Libby said. “He will be playing in the Open Men’s Doubles on Saturday and this should be a great battle to watch.”
In addition, players are coming from all over Victoria such as Geelong, Langwarrin, Bendigo, Horsham and Melbourne, as well as a large contingent of locals.
Fifty six courts in total will be in use which includes all the Law Tennis Club courts plus additional ones made up on JC Lowe Oval.
“Events include singles, doubles, mixed doubles, juniors, veterans and super veterans,” Libby said.
“There are 56 separate events and within those there are 84 divisions so it is a comprehensive tournament.
“Last year was the first year competitors were able to enter online and the response was excellent; we did the same this year with more than three quarters of competitors entering online.
“The tournament always has a great atmosphere.
“There are plenty of laughs, lots of catching up with locals, not to mention magnificent tennis in all grades.”
“Volunteers to help throughout the four day tournament are still needed and we still need help in the kitchen and with cleaning up, in the bar and in the tournament box,” she said.
“People are also more than welcome to come along to the tennis club and cheer on the players.
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