Players showcase their skills | PHOTOS

Pennant Men's Doubles Finalists - Crellen Pitkin & Jason Taylor, Hayden Griffin & Nick Thorpe.
Pennant Men's Doubles Finalists - Crellen Pitkin & Jason Taylor, Hayden Griffin & Nick Thorpe.

Local tennis players took the opportunity to hone their tennis skills at the annual Grade Tournament over the weekend of 11 – 13 November.

See photos at end of story, below.

Run by Beaudesert and District Tennis Association, the members only event is a fun, friendly event with a competitive edge.

Both juniors and seniors took part in the event, with several juniors playing very competitively in both divisions.

Twelve year old Hayden Griffin won the 18 Yrs/U Yellow Ball – Boys’ Singles and was runner up with Typhoon LeGarde in the 18 Yrs/U Yellow Ball – Doubles.

Playing in the Seniors division he won the Men’s Doubles, playing with Nick Thorpe.

Another junior to successfully compete in the Seniors division was fifteen year old Stella Ahrens.

Stella was part of the Mixed Doubles runner-up combination with Gary Ahern.

She was also Pennant Grade – Ladies’ Singles runner up behind Ebony Panoho; runner up with Lisa Quast in the Ladies’ Doubles and runner up with Jason Taylor in the Mixed Doubles.

Stella then went on to play her Junior matches, winning the 18 Yrs/U Yellow Ball – Girls’ Singles and 18 Yrs/U Yellow Ball – Doubles with Koa Payne.

Pennant and Reserve Grade events ran across Friday night and Saturday afternoon/evening.

The Junior events (Orange Ball, Green Ball, 18/U Yellow Ball) were held on Sunday 13th November.

Beaudesert and District Tennis Association’s, Lauren Griffin said the Tournament was a wonderful opportunity for the members of the Beaudesert Tennis community to showcase their tennis skills and abilities.

The Special Yellow Ball Singles winners and Pennant and Reserve Grade winners (Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles) will be named on the Clubhouse’s Honours Boards.

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