Tennis: grand final spots on the line this weekend for Bayswater Tennis Club


Boys under-14s captain Ben Ridley, Girls under-12s captain Kasey Blagg, Boys under-10s captain Koby Harbrow, Men’s division one captain and high performance coach Mike Privett.
Boys under-14s captain Ben Ridley, Girls under-12s captain Kasey Blagg, Boys under-10s captain Koby Harbrow, Men’s division one captain and high performance coach Mike Privett.

FINALS fever has hit Bayswater Tennis Club with seven trophies and a ticket to the men’s division one grand final up for grabs this weekend.

Seven junior teams made it through to the grand final stage after 14 out of 16 teams competed in semi-finals last week.

The senior men’s team finished top of the ladder in division one and will be hosting Mt Lawley for their semi-final tie.

Club coach Anthony Harbrow said it was the club’s first time to have eight teams competing in finals.

“In the men’s competition, they had their last round on Saturday and our men’s division one team needed to win every match this week to finish top which they did, so they’ll jump up to top spot which is fantastic,” he said.

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“We will host the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon at 12.30pm and that will be against Mt Lawley which is great because there is a little bit extra rivalry as they are the club that are probably our closest competitors.

“They will be at the courts training every night this week. We do expect to put in our strongest team and compete really well on Saturday and get through to the grand final.”

Harbrow said the opportunity for juniors to compete for trophies was promising for the club’s future.

“As a club, we are big on participation and having 14 junior teams is just unbelievable,” he said.

“With the club possibly having a new clubhouse, the club is really going through a great time at the moment.”