Tennis tournament weekend a great success

Olivia Bird. Photo Scott Calvin
Olivia Bird. Photo Scott Calvin

Over the October long weekend the Gloucester District Tennis Association hosted the 2017 Gloucester Open Bronze AMT & JT tournament. 

Although on one hand there was the hope for rain, the committee was delighted the tournament could be played out in perfect conditions. The tournament was one of the biggest in recent years with 376 players competing in 755 matches over four days. All courts at the tennis club were in action from 8am to 11pm, with some matches played at the Gloucester High School courts.

The tournament caters to all level of players. The highest level of competitor would enter the Australian Money Tournament (AMT) events. For those that are interested in having a social hit, there is a social event that welcomes all players.

Third time winner of the AMT Mens Singles and number one seed, Adam Feeney, defeated third seed, Joel Herbert 6-0 6-2 in the final. Sahra Dennehy defeated number one seed, Emma Pollock in the AMT Womens Singles 2-6 6-2 (10-5) in a tie breaker third set.

The committee has applied to Tennis Australia for permission to conduct the event again next year.

Special thanks to the 30 volunteers that assisted in getting this tournament happening.  Assistance was provided with court maintenance, canteen, kitchen and barbecue duties, as well as keeping the grounds tidy.  The event also would not occur without the sponsors: Adams Upholstery, Darrel’s Gourmet Butchery, Rob Moore and Associates and Webbs Real Estate. Thanks also to Betta Electrical, DB Plumbing, Mark Lucas Plumbing, Gloucester Bowling Club and Will at The Kitchen.