Youngsters up for the challenge

A GRADE BOYS WINNER: Zayne Young claimed the A Grade boy's honours in the Lakes Junior Tennis singles tournament on Sunday. Pictures: ELIZA COLE

THE Lakes Junior Singles Tournament saw big numbers flock to Olympic Park and the Gambier Tennis Club on Sunday for the annual tournament.

South East tennis coordinator Cassie Edwards said the event ran to plan, despite heat of the day and the numbers involved.

“We had great numbers in the A Grade boys – I think about 18 boys,” she said.

“We had 61 entries overall.”

Games began at 8.30am and ran through to 4.30pm, with the youngsters providing some entertaining contests.

“It was a long day for the children and we had to send some over to the Gambier courts because we had too many games to play,” Edwards said.

“But it all ran smoothly and there were some great results.”

While tennis has suffered for numbers in the senior ranks, Edwards said the juniors are as strong as ever, with the evidence in the numbers at the tournament yet again.

“Our junior numbers are good and our junior tournament is always well supported,” she said.

“The kids tend to love these tournaments.”

More pictures to be published in an upcoming issue of The Border Watch.