The Tennis Seniors SA courts at Greenhill Road, Unley were a hive of activity from 10th to 12th November with more than 100 matches played at the State Championships over the three days. Living Choice is a long-time sponsor of Tennis Seniors SA and a portion of the sponsorship funds are used for the State Champs which is run concurrently with an International Tennis Federation Seniors event, held in Adelaide in November each year. This year, there were 75 entries and around 65 of them attended the prizegiving when Living Choice Fullarton village manager, Brian Lynch, presented the trophies.
Tennis Seniors SA president, John Schluter, acknowledged the great support from all the sponsors and encouraged everyone to visit the superb facilities at the Fullarton village. He also asked Brian to invite any tennis-playing residents at Fullarton to come for a hit at the Greenhill Road centre. Special mention to the oldest player, Henry Young (96) who reckons he can still improve so he has taken on a coach! Congratulations to the winners:
55+: Singles men - 1st Rhees Blewett, 2nd Grant Daniel; ladies – 1st Anai Kritzinger, Kay Price; men’s doubles – 1st Ian Delbridge & Trevor Reeve, 2nd Richard Pembroke & Scott Trestrail; mixed doubles – 1st Ian Delbridge & Chris Flynn, Neale & Kay Price.
65+: Men’s doubles – 1st David Cadman & Roger Davey, 2nd Richard Osborne & John Schluter; mixed doubles – 1st John Schluter & Wendy Doolette, 2nd Trevor Weinert & Ros Mitchell.
75+: Singles men – 1st Peter Dawe, 2nd Don Burgess; men’s doubles – 1st Don Burgess & Peter Dawe, 2nd Orrin Newby & Wayne Rose.
45+: Women’s doubles – 1st Linda Carter & Genevieve Dawson, 2nd Wendy Butler & Anai Kritzinger; mixed doubles – 1st Mark Swanbury & Chris Luhrs, 2nd Peter French & Karen Ahrens.
35+: Men’s doubles – 1st David Hill & Adrian Johnston, 2nd Scott Hughes & David Mullins.
Men’s Combined Doubles: 110+ 1st Kevin Benson & Brian O’Connor, 2nd Carmine Deieso & Michael Trait. 130+ 1st David Cadman & Kevin Green, 2nd Richard Osborne & John Schluter. 150+ 1st Don Burgess & Peter Dawe, 2nd Richard Pembroke & Henry Young.
Combined Women’s Doubles: 150+ 1st Cathy Chapman & Pauline Fielden, 2nd Judy Addison & Maxine Young.