This year our Junior Club Champs were held on 3rd, 4th, 6th March. Congratulations, not only to our winners, but to all of our juniors who participated in this event.
Results are here:
Photos can be viewed here:
Below is a letter from our club president, Kevin Wilson.
Well the weather played its part but then so did all of the young people who played in this year’s Junior Club Champs; thank you for participating and making it the success it was.
We had 54 entries up 38% on the previous year, we had several events 10’s, 12’s 14’s, and the open; singles, doubles and mixed and as a result many games had to be played at Marsden as well as KUTC. Play commenced on Thursday evening and finished on Sunday evening.
I had the pleasure of spending some time at KUTC on both Saturday and Sunday and was suitably impressed with the standard of play but in particular I wish to commend all of the players for the very high standard of sportsmanship shown by our young players. It was not uncommon to hear players saying “GOOD SHOT” when their opposition hit a winner. This level of sportsmanship is to be encouraged however is often not seen in many sports. This type of behaviour also reflects very positively on parents, our junior interclub team managers and also our coaches………………well done ALL
The Event itself would not have taken place without the hard work behind the scenes from the likes of Alice Yang our first time Tournament Director, who did an outstanding job of bringing it together and keeping everyone informed along the way. Alice was ably assisted by Andrew MacDouall with the draws. And then there were many parents who helped on the day keeping the courts ‘busy’ and recording results.
Thank you also to Senior Committee member Chris Garmonsway for providing FairTrade ‘all good’ bananas which complemented the bbq and sweets that were on offer for players and supporters alike.
Thank you Sharon Warrior for replenishing all of the supplies.
A big THANK YOU to Samuel Marsden Collegiate School for the use of your courts, greatly appreciated by players and organisers alike. (If I have missed anyone out I apologise, thank you)
It was very pleasing to see the many parents supporting their children and the event and thank you to committee members and coaches who popped in from time to time to see our future champions also.
As your President I came away feeling very proud of our Club. Our juniors………. the Club’s future is in good heart.
Upon leaving the Club on Sunday evening and having had much banter with Alice (and others) throughout the tournament, we High-Fived each other while making the commitment to do it all again next year.
Best wishes to all for the remainder of the season.
Kevin (KUTC President)
The winners and runners up from this years finals are
|GS10s||Helena Errington||Elizabeth Rose Adair Whitaker|
|BS10s||Tom Bevan||Angus Doddridge|
|BD10s||Tom Bevan & Angus Doddridge||Thomas Gould & Matthew Charles Stitt|
|GS12s||Riana Pho||Kate Wallace|
|GD12s||Riana Pho & Kate Wallace||Hannah Bigwood & Molly Stevenson|
|BS12s||Ciaran Joseph Bramwell||Jamie Fleming|
|BD12s||Ciaran Joseph Bramwell & Sam Mastreani||Jamie Fleming & Tony Lai|
|GS14s||Vita Helen M Mcdouall||Juliet Enright|
|GD14s||Rachael Baber & Vita Helen M Mcdouall||Riana Pho & Sorita Pho|
|BS14s||Daniel Fleming||Ugrin Vuckovic|
|BD14s||Ugrin Vuckovic & Alexi Peter Zangouropoulos||Oscar Horsley & Ryder O’Neil|
|GS Open||Maggie Dai||Kate Louise Bolton|
|GD Open||Caroline Enright & Georgia Taylor||Maggie Dai & Charlotte Mcmanus|
|MD||Sebastian On & Maggie Dai||Daniel Fleming & Rachael Baber|
Check out the results for recent years:
Junior Club Champs 2014
Junior Club Champs 2013
Junior Club Champs 2012
Junior Club Champs 2011
Junior Club Champs 2010
Junior Club Champs 2009
Junior Club Champs 2008
Junior Club Champs 2007
Junior Club Champs 2006