Two key story lines from TENNIS WEEKEND…..the infusion of six under age 21 players (Ryan, Emily, Lauren, Sam, Alex, Chris G) and Bionic Ben’s new knee!!! The weather was perfect… sole complaint was serving into that blinding sun!
We kicked off the weekend on Friday with a friendly Family Mixed Round Robin featuring – couples – Jody/Kevin and Danielle/Don – father/daughter – Emily/Ian, Lauren/Tim, Alex/Matt, Chantal/Lee – mother/son – Janet/Chris – and brother/sister – Maryse/ Simon. A vibrant cheering section enjoyed munching and drinks!
We packed in 39 matches in 2 days with awesome finals including 4 of our new under age 21 superstars, Bionic Ben in 2 finals and one semi.
- The Winners:
> Ladies Singles: Lauren
> Ladies Doubles: Maggie and Emily
> Men’s Singles: Josh
> Men’s Doubles: Ben and Graham
> Mixed Doubles: Chris T and Fiona
The Ladies Singles had but two players so right to the finals went Jody and Lauren. Youth prevailed but Jody was coming back!!!! Ladies Doubles had injured star Maggie and rookie Emily triumphed over Fiona and Sasha. Still on top Maggie!!!
New dad Josh who confessed to not having picked up a racquet since his victory last year managed to keep his crown by beating Bionic Ben 8-2.
Men’s Doubles Ben and Graham defeated Chris T and Ryan in a hard hit well fought 8-4 match.
The tennis woman of the Springs found the Mixed Doubles event requiring them to have “multiple partners” for the weekend… a few with 3!!! Yikes, but lots of great tennis!! Chris T and Fiona ( a two final gal) eked out a 9-7 win over Kevin and daughter Alex.
First timers Dave Hinder and John McDougall battled hard and are committed to make Sunday play next year.
Chris Thomson is quietly developing his own CSCC “Own The Podium” movement with a “Serena-like” level of dominance in Mixed & Men’s Doubles over the past number of years.
Awards dinner at the Conboy’s was well attended and enjoyed by all.
Awesome Committee of the Campbells – Schmeers – Bulleys – Pagets – Wasiks (Fiona/Tim)
Kids Tourney was Friday morning with 16 mainly under 8 participants. Ben did his magic with the wee ones, we had hot dogs, popsicles, drinks and cookies for the kids and of course medals. Please see Ruth if you did not get your medal!
Ruth & Bob Conboy