Great Southern tennis starts run home to the finals

DROP SHOT: Davin Lowrey from Port Elliot division 2 is looking forward to get back into the game after the Christmas./New Year break.
DROP SHOT: Davin Lowrey from Port Elliot division 2 is looking forward to get back into the game after the Christmas./New Year break.

The Great Southern Tennis Association is holding its annual junior tournament, open to all junior members. It is a singles only event.

Please note you will need a tournament ID number to enter. If you do not have a tournament number, please call 1800 PLAY TENNIS (1800 752 983).

It will be held on Saturday, January 22 at the Victor Harbor Tennis Club. Contact Luke Doughty at for more information. Entry fee is $5 per event, players may enter up to two events

To enter go to (search GSTA). Entries close Sunday, January 16.

Great Southern Tennis for adults returns this weekend as the competition enters its last third of the season before finals.

To briefly recap the season so far, Inman Valley and Goolwa had set the standard with Myponga-Sellicks being impressive in their return to Division 1.

These three teams had created a buffer to the next three teams where Pt Elliot and Back Valley, who will be battling out for the coveted last finals spot and Victor Harbor, who would need to go undefeated in the last remaining rounds to have any hope of playing finals.

So to this weekend's matches. Myponga-Sellicks are at home to Pt Elliot. Pt Elliot pulled off a strong win the last time these teams met with Kathryn Witcombe and Julianne Lowrey remaining undefeated on the day.

Myponga-Sