Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Mackay Tennis Association recently concluded a successful season one of tennis fixtures, showcasing increased player participation in both Division 1 and Division 2. Season one saw some excellent tennis played across the divisions, with team ‘Wanderers’ (Ranjan, Chris, Naveen, Kunal, and Hayden) emerging as Division 2 champions, narrowly defeating the ‘Invincibles’ (John, Auston, Demi, and Brian) to claim outright victory. In Division 1, team ‘Djokovic’ (Brett, Darryl, Justin, Jess, and Lexie) claimed the title, with team ‘Kyrgios’ (Jamie, Adam, Barry, Jenny, and Bree) a close runner-up.
Tennis action continues at the Mackay Tennis Association, with season two kicking off this week. MTA encourages new players eager to participate in the competition to contact the club and get involved.
An upcoming highlight for the club is the Centenary Dinner, to be held on Saturday, 9th September. The event will take place on ‘centre court,’ providing a unique and memorable experience for attendees. Tickets for the centenary dinner are available for purchase at the club or through the association's Facebook page. The dinner promises to be a memorable night, with special guests including local tennis legend Nicole Pratt and Rob Barty (father of Aussie former world number one Ash Barty), adding a touch of star power to the festivities.
Adding to the excitement of the centenary dinner, an auction of exclusive tennis memorabilia will be held. Collectors and fans alike will have the chance to bid on rackets used by legendary players such as Rod Laver, Nicole Pratt, Sam Stosur, and Daria Saville.
Additionally, a signed and framed playing shirt from Ash Barty’s successful 2022 Australian Open campaign will be among the items up for auction.
As the association embarks on its centenary celebrations, it invites the community to join in the festivities. Secure your tickets for the centenary dinner and immerse yourself in a century of tennis excellence. Don't miss this unique opportunity to be a part of Mackay Tennis Association's remarkable journey. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Contributed by Wes Rose
Division 1 winners
Division 2 winners
Division 1 runners-up
Division 2 runners-up