Popular tournament returns

YOUNG STARS: The Mini Hot Shots was a popular event at the Lucindale Easter Tennis Tournament.


THE 55th Lucindale Easter Tennis Tournament returned on the weekend in spectacular conditions at the Lucindale Country Club, after the 2020 event was canceled due to COVID-19.

The popularity of the competition was evident, with campsites booked out and competition numbers not seen for the past six years.

A full calendar of events was on offer, with juniors, veterans and open categories.

The weekend included everyone from the new-to-tennis right through to A Grade players, while golf was also on the card, with a pairs ambrose on Friday, night golf Friday night and the Easter Cup Stroke event on Saturday.

With 187 players, in 23 various events, the tournament desk was kept busy scheduling over 350 matches over the three days.

While the action on the main courts was hot, it was noted the real talent could be seen each day on the mini Hot Shots court on the hill.

Upwards of 15 youngsters at a time lined up to challenge each other, a positive sign for the future of the much-loved tournament.

A presentation was held following trophy presentations on Saturday evening when special guest, Gary Copping, presented Leanne Graetz with life membership of the Lucindale Tennis Club.

Graetz’s contribution to the club was detailed and extends through four decades of executive roles, representing the club and association in local regional and interstate events, plus her passionate promotion of the club and the Easter tournament.


11 and Under Boys Singles: Winner – Hamish Gordon; Runner-up – Tom Handbury.

Consolation: Winner – Oscar Pritchard; Runner-up – Harry Robinsons.

11 and Under Girls Singles: Winner – Claire Painter; Runner-up – Annabelle Gordon.

13 and Under Boys Singles: Winner – Sam Scott-Young; Runner-up – Kai Coghlin.

Consolation winner – Harley Wundersitz; Runner-up – Oscar Livingstone.

13 and Under Girls Singles: Winner – Lucy Handbury; runner-up – Jessica Douglas.

15 and Under Girls Singles: Winner – Kiele Longbottom; Runner-up – Olivia Handbury.

Friday Mixed Doubles

Vet’s Mixed Doubles: Winners – Paul Page and Heather Richards; runners-up Craig Jones and Marie Klaosen.

B Grade Mixed Doubles: Winners – Alistair Scott-Young and Janes Reeves; Runners-up Trevor and Linda Dohnt.

A Grade Mixed Doubles: Winners – Adam Fonfe and Jodi White; Runners-up Andrew Van den Hurk and Sarah Edwards.

Saturday Junior Doubles

11 and Under Boys Doubles: Winners – Tom Handbury and Toby Longbottom; Runners-up Harry Robinson and Ollie Sparkes.

11 and Under Girls Doubles: Winners – Kiersten Cole and Zarah Thami; Runners-up – Claire Douglas and Aynslee Hayman.

13 and Under Boys Doubles: Winners – Sam Scott-Young and Kai Coghlan; Runners-up – Harley Wundersitz and Kiefer Wundersitz.

13 and Under Girls Doubles: Winners – Claire Painter and Kyah Rodda; Runners-up – Kelsie Bonham and Jessica Douglas.

Saturday Senior Singles

C Grade Men’s Singles: Winner – Ollie Byne; Runner-up – Richard Pilmore.

B Grade Men’s Singles: Winner – Stephen Brewin; Runner-up – Kai Wardle.

B Grade Women’s Singles: Winner – Lucy Handbury; Runner-up – Olivia Handbury.

A Grade Men’s Singles: Winner – Andrew van den Hurk; Runner-up – Adam Fonfe.

A Grade Women’s Singles: Winner – Eliza Handbury; Runner-up – Claire Pickering.

Sunday DiGiorgio Doubles Day

C Grade Men’s Doubles: Winners – Andrew and Simon Xotta-Dickson; Runners-up – Sam Crocker and Jamie Weaver.

C Grade Women’s Doubles: Winners – Olivia Handbury and Anna Austin; Runners-up – Cate Orton and Katharine Legoe.

B Grade Men’s Doubles: Winners – Mark and Trevor Dohnt; Runners-up – Jacob and Paul Dugmore.

B Grade Women’s Doubles: Winners – Kathryn Parker and Marie Klaosen; Runners-up – Caroline Byne and Amelia Painter.

A Grade Men’s Doubles: Winners – Andrew van den Hurk and Paul Griffin; Runners-up – Zach Sando and Oscar Wight.

A Grade Women’s Doubles: Winners – Jodi White and Janes Reeves; Runners-up – Casey Weaver and Emily Warner.