2018 Tennis Wrap-up

June 20, 2018

Well another June Long Weekend has come and gone and with it another Bush Bash and what a bash it was.

Whilst a few of our regular players were, unfortunately, missing this year we were very pleased to welcome quite a large contingent from the Neutral Bay Tennis Club, thanks largely to Leo Jones’ organisation, including two junior players whom I might add acquitted themselves very well – delightful young boys who are as keen as mustard.

There was four junior players being partnered with a parent or other adult in doubles matches and it was really good to see them having a go.

The tennis itself, well what can I say, it was the best quality tennis I have seen here for years. From the Opens to C Grade all players really put their all into their games and with the Open and Special divisions you would be hard pressed to see any better on the TV as I’m sure any of the spectators would agree.

Special mention needs to be made for John (Fugsly) Lindsay who for the last two years has travelled from New Zealand to be here. Not forgetting the fraternity from Sydney, Inverell, ACT players, local players and others who come here each year to take part in our unique Bush Bash.

An event like the Bush Bash takes a lot of preparation and work over many, many weeks by a small band of dedicated volunteers and I would like to thank them for their efforts because without them there would be no Bush Bash.  On that note a special thank you to John Greacen and Kevin Galvin for lending a hand at a critical time.

I would also like to acknowledge our 2018 sponsors: Bingara Central School, Bingara IGA & Hardware, Bingara Lions Club, Bingara Pharmacy, Bingara Post Office, Bingara Vet Clinic, Dewberry Lane, Fossickers Way Motel, Gwydir News, Gwydir Shire Council, HopwoodMiller P/L, The Imperial Hotel, Ivan Galvin, McGregor Gourlay Ag Services, Meat on Maitland and The Sportsmans Hotel and to thank them sincerely for their support.

Thank you again to all concerned and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

Following the completion of the tennis finals on Monday the Annual Country versus City Bowls match was played with a win, for the second consecutive year, for the City side.

Jan Miller