With the forecast a few days out from the weekend of the HB Lawn Junior Open looking very dodgy we did great to get through the whole weekend’s event largely untouched by bad weather. There were 68 entries with players travelling from Taupo, Rotorua, Wairarapa and Wellington. We had a good number of our local juniors who picked up various titles with some going to our visitors. The courts were at an absolute maximum with all ten courts being in full use from 8.30am until 5.30pm on Saturday and again on Sunday from 8.30am to 3pm.
I would like to thank the club for shifting the regular Club Day to the Sunday which is appreciated and certainly does help me run a full fun event. All the visitors commented on the fantastic venue and viewing the club offers for such junior events. Some parents were also glad to be able to catch the All Blacks test match on the Sunday morning in the club rooms!
10s Girls Singles Winner Francesca Wells Wairarapa
12s Girls Singles Winner Scarlett Dowland Rotorua
14s Girls Singles Winner Ruby Roberts Hawkes Bay
16s Girls Singles Winner Sophia Nash Hawkes Bay
10s Girls Doubles Winner Sophie Hansen/Libby Windhager Hawkes Bay
12s Girls Doubles Winner Alex Cave/Scarlett Dowland Hawkes Bay
16s Girls Doubles Winner Olivia Shannon/Ruby Peirre Hawkes Bay
10s Boys Singles Winner Tom Weston Taupo
12s Boys Singles Winner Cristiaan Bull Hawkes Bay
14s/16s Boys Singles Winner Boaz Mellor Taupo
10s Boys Doubles Winner Otis Hoggard/Freddie Hunter Hawkes Bay
12s Boys Doubles Winner Charlie Nash/Cristiaan Bull Hawkes Bay
14s/16s Boys Doubles Winner Luke Winter/Henry Isaacs Hawkes Bay
An extra mention should be made of Luke Winter who won the Waikato Intermediate school champs last Friday. Due to this win he now travels back to Hamilton next week to compete in the North Island National Finals top 16 Intermediate School players.
Director of Coaching