The Crookwell Tennis Club's summer competition finals were delayed due to poor weather, but that didn't stop them going off with a bang when they were eventually played.
Scheduled for Monday March 25 and Tuesday March 26, the semi-finals were eventually played on the Wednesday instead and resulted in a couple of close clashes which carried on late into the evening.
The semi-final results were:
- Pork Crackles defeated Two Serves 2 - 1
- Uber Hits defeated Red Bull 2 - 0
- Cool River defeated Crocs 3 - 0
- Kiss My Ace defeated Volleys 2 - 1
This set up a Pork Crackles vs Uber Hits final in the A Grade, and Cool River vs Kiss My Ace in the B Grade.
The grand finals were equally as competitive as the semi-finals, with both matches taken to three sets as neither side gave in to the pressure.
In the end, Uber Hits defeated Pork Crackles for the A Grade title while Cool River overcame Kiss My Ace for the B Grade honours.
The full results for the finals are as follows:
- Uber Hits (Kathy Secomb and Anthony Frost) defeated Pork Crackles (Alex Wheelwright and Derek Manson) 2 - 1
- Cool River (Charlotte and Anthony Selmes) defeated Kiss My Ace (Gabby and Wayne Haynes) 2 - 1
The tennis club said that it was particularly pleasing to see the father-daughter combinations in the B Grade final, which also indicated as to the strength of junior tennis in the region.
The club thanked all those who took part in the tournament this year. In an email to the Gazette, it was described by Crookwell Tennis coordinator Gerald Spackman as a "very enjoyable comp".
"[There was] lots of competitive tennis and a number of new players to the comp whom saw great improvement over the season," Spackman said.
"Hopefully see you next year."
The final of the Twilight competition took place on March 31, with Hawk Eyes claiming their tenth victory in as many years, following their defeat of Springers in the A Grade final.
The B Grade final went to Cheers, who comprehensively defeated C and C in their final to claim the hotly contested title.
This wraps up the current tennis competitions. Social tennis is expected to be played throughout winter, conditions permitting.
For further details about the status of social tennis in winter, please contact Gerald Spackman on 0448 394 393.