On Sunday, March 9 our Annual General Meeting was held in the Tennis Clubhouse at 11am.
The nominees were announced as the 2019 Committee, by Orange Ex-Services' Club board director and liason officer Terry Flood.
Club stalwart Dolly Kjoller, who recently turned 91, was proud to continue on as Patron.
Alan Hubbard was elected as the new President, along with Kathy Penrose as Vice President and Brett Campbell as Secretary. Col Parsons continues on as Treasurer, as does Chrissie Kjoller as Publicity Officer.
Committee members remain the same with Brain Petty, Wayne Scott, Carol Hartin, Helen Chapman, Joshua Ristvej, Janet Davenport and Graham Hayne.
All committee are looking forward to another successful year along with plenty of enjoyable tennis.
Tuesday was a very busy day indeed, with all 10 courts full to the brim at various times.
James Sheahan and Kinross Wolaroi, plus court hires to the public and the Turn Up Tuesday Junior Competition were utilizing the complex and it was just great to see our club so busy.
The junior competition is going exceptionally well and is still gaining in numbers every week.
Tuesday’s crowd reached twenty four kids! Both players who finished on 18 games were Billy Rollin and Max Reidy but after a countback, Billy scraped in to be declared as the winner.
Among those were 10-year-old Kaydn McLachlan and seven-year-old Gus McDonald, who have started the year off well by competing in the Junior Development Series (JDS) Tournaments.
They travelled to Bathurst and Lithgow recently, both playing in the under-10 section. Kaydn played well to reach the quarter-finals at both tournaments and Gus reached the quarters at Lithgow.
The next JDS will be held in Blayney on the 8th April and no doubt our juniors will be competing.
Our A Grade social is going along steadily on Monday nights with players really enjoying the tennis.
If any player is interested in this night, we welcome you to join in.
Play kicks off at 7pm and concludes around 9pm. You will be assured a good hit.
Wednesday's autumn night comp continues in popularity. Players are loving the long friendly rallies and are now enjoying the cooler weather. Of the ladies, Lindy Crossley came out on top with two sets/19 games and there was a three way tie for second spot between Chrissie Kjoller, Alicia Chisolm and Janet Davenport, all finishing with one set/17 games.
Of the men, Andy Cannon continues his winning form with four sets/23 games, in second spot was Brett Campbell with three sets/30 games and third went to Daniel Kozul with two sets/19 games.
At Mixed Social last week, lucky Julian May won the free hit voucher for the second week running and this Sunday Brian Petty will be on duty from 1.30 on, to organize the sets for the afternoons play.
For the Ladies they are enjoying their friendly social tennis every Thursday morning from 8.30.
They have been welcoming more new players recently so if anyone would like to join in with them, you will certainly receive a friendly welcome.
If you would like to know about any of the activities at our complex or to book a court, then please phone Tennis Club on 63628020.
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