Feb 21

2017 Otago Seniors Tennis Championships

2017 Otago Seniors Tennis Championships

Saturday, 1st April: Mens & Ladies Doubles

Sunday, 2nd April: Mixed Doubles

Location: Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin

Time: Report 9.00AM both days

Grades: Men’s and Women’s A, B, 60+ years & over. Mixed A, B, 110 years & over.

Entries close: Saturday, 25th March 2017

Click here for online and printable versions of the entry form.

Feb 15

Columba College and OBHS win Otago Secondary Schools Championships

Congratulations to Columba College for their games countback win over Otago Girls’ High School, and Otago Boys’ High School for their 5 rubbers to 1 win over John McGlashan College in the Otago Secondary Schools Finals held at Logan Park today. These teams will now travel to Timaru for the South Island Secondary Schools Tournament 3-5 March. To join them will be Mount Aspiring College, who defeated South Otago High School in the Mixed Grade in Balclutha today.

16797469_901889703286248_8497231590732999117_oColumba College: Laura Hamilton, Polly Marshall, Annabelle Alloo, Sennah Lee, Kayla Godkin (absent).

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Results:

Girls Grade
OGHS lost to Columba College 5-3 on games countback 50-40
Ilana Goossens beat Annabelle Alloo 6-0 6-3
Amelia King beat Laura Hamilton 6-1 6-4
Sophie Brown lost to Sennah Lee 6-0 6-1
Ailie Muldrew lost to Polly Marshall 6-0 6-0
Goossens/King beat Alloo/Hamilton 6-2 6-4
Brown/Muldrew lost to Lee/Marshall 6-2 6-1

Boys Grade
Semi-Final 1 – OBHS Bye

Semi-Final 2 – JMC beat Taieri College Boys 7-1
Tom Shallard beat Eli Newall 6-1 6-0
Bailey Godkin beat Trey Russell 6-2 6-2
Henry Power beat Devon Bell 6-4 6-4
Jez Nicholson-Kelly beat Mason Bell 6-3 6-4
Lachie Kenneally/Shallard beat M Bell/Newall 6-2 6-4
Godkin/Power lost to D Bell/Russell 7-6(6) 6-3

Final – OBHS beat JMC 7-1
Manawa Rakete-Shea beat Lachie Kenneally 6-4 6-2
Ayoub Ahmad beat Tom Shallard 6-2 6-2
Thomas Chiang beat Bailey Godkin 6-0 6-0
Zane Gray beat Henry Power 6-2 6-0
Rakete-Shea/Chiang lost to Kenneally/Shallard 6-3 2-6 [10-7]
Angus Faulks/Ahmad beat Jez Nicholson-Kelly/Power 6-2 6-3

Feb 14

Taieri Tennis Fun Day – Saturday 18th February 9am-12 noon

Due to the Southern Junior Teams Event being held this weekend, no junior interclub tennis is being played in Dunedin.

However the Taieri Tennis Club has organised a Tennis Fun Day this Saturday morning for ALL Dunedin junior interclub players who are not involved in the Southern Junior Teams Event.  Players from all grades (including the Hot Shots Green grades) are warmly invited to attend.

When: Saturday 18th February, 9am start

Where: Taieri Tennis Club, 10a Wickliffe St, Mosgiel

Format: Carnival doubles to begin with, followed by mixed doubles matches arranged by the coordinator

Cost: Free

The Tennis Fun Day will finish by about 12 noon. Please bring a plate for a shared morning tea.

So get out to the Taieri Tennis Club this Saturday to play on their magnificent Tiger Turf courts under the hot Mosgiel sunshine (the weather forecast is looking great!).

All enquiries to Kris Godkin on 027 3148417.

Jan 24

Come Try Tennis Hot Shots with your Family for FREE!

PRO-16-0005-HotShotsWeb_Desktop_1400x580pxHave you seen Tennis Hot Shots at the Australian Open and the ASB Classic? Tennis is a sport kids can play… forever! Now with Tennis Hot Shots NZ, children from 4-12 can learn tennis with a fun “learn to play” philosophy, and equipment that is made especially for them!

Bring your whole family along this Saturday and try it out for FREE!!! All equipment will be provided and you will have a chance to meet members from Dunedin’s Hot Shots Clubs – Balmacewen Tennis Club, Eastern Harbour Tennis Club, Mornington Roslyn Lawn Tennis Club, and Taieri Tennis Club.

When: Saturday 28 January 11:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Logan Park Tennis Centre (beside the University Oval and Caledonian)
Cost: FREE!!! Bring along your friends and all your family!

For more information contact 0224628888 – see you on Saturday!

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Jan 20

16s Southern Team Report

The 16s National Junior Teams event was held in Christchurch at the start of the month, and Otago player Ilana Goossens was one of the members of the Southern Team. Here is her report from the event:

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The start of 2017 was very exciting. After many months of training, hard work and dedication, I was able to go to the 2017 16U age group nationals and was lucky to be selected to represent the Southern Team in the 16U National Teams Event held in Christchurch 2-10 January 2017.

