The latest round of the NE Veterans tennis was held Sunday 18th March. This time with an international visitor. Allan Lairson of Michigan USA who is father of Yarrawonga regular veteran player Mike Lairson and father in law of Amy Lairson, is visiting his family in Australia and greatly enjoyed his first taste of Wangaratta`s grass courts as part of the Veterans tennis day.
As is the clubs tradition a bottle of wine is given to the furthest travelled player courtesy of the sponsors Gapsted wines. Naturally Allan won this award easily.
All fifty women and Men players including those who travelled from Rosebud, Bendigo, Euroa, Shepparton, Wodonga and southern NSW as well as local players enjoyed their day despite the unusually challenging blustery wind conditions that players had to contend with on the day.
Many of the visiting veterans (including the Lairsons from Yarrawonga) enjoyed themselves so much some are planning to return to Wangaratta this Thursday evening for the social tennis evening planned to be held under the new lights.
Play begins at 6.30 and entries need to be made prior to Geoff Allen 0419140251 or Geoff Davidson on 0418213813 or contact the club via the club`s website.,Cost is $10 members and $15 non members. Bbq and bar facilities will operate."
Womens section 1, winner Heather Robbins Bendigo Runner up Judy Buzza Shepparton.
Womens section 2 Winner Helen Milton Albury Runner up Haly Wild Bendigo.
Womens section 3 winner Gert Brunner Yarrawonga Runner up Deb Symon Bendigo/
Mens Section 1 Winner Doug Smith Wangaratta Runner up Barry Sullivan Wangaratta.
Mens section 2 winner Frank Harris Wangaratta Count back from Ian Gross Shepparton.
Mens section 3 winner Mike Lairson Yarrawonga count back from Michael Smith Benalla.
Mens section 4 winner Gary Tennant Nathalia runner up Allan busk Wangaratta
Mens section 5 winner Greg Renner Corowa runner up Henry Parker Albury
Mens section 6 winner Peter Curran Wangaratta runner up Noel Boyd Wangaratta
Mens section 6 winner Terry Flynn Wangaratta runner up Cliff Donelan Wodonga.