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The Percy Finch and Australian Open Doubles starts TODAY!!
Over the next four days there will be some fantastic matches, if you are in town, please come and watch, be inspired and support the players.
We have two divisions of Percy Finch, Hobart has a chance in both so come and make a lot of noise in support of our teams.
TONIGHT (Friday) from 5pm the Club is supplying some nibbles for Members to enjoy with their drinks while watching matches which will be going on until at least 8pm.
There will also be a BARBEQUE on offer for those who would like to save themselves the joy of cooking and washing up at home.
If you have a favourite meat fish or shrimp, bring it along, otherwise there will be snags, burgers and bacon on tap.
This barbeque is happening every Friday night so feel free to come along any Friday, if it is well patronised it will continue.
This is a great way to enjoy your Club and to get to meet other Members. We encourage new members to join in, you don’t have to stay long or you can stay all night, just come and introduce yourself. If you do intend to come and eat, please let us know so we have enough food for you.
Thanks to Greg Kerin, our own green thumb extraordinaire, members will have a chance to own a little piece of tennis club history. Cuttings of the magnificent Pierre Etchebaster grapevine which has so beautifully adorned the front of the Club since 1975 will soon be offered for purchase.
The plants are still being tended at New Town Station Nursery but will be available to good homes at the beginning of April for the investment of $15 each. All proceeds will go towards HRTC Fundraising.
If you wish to reserve your piece of history please contact Barry at the Club. There are only 25 plants available and they will come with cultural notes.
The Tasmanian Open Handicap Singles was run in 3 Divisions – Friday to Sunday – 25-27 May 2012.
The combined draw saw 20 players take to the court over the 3 days which included a return to competition tennis for Graham Hyland, albeit it he lost his first round match to Pete Boyles 6/1, 3/6, 6/2. In addition to that pair, there were 4 other players in the A Singles draw, being Graeme Blundstone and Graeme Bradfield, with the final being between Jeremy Rackham (love) and Tony Blom (owe 1/4 15). Tony Blom won the A Singles Final 6/3, 6/4.
The B Singles was a small draw of Chris Doucas, Nick Rooke, Ron Booth and Justine Legg with the latter two playing in the final. Justin Legg (owe 15) won 6/5, 6/5 over Ron Booth (Rec 1/2 15).
There was a field of 10 in the C Singles with Simon Dwyer (Rec 1/2 15) winning over Paul Dunne (owe 15), 5/0, 5/2. They both had 3 set matches to make the final, accounting for Dave Mitchell and Tony Barrett respectively. The other players in the draw were Iain Burrows, Pat Bradfield, Alex Colbert, Eryl Raymond, Ray Brown and John Moores.
It’s a dreary day outside – all the better to come in and watch the Tas Open Handicap Singles being played at the Hobart Club this weekend. Games are being played over three divisions with some great spectacles likely.
While the snow falls outside, this weekend sees a big lineup on court, with the Percy Finch and Australian Amateur Doubles to be held from Friday 10th to Monday 13th June.
This year sees a B grade in both tournaments, making for a packed timetable. View the order of play here.
Hobart has regained the Widmer-Bradfield trophy with a dominant display winning all 6 matches over the weekend.
View the draw and results below:
Widmer-Bradfield Trophy 2010
Congratulations to Hilton Booth who won the Tasmanian Amateur Singles on the weekend, and also won the Doubles with Graeme Bradfield. See all the results here:
Tasmanian Amateur Singles Draw 2010
Tas Am Doubles draw 2010
The first official event of the Australian Open 2010 carnival, the Pro-Am, was held in Hobart on Sunday January 24th. Read more
As part of the Australian Open fundraising the Tennis club is giving you the chance to win a Panasonic Viera 32″ LCD TV!!!
There are 100 raffle tickets available at $10 each. Tickets are already selling fast, so get in quick.
Just email or call Barry to secure your ticket today.
The court has been a hive of activity over the past week. The court has been closed since Christmas to conduct much needed maintenance of the court and the club in general. Club volunteers led by Brian Maxwell and Peter Scollard, have applied a new surface to the court, and painted around the club.
As you can see the court has been given a new red tinge, after a few more days curing the court will be back action. Looking forward to seeing you all out on the new surface soon!!