LAST weekend was a busy time for Hunter tennis with two major tournaments in action.
Nelson Bay Tennis Club staged a seniors tournament while Topspin Tennis at District Park, Broadmeadow conducted a Tennis Australia White AMT event.
At the time of writing the results from Nelson Bay Tennis Club were not at hand.
However, the Topspin AMT had only the open men’s singles to complete where outstanding local junior, Jack Maddocks, was scheduled to meet the experienced Thibaut Huens in the final.
Congratulations Richard Nicholls and Matthew Ellis for winning the open men’s doubles; Christian Parker in 18 and under boy’s singles and Fionn Cullen in the men’s special singles.
Also congratulations to Lake Macquarie City Council in securing the 2014 World Children Games.
The 2013 games are in Canada with Lake Macquarie sending a tennis team of two boys and two girls between the ages of 12 and 16.
Managed by Mount Hutton Tennis Club coach Colin House, the team will be selected early in 2013.
This Saturday is the final training session for the 2012 Hunter Academy of Sport tennis squad.
It has been a productive year of growth and development for the squad members with Katie-Rae Fing, Rhys Searant and Brad Simpson outstanding in tournament play.
Next year will see major changes to the Northumberland Region and Hunter Academy of Sport elite junior squad training program.
The academy has thanked the 2012 squad coaches myself, James McKee and Jenny Anne Hoffman, squad fitness consultant and trainer, Inger Villadsen and assistant coaches Jens Sweaney, Joel Herbert and Michelle Eastcott for our commitment to the program.