Squash, swim clinics set for holidays
By PETER SAXBY
WITH 2007 almost upon us activities turn to skills programs to get children equipped for one of their favourite pastimes.
Swim clinics: the Squash Centre will be conducting learn to swim clinics for all ages, commencing January 2 and January 15.
The intensive swim classes are conducted with morning sessions of 45 minutes. Each clinic is for nine days.
Classes are conducted under the guidance of Austswim Accredited Staff, so your child receives the best of help to get them started on a Skill for Life.
Squash clinic: a junior squash clinic for potential players from beginner's to advanced will be conductedfrom January 15 to January 19.
Players will receive tuition on all the basic skills, to get them prepared to enjoy fun games with advanced players being challenged with tactical game plays.
The clinic provides for ages seven to 17 daily with sessions times 2pm to 5pm daily. Cost of theclinic is $60.
For any of the above activities registrations or inquiries can be directed to the centreon 6653 6523.
Competitions: results of competitions for Tuesday night and Wednesday Night have been completedwith some great matches to finish the season.
Tuesday winners were: line one, Barry Rix defeated Daniel Spring in five sets; line two, Steve Hunt defeated John Rovere in a see-sawing five setter; line three, Brendan Dunn defeated Allan Dunn 10/9 9/5 10/8 with no luck for Allan to break through; line 4, John Bliss needed to be on guard against improving Russell Phelps to win infour sets 7/9 9/2 9/3 9/2.
Wednesday night climaxed with most finals going the full distance in closely contestedmatches.
Line one saw Graham Bull outstay the reliable Jeff Iddles for a 1/3/63 to 0/2/61 win; line two was won by Rob Falconer, enjoying a return to form against Rudy Sendlhofer winning 1/3/61 to 0/2/58; line three, Mitch Ramstadius defeated Zack McDonald in four sets with both players tactical and stroke making a delight to witness. Mitch winning 15/11 17/15 12/15 15/13; line four was a repeat match of earlier rounds with Dave Stretton edging out David Stewart in five sets, 1/3/60 to 0/2/57.
A new format of competition is planned for 2007 for Wednesday players with a promotion andrelegation system to be used.
Players will be graded to ensure that everyone gets a good workout on the night and beginners or not so expert players can join in the fun.
Nominations for any of the new competitions, Tuesday, singles and doubles, Wednesday orThursday to get back into shape after the holiday break are now invited.
Monday/Friday Challenge: The formidable Monday team have squared the series against Friday's true stayers with a sound thrashing last week.
Led by Kevin Barby the team of Geoff Clerke, Noel Tennant and Rick Bennell manipulated the fixture including selections, rules and on court decisions to soundly take the crown from Steve Hunt's understrength side of Jeff Iddles, Col Spring and John Rovere.
With the trophy firmly on display Monday won the fixture 3/11/133 to 1/5/81.
Junior finals: Contestants of Term 4 competition put on a great display in the finals last Friday.
Adrian Kelly needed to work hard to withstand the challenge by Brendan Ramstadius, who is an exciting prospect and was judged the Most Improved Player in the competition. Adrian winning 15/6 15/12 11/15 15/9.
Chris Anderson is continuing to improve defeating Thomas Aitken in four sets to ensurehe is promoted next season.
Line three was won by Corey Merriman with a great service game.
Line four featured Hayden Kelly and Byron Trembath, winner Encouragement Award. Both players producing some great shots and court coverage serving notice they have improved greatly this term. Hayden winning 15/10 15/12 15/4. Well done to all players.
The centre will be closed Christmas Day and open from 9am throughout the holiday season.
Peter, Jenny and Tamika wish everyone seasons greetings.