Bayswater Tennis Club juniors gear up for semi-finals

Front: Aiden Papamihail, AJ Harris, Jarrod Scott, Nathan Scott, Koby Harbrow; Back row: Coach Anthony Harbrow, Meg Edelman, Ella Edelman and Mackenzie Elsegood-Smith.
Front: Aiden Papamihail, AJ Harris, Jarrod Scott, Nathan Scott, Koby Harbrow; Back row: Coach Anthony Harbrow, Meg Edelman, Ella Edelman and Mackenzie Elsegood-Smith.

DESPITE having an incomplete clubhouse, nine junior teams from Bayswater Tennis Club will play home semi-finals as part of the 2017-18 summer pennants season on Sunday.

The club had six teams finishing top of the ladder and three teams finishing second out of 14 teams.

Another three teams will be playing away semi-finals after finishing third and fourth.

Coach Anthony Harbrow said he hoped to see about seven teams reach next week’s grand finals.

“We actually can only host eight teams here… we just had to hire a venue at State Tennis Centre because we can’t fit everyone in,” he said.

“All the kids have been training hard and the kids have been coming down to do some extra practice.”

Harbrow said the club had a “team” focus even though it had several “little champions” in the orange and green ball divisions.

“We have got kids playing in the state team in the final but we really do push the team thing for us,” he said.

“Quite often, you’ll find teams that have really great number one players, they might win but if we win the other three singles, we go ahead.”

He said the clubhouse was on track to be completed by the end of June and the club was planning a soft opening in July and a big opening in September.

For more information, visit www.bayswatertennis.com.

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