Ken Wray - At the net

A Wray of hope for NSW

Last week I was fortunate to spend the week at Coolum at the Hyatt Regency resort as manager of the NSW Country Team playing in the Optus Teams Challenge. After four days of competition the NSW team lost to Victoria in the final. The pleasing aspects of the Challenge were wins over Queensland country and Queensland metro.

After watching the State of Origin II in the company of many Queenslanders the revenge was sweet. In the finals my NSW boys, who were both from Wollongong, struggled against the strong Victorian boys and it was up to our girls to hold the team together. Local girl Ellie Wray partnered Elizabeth Searle from Newcastle and the girls won the doubles while Ellie was victorious in her singles. Sadly Elizabeth lost to her Victorian opponent. However, in what was a great week of tennis for the juniors, Ellie enjoyed wins in all her singles matches and like the other 15 juniors, gained valuable experience working on court with the likes of Scott Draper and John Fitzgerald throughout the week.

During the upcoming winter holidays Lismore Tennis is offering a week of tennis activities for local juniors in Clunes on Monday and Tuesday, July 3-4, and in Lismore from Wednesday to Friday, July 5-7. Each clinic runs from 9.15am to 3.15pm.

The cost is $30 per day, $50 for the two days at Clunes or $80 for the three days in Lismore.


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