Juniors gear up for tennis finals

THIS Saturday morning will see the finals of the Term 4 Coffs Junior Tennis Association Saturday Morning Competition.

Hopefully there will be some sunny weather to conclude a competition that has had its fair share of inclement weather.

A total of 16 juniors from the Harbour Tennis Academy are participating in this comp.

Division 1 will see Jake Howe and Conlan Brehaut battle it out with the others. Division 2 has Sam Scharz, Brooke Lusted and Bokkie De Beer. Division 3 has Bailey Morgan whilst Division 4 has Lisa Flick, Ben Bensley, Latiecha Wilkinson, Ian Doherty, Tara Charleson, Molly Cains, Caitlyn Beverley, Amy Smith, Lily Pade and Cody Graham. It’s been great to see Tara, Molly and Cody progress from the Tennis Australia Hot Shots Program that was set up on a Saturday morning and Friday Afternoon from the beginning of Term 2 and has been run by The Harbour Tennis Academy Head Assistant Coach Alison Scott. The modified tennis program has allowed the kids through the use of low compression balls and modified net system the ability to ease their way into the game of tennis.

The Harbour Tennis Academy Friday night comp also has its final week tomorrow afternoon at the Westside Tennis Club.

Held since 1998, the Friday night comp was established not in competition with the traditional Saturday morning comp which is run by the Coffs Harbour and District Tennis Association – Junior Branch to allow those kids who might like to play a comp match more than once a week or those that play another sport on a Saturday morning to play.

Singles matches are played each Friday afternoon in a round robin and pools are allocated via standard.

With up to 30 juniors playing this term the top couple of places a pretty close with Andy Minotti and Damain Phillips leading the way.

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