Wanaka Open Junior Tennis
Tournament, 2nd, 3rd, 4th January 2013 - Poster
Wanaka Open Junior
Tennis Tournament, 2nd, 3rd, 4th January - Entry Form
Open Tennis Tournament,
5th, 6th, 7th January 2013 - Poster
Tournament, 5th, 6th, 7th January 2013 - Entry Form
Open Senior Tennis
Tournament, 9th, 10th January 2013 - Poster
Open Senior Tennis Tournament, 9th,
10th January 2013 - Entry Form
Libby Scott lived up to her top billing beating 4th seed Paula
Ferguson 6-1, 6-0 in her semi-final and her doubles partner 3rd seed Karin
Ebinger 6-0, 6-3 in the final. Karin had a close 3 setter against Felicity
Oxnevad eventually winning 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 to earn her place in the final against
In the men's draw, coach and no. 2 seed Vaughan Kingi was made
to work hard by his pupil 4th seed Jamie Poole winning 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.
After that it was one way traffic for France as they avenged their World Cup
loss, Gilles Degouy made short work of Albert Hailes 6-3, 6-0 before
disposing of Vaughan Kingi 6-3, 6-3 in the final. He then joined fellow
Frenchman Lucian Lemay to beat defending doubles champions Vaughan Kingi and
Hugo Nurse-Strang 6-4, 6-1 in the men's doubles final.
Wanaka Junior Tournament 2012
The Head Wanaka
Junior Tournament was bigger and better than ever with 89 kids from all over the
South Island battling it out in the 10 and under through to 18 and under age
groups. There were 198 Wanaka juniors in the draw with some great results
Kate Guildford from Cromwell who trains at Wanaka Tennis Club with coach Perry
Crockett was the winner of the 14 and Under girls singles. Kate teamed up
with Wanaka junior Alyssa Gibson to make the final of the doubles. Annie
Timu was the Runner-up in the 10 and Under girls singles and teamed up with
Danielle Molloy to make the final of the doubles. Wanaka players made a
strong showing in the 12 and Under girls singles with Olivia Ray going down in a
3rd set tie-break to eventual winner Emelia Price of Southland in the quarter
finals. Meg Timu was defeated by Price in the semi-finals 7-5, 7-5.
9 Year old Ines Stephani played in the 12 and Under age group and made the
semi-final before losing to the number one seed from Christchurch in a great
match. Meg and Olivia teamed up to place 2nd in the doubles with Ines Stephani
and Caitlin Gibson placing 3rd.
Joshua and Jack
Murison of Christchurch who regularly train in Wanaka won the 12 and Under and
14 and Under boys singles respectively.
Awards were handed
out to the winners by Wanaka Tennis Club Patron Jill Blennerhassett who has been
a great supporter of the strong junior programme at the club. Club
president John Lyness expressed appreciation to Infinity Investment Group and
Head New Zealand for their continued support of junior tennis in Wanaka.
Wanaka Senior Vets Tournament 2012
The Mixed Doubles
events winners featured many married couples which supports the adage that
couples who play together stay together!
In the 60+ event
locals Don and Joan Kindley and John and Penny Wilson met in the final with the
Kindleys emerging the winners. Don and Jane Shalcroft, another couple who
visit regularly, won the Plate.
Women's Doubles: Penny Wilson and Pam
de Beer. Men's Doubles: Ian Moore and Jim Todd.
The 50+ Women's Doubles was won by
Robyn Barnett and Kathy Smallbone. The 40+/50+ Men's Winners: Jason Smith
and Don Marshall.
Jo and Jason
Smith from Invercargill followed their children's success in the Juniors by
winning the 40+ event. Ian Moore and Liz Smith of Dunedin were runners-up
and Sheena Thomson and Julian Price won the Plate. Women's Doubles winners
were Daphne Ledgerwood and Lyn Cowie.
We were very lucky
to enjoy seven almost windless and sunny days and to have so much local support
with baking, sponsorship and members helping the committee ensure the success of
all 3 tournaments.
And Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Galloway Cook Allen; Head; Quartz Reef Wines, Infinity.
Masters Games Dunedin, 4-12 February 2012 (Wanaka results)
Men's Doubles - Dave Buckingham/Don Kindley, Silver
Mixed Doubles - Dave Buckingham/partner, Bronze
Mixed Doubles - Joan Kindley/Don Kindley, Silver
Women's Doubles - Joan Kindley/Penny Campbell - Gold
Women's Doubles - Joan Kindley/Penny Campbell, Silver
Women's Doubles - Daphne Ledgerwood/Sally Jackways, Silver
Carnival - Daphne Ledgerwood/partner - Gold
Women's Doubles - Robyn Barnett/Judith Wallace, Gold
Mixed Doubles - Robyn Barnett/John Alexander, Silver
Women's Doubles - Anna Brewster/Jenni Dobbie, Gold
Women's Doubles - Andy Oxley/Sue Cowles, Silver
Regular Fixtures and Visiting Teams
At WTC we are welcoming visiting players and teams from
other clubs all year round.
We are active in hosting tennis days and weekends throughout
the year. Some of the larger events this season have included the North Otago
T.C. (Omarru), Cashmere T.C. (Christchurch),
Southland Vets (Waihopai T.C.), Central Otago Vets,
Elmwood T.C. (Christchurch), Kaiapoi T.C. (North Canterbury),
Queenstown T.C. and a group of Japanese Veterans players.
South Island Queen's Birthday Veterans'
Tournament (35+ years). Queens Birthday Weekend (June) every year;
Doubles, Mixed Doubles only. Edgar Sports Centre (Dunedin). 6 Regional
teams;12 men/12 women. The Wanaka Tennis Club contributes players to the Otago
Country Team. Contact: Club Secretary
(see Contacts page).
South Island Super-Veterans' Tournament (55+
years). Edgar Sports Centre
(Dunedin). 6 Regional teams; 8 men/8 women. Doubles, Mixed Doubles only.
Contact: Club Captain (see
Opening and Closing Days
Social play is organised all day on both occasions.
April - Closing
This will be on Sunday late April, starting at 1pm sharp.
As in previous years players names will be put into a hat, with ladies
choosing a male partner (until they run out!!) and pairs playing for the
George Morris Memorial Millennium Trophy. Charge $2 (for balls), and
everyone bring a plate for afternoon tea. Prize giving at approximately
Junior Club Champs presentations.
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