It was absolutely incredible to see how well developed other boys and girls my age are in tennis. I could tell how much work had gone into their every stroke. The agility, strength and speed they had, was a definite eye-opener, not to mention the awesome fair play and good sportsmanship that was displayed on the court. Seeing players like these at tournaments is a very good motivator for us to keep working as hard as we can to achieve personal goals in tennis. I met many new people and made new friends through this experience and I will never regret taking this opportunity.

Only 2 Dunedin players tried their luck in the junior Nationals for 16U: Lachlan Kenneally and myself. We were joined by Zane Gray who played mixed doubles with me until he badly rolled his ankle. Having to face Gemma Cliff (S5) in the qualification proved a bit too hard, but the experience was awesome.

In the Tier 3 event (for those that did not qualify for the 32 Main Draw) I just missed out by 2 points in a tie breaker against the eventual winner, Vita McDouall. I made up for this by winning convincingly from another similar ranked player, Courtney Hunter, cheered on by Southern Team mates, Lachlan, Kimberley Heads (Southland) and George McAleer (South Canterbury).

On Friday 6 January, the other members of the Southern Team had arrived: Annabelle Alloo and Manawa Rakete-Shea . Our team was reduced to 3 girls and 3 boys due to injuries and late withdrawals. It was very disappointing that we were missing our best boys and girls players from the Southern Region; therefore Manawa and I had to play in the #1 positions for our team.

Even though we all played our best tennis ever, the only win during the event came from George McAleer. But the teams event was definitely the highlight of my time in Christchurch. I was given the opportunity to play against some of the best players in the country (S2s and S3s), which was an unforgettable experience. The team spirit from the Southern team was great and many of us pushed on through tougher matches with our heads held high, knowing we were there to learn. In addition we were able to build new friendships with people not only from our own team but also from other teams.

A very special thanks to our coach Libby Scott, manager Jenny Alloo, and our supporters on the sideline: the Heads family, the McAleer family, the Kenneally family and my dad, who were there to support, advise and give us some comfort and a smile when things didn’t go as we hoped for.

For most of us this was the first and the last chance to play the National Junior Teams Event and although we all gave our best and still ended last, in the end we all agreed that the experience to play at this level and learn so much in such a short time has proven to be priceless.

Dec 19

2017 Otago Junior Open 28-29 January

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Nov 14

Tennis Southern Junior Teams Announced

Congratulations to the players who have been selected to represent Southern at the National Teams Events in January. Among them are 5 Otago players: Pippa Sherriff (12s, Balmacewen), Ayoub Ahmad (14s, Eastern Harbour), Lachie Kenneally (16s, Eastern Harbour), Ilana Goossens and Annabelle Alloo (16s, Balmacewen),  . The full teams are:

12s
Halle Faherty
Sophie McDermott
Pippa Sherriff
Martha Toghill
Jack Hazlett
Tom Nicholson
Sam Porter
Riley Smith
Coach: Danny Baleson

14s
Kate Crawford
Mackenzie Phillips
Claudia Smith
Emma White
Ayoub Ahmad
Josh Cameron
Michael Gealogo
Tim Willans
Coach: Murray Bradshaw

16s
Annabelle Alloo
Ilana Goossens
Caroline Murdoch
TBC
Lachie Kenneally
George McAleer
Manawa Rakete-Shea
James Watt
Coach: Riki McLachlan

Nov 09

Open Invitation – Taieri Tennis Junior Fun Day Saturday 12 November

Due to the Southern Junior Teams Event being held this weekend, no junior interclub tennis is being played in Dunedin.

However , Taieri Tennis Club has organised a Tennis Fun Day this Saturday morning for ALL Dunedin junior interclub players who are not involved in the Southern Junior Teams Event.  Players from all grades (including the Hot Shots Green grades) are warmly invited to attend.

When: Saturday 12th November, 9am start

Where: Taieri Tennis Club, 10a Wickliffe St, Mosgiel

Format: Carnival doubles to start, followed by doubles matches arranged by the coordinator

Cost: Free

There will be a prize for whoever accumulates the most points on the day. The Tennis Fun Day will finish by about 12 noon.

So get out to the Taieri Tennis Club this Saturday to play on their magnificent Tiger Turf courts under the hot Mosgiel sunshine (the weather forecast is looking great!).

All enquiries to Kris Godkin on 027 3148417.

Nov 02

2016 Southern Primary/Intermediate Schools Champs Acceptance List

The 2016 Southern Primary and Intermediate Schools Championship will take place in Dunedin on Thursday 10 November. The highest place finishers in each Southern Association’s School Championships have earned entry into the Southern play-off, which will determine which players Southern will send to the South Island Final in Timaru 28-29 November. 5 boys and 5 girls from the Year 8 and under grade, along with 3 boys and 3 girls from the Year 6 and under grade will qualify for the South Island Final.

The acceptance list has now been published for the tournament: Acceptance List as at 3 November 2016

The event has been published to the Tournament Website: http://bit.ly/2016southernschools

Oct 29

Junior Interclub Outdoors Cancelled

All junior interclub scheduled for outdoor courts has been cancelled today 29 October.

Future cancellation notices will be posted via the Otago Cancel website www.otagocancel.co.nz

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