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Senior (Vets) Queens-Bday Weekend

Senior (Vets) Rep team that competed at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin on Queens Bday weekend. The team got 5th beating Southland and playing against Canterbury, Canterbury County, Central Lakes, Otago, Southland.

Junior Prize Giving Results 2018

ALPINE ENERGY JUNIOR INTERCLUB

Term 4, 2017
A GRADE

WINNERS: WAI-ITI A1 Players: Noah Cook, Max Wilson, Ben Goldingham, George Lister, Aaron Kavanaugh

RUNNERS-UP: HILTON-GERALDINE A2 Players: Arabella Acland, Brianna Howell, Brooke Dwyer, Molly-Kate Morrison, Zara Coleman

B GRADE

WINNERS: WAIHI B1 Players: Harry Smith, Blake Borrie, Ben Pawsey, Jake Brown, James Guerin

RUNNERS-UP: HIGHFIELD B1 Players: Johnson Cleland, Orla Motley, Jacob Caird, Rebecca Harvey, Abigail Hyslop

C GRADE

WINNERS: HIGHFIELD C2 Players: Jack White, Fraser Gough, Stephanie Bromley, Philippa Bromley, Mollie Phillips, Jonty Seeler

RUNNERS-UP: HILTON-GERALDINE C2 Players: Cayden Howell, Jogi Wada, Henry Oliver, Riley Dudson-Moko, Jessica Skinner

Term 1, 2018
A GRADE

WINNERS: WAI-ITI A1 Players: Noah Cook, Max Wilson, Ben Goldingham, George Lister, Aaron Kavanaugh

RUNNERS-UP HILTON-GERALDINE A2 Players: Brianna Howell, Molly-Kate Morrison, Brooke Dwyer, Sam Shaw, Zara Coleman, Arabella Acland

B GRADE

WINNERS: CAVE B2 Players: Maggie Crosby, Maia Liu, Annie Shearer, Emma Campbell, Isla Crawford

RUNNERS-UP CAVE B1 – CERTIFICATE Players: Connor Stevens, Nick Stevens, Ben Fifield, Bridie Fifield

C GRADE

WINNERS: HILTON GERALDINE C2 Players: Cayden Howell, Jogi Wada, Henry Oliver, Jessica Skinner, Bryn Hanrahan

RUNNERS-UP: HIGHFIELD C1 Players: Archie Thomson, Alex Caird, Riley Caird, Arabella Brosnahan, Abby O’Brien


SC PRIMARY SCHOOL CHAMPS

Year 6 & Under

Boys Winner Jacob Caird Girls Winner Maia Liu

Year7/8

Boys Winner Tom Taylor Girls Winner Amelia McKeown


SC Junior Closed Championships

10s – Boys & Girls

Boys Winner Hugo Brosnahan Runner-up Nick Stevens
Girls Winner Maggie Crosby Runner-up Maia Liu

12s – Boys & Girls

Boys Winner Malachy Cleland Runner-up Ben Fifield
Girls Winner Lucy Crawford Runner-up Jessica Aldridge

14s – Boys & Girls

Boys 14 Winner Ben Goldingham Runner-up Aaron Kavanaugh
Girls 14 Winner Kate Crawford Runner-up Brianna Howell

16s BOYS

Boys Winner Josh Cameron Runner-up Shay Young


Rep Fixtures

24 players were recognized for playing in at least one Rep fixture
20 players were recognized for playing in ALL three fixtures
6 players were acknowledged for their selection in Southern Districts teams
Kate & Lucy Crawford were acknowledged for being members of the NZ Development Team


SC Special Awards

Most Promising Junior (Preen Family Cup) Lucy Crawford

Fair Play Award (Lane Family Cup) Ben Goldingham

Rep player of the year (Preen Family Cup) Maia Liu


Preen Scholarships WINNERS:

Junior Development Scholarship – 2 recipients: Maia Liu & Jessica Aldridge

Advanced Development Scholarship: Josh Cameron

 

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Claremont Tennis Club Upgraded Tennis Courts

The Claremont Tennis club recently opened their upgraded tennis courts after a big fundraising effort by the members. The original courts were laid in 1963 with 33 tonnes of hand mixed concrete and a number of cracks had developed. After investigating the different options, the club decided to go with Tiger Turf surface to be laid over top of the existing surface. In addition, the courts were rotated 90 degrees and extended 3m to give players more run back. The courts are a great asset to the community and have been well used since the upgrade.

Preen Family Scholarships 2018

2018 Preen Scholarships for SC Affiliated Players - we are very fortunate to have and are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the Preen Family who have once again very generously donated Personal Tennis Scholarships for our SC players for 2018.

In a slight change this year - we have two categories – Junior Development Scholarship (2 scholarships available of $250 each) and Advanced Development Scholarship (one scholarship of $500).

The eligibility criteria for each scholarship is outlined in the Application forms and these are available for download on our website - please review the application criteria carefully prior to submitting your application.

Please note entries close 20th April 2018 at 5pm - any applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Successful applicants will be recognised at the TSC Junior Prizegiving on Thursday 3rd May, 2018.

 

TBHS Tennis Team measure up at National Secondary Schools Finals

The Timaru Boys High School tennis team of James Watt, Josh Cameron, George McAleer, Matt Ellis and Connor Crotty earned the respect of their opposition teams at the National Secondary Schools Tennis Finals held in Christchurch this week with competitive matches and several upset wins.

Facing the premier number one seeds Wellington College on Day One was always going to be a big ask. TBHS faced the challenge and put up a good show. It was George McAleer who produced the match highlight winning the only match in the tie against Daniel Fleming, a much higher ranked player. McAleer won 6-4 6-0. James Watt’s match against in-form top NZ junior player Isaac Beecroft was a close encounter however it was Beecroft who nailed the crucial points to take the win.

Close matches were the order of the day in the tie against fourth seeds Tauranga Boys. Watt playing at number one had a 3 setter on his hands but couldn’t quite close out the third going down 4-6 to Caelan Potts. Going into the doubles 4-0 down in the singles matches it was the bottom doubles pairing of McAleer and Matt Ellis that gave TBHS its only win in the tie.

Next up TBHS met Westlake Boys and this tie proved to be full of emotion and was the closest tie of the week for TBHS. Again McAleer produced an upset win which didn’t please his opponent and Josh Cameron came back from a set and 0-4 down to turn the match around to a win and sealing two crucial match wins in the singles. Watt’s match against Chris Zang went to the wire with a thrilling battle with Zang taking it 7-6, 7-6. So it was two a piece going into the doubles. The top doubles pairing of Watt and Cameron netted a win and the bottoms double pairing bowed out on a set tie break in the second. The result was a draw. However, Westlake won on a set countback and edged their way into the top four play-off.

TBHS ranked 7th going into the finals were now playing off for positions 5-8 alongside Tauranga Boys, Hamilton Boys and Palmerston North. Having already met Tauranga in pool play, Hamilton Boys were our next opponents on Day three. The tie was a mixed bag with Hamilton Boys taking out the singles matches and TBHS winning both the doubles.

Unfortunately, Day four was washed out. TBHS didn’t get to play off against Palmerston Boys so share the seventh/eighth position.

In their debut at this prestigious national secondary school tennis event, the team from Timaru Boys High School showed they were worthy of making it through to this level. The boys displayed good character and sportsmanship and represented both their school and the South Island Secondary Schools in a positive light, pleasing both their coach Rachel Ellis and team manager, Jane Sullivan.

Jane Sullivan
TBHS Tennis Team Manager