Ulladulla Tennis Academy hitting sessions:
Head coach Kevin Murphy is now running hitting sessions as well as his usual coaching for all Milton /Ulladulla Tennis Association (MUTA) members and visitors. Hitting sessions cost $15, are one-on-one and run for 30 minutes. Hitting partners to book with are coach Kev, Ryan Murphy-Tennis Australia community coach, Doug Parker-Tennis Australia club professional coach or Natasha Phillips-Edgar, Riley White or Brock Pearse who are all Tennis Australia foundation coaches.
Batemans Bay AM Tournament:
Ryan Murphy reached the semi-final of the Australian Money Tennis (AMT) qualifying consolation draw. Playing on Monday.
Riley White played some really strong tennis and won his first two matches of qualifying. Riley and Ryan won their first round of AMT doubles and lost in the second round. Natasha Phillips Edgar went down in her singles match against a player previously ranked 119 in the country. She went on to play a solid match in the consolation round against a player ranked 322 going down 6-2 6-3. Natasha is still to play AMT mixed doubles and AMT doubles.
Brock Pearse playing AMT special singles lost his first match with a lot of solid hitting. Brock won his first match in A-grade singles before going down in the quarter final. Brock and Anton Willett won their first match in AMT doubles before going down in second round.
Full results not known at time of publication. IIt is great to see our local players playing and doing so well in a highly-competitive event.
Memberships due and registration days
The club’s financial year ends on 30 June and there has been a slight increase in annual membership fees which will be due by July 1.
The new fees are: Adults $55, concession $45 (need to supply Centrelink number-not seniors card), juniors $35, family (two adults two children) $160 or family (one adult three children) $135.
This year for your convenience there will be registration days as follows:
Saturday 30 June from 11am until 2pm at the clubhouse in Ulladulla with committee members in attendance to collect fees. (there will be a sausage sizzle and free tennis for all who pay memberships on the day).
The next registration day will be on Monday July 2 and Tuesday July 2 from 9-10am. The treasurer will be in attendance at Ulladulla clubhouse. NO free tennis or sausage sizzle.
New Fencing Work to Continue This Week
Courts 4, 5, and 6 will be out-of-bounds for all players this week while the fencing is being removed and replaced.
The committee thanks players for their patience while this work is being carried out and reminds everyone to stay away from this area until the work is completed.
Harris Scarfe Monday Ladies
Due to the wet weather there was no tennis played on June 4 nor on June 11 due to the long weekend. The next match is on June 18 which is the last match before semi-finals are played on June 25.
Points scores are:
Div. 1 - Stiller 68, Loves 65, Cassidy 57 ½, Longworth 50 ½, Mennie 39
Div. 2 – Davis 61, Wright 58 ½ Bennett 55 ½, Dunn 53, Clough 52
Thursday Night Ladies Comp
June 7 results were: Walker defeated Blondinau 5-1. Simon defeated Shalhoub 4-2 with Michiko filling in for Sonya. As this was the last round the scoreboard is as follows: Walker 85, Shalhoub 65, Simon 50 and Blondinau 40. As a result, the semi-finals will be played this week: Walker v Blondinau and Simon v Shalhoub.
All ladies wishing to play in the winter competition which starts at the end of July please let Sue know.
Bakers Delight Saturday Morning Junior Competition
Due to the long weekend there was no junior tennis played on Saturday. Normal competition as per draw to be played next week.