Busselton Tennis Club's Scroungers competition

Busselton Tennis Club’s weekly competition Scroungers was played last Thursday, November 1 with a strong complement of players. The two teams men’s doubles competition is jointly team and individually scored. The reduced four set, first to six games, tiebreak on five games all and short deuce format works well for the varied age group playing according to mid-week competition organiser, Jim Creedon.

The social competitiveness of the grass-court competition, together with constant lighthearted banter and a keen eye on the weekly prize donated by Geographe Hardware might have something to do with Scrounger’s popularity since it’s initiation three years ago by Grayden Clack. Whatever the attraction, visitors are most welcome to join in by contacting Jim on 0490 072 852, Jim@bsnfp.com.au.

Last week’s results were: A Melbourne Cup field of 24 players turned up and like the Melbourne Cup runners the form was mixed. In what would have to be the closest result in history, the Red team scraped home by a short half head. Scores were 12 sets all with Red winning 110 games to Greens 108 games. The closeness of the game is highlighted by five sets going down to tiebreaks. Winner of the day was Les Cousins, who won all four sets, 24 games for and 10 against. Runner-up was Bernie Masters who also won all four sets, 24 games for and 18 against.

SW Ladies Pennants 2018/19 competition started on October 21 with Busselton entering seven teams – three in A-1, two in A-2 and two in A-3. Clubs competing are Busselton, Bunbury, Harvey, Australind, Donnybrook, Dunsborough, Bridgetown and Margaret River.

Round 2  - November 1: Several teams travelled away, among them: 1/Bsn Topaz (A-2) travelled to Bunbury. Bsn Topaz won 8 sets to 4 / 59 games to 48. New player for Bsn Topaz (Jodie Ganzer) won all 6 of her sets (6-5, 6-2, 6-5, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1) with team members Kelly Conroy, Tara Doyle and Allison Hutchison. 2/Bsn Amber (A-2) travelled to Donnybrook. Amber started the day strongly winning their first 4 sets before Donnybrook made a comeback. At the end of play both teams had 6 sets but Donnybrook were ahead on games 59 – 53. Bsn Ambers’ Lorraine Brown and Kathy Wright won 6-5, 6-4 against Sally McDonald and Natalie Harrison. Bsn Carolyn Stokes and Leanne Mattaboni won 6-5, 6-2 against Ann Clifford and Lydia Torrisi. 3/Busselton Pearl (A1) went to Bridgetown and had a decisive win (11 sets to 1 – 70 games to 31). Sandy Sigelski and Erica Franklin had a great match (6-4, 6-5) against Bridgetown’s Ann Carr and Alison Wheatley.

New members and visitors are invited along each Saturday afternoon from 1.30pm and Wednesday mornings from 9am for social tennis.