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Former Numurkah multi club champion from the late 1970's, Kevin Callahan, came back to his spiritual tennis home for the last round of the North East seniors tournaments for 2021.
Along with his fellow Wangaratta Lawn Tennis Club compatriots, Phil Peck and John Brunner, he continued the good form they all showed at the Yarrawonga State Seniors Grass Court tournament the previous weekend.
But in the round robin format at Numurkah it was Brunner again who was undefeated in section one. However Kevin was very pleased to outscore Phil on his old court one at Numurkah. Kevin wasn’t the only Wangaratta based player though to stage a return to the magnificent welcoming Numurkah court complex.
David Godkin in section three estimated that he hadn’t played in Numurkah for close on forty years. He also took the opportunity to visit his cousin, recent former Moira councilor Marie Martin who he used to partner in mixed doubles at Numurkah, Nathalia and Katunga tournaments.
Local player Rick Orr also staged a comeback after twelve years out of tennis. He did well in section four despite an early hamstring strain.
The tournament attracted thirty one players from a wide geographic. Of the thirty one players, twelve women and nineteen men, players were also from Nathalia, Bendigo, Euroa, Albury, Wodonga, Echuca, Castlemaine, Violet Town, Wilby, Invergordon, Katunga, Melbourne, plus Numurkah locals.
Being close to Christmas the gathering had a festive air, particularly when Santa was spotted from the courts cruising in the back seat of an open top Ford Fairlaine. The first tournament for 2022 is scheduled for Benalla. Check the North East seniors tennis website for more details.
There was plenty of tennis for the over 35s on Sunday, May 2 when Wangaratta Lawn Tennis Club hosted the latest round of seniors tennis as part of the North East Veterans calendar.
The weather was perfect for the 45 plus players and their supporters.
Tournament manager Noel Boyd said that although he had some very late entries he was very pleased with the numbers.
Half of the players were local members while others came from far and wide to visit Wangaratta.
Noel said he had entries from as far as Wagga Wagga to the north, Tatura to the east and the Mornington Peninsula to the south.
He also said the well maintained lawn courts are always an attraction and it is always a good opportunity for players to meet up again as for some it was their first tennis outing since COVID restrictions were lifted .
“What better way is there to promote the Rural City of Wangaratta than though a game of tennis on grass in such perfect conditions?” he said.
The final round of the North East Seniors Tennis 2020-21 season will be held at Yarrawonga lawn courts on May 16.
Section 1: winner Ellen Bruce Yarrawonga, runner up Jenny Grose Shepparton.
Section 2: winner Simone Weston Wangaratta, runner up Marg Cloade Mornington Peninsula.
Section 3: winner Sue Piper Violet Town, runner up Julie Lamond Tarrawingee.
Section 1: winner Michael Reid Albury, runner up Mark Brown Wangaratta.
Section 2: winner Terry Mclean Albury/wodonga, runner up Ash Weston Wangaratta.
Section 3: winner Ron Evans Melbourne, runner up Mario Pane Wangaratta.
Section 4: winner Alan Busk, runner up Dennis Murnane Albury/wodonga.
Section 5: winner Mark Gorman Wangaratta, runner up Noel Boyd Wangaratta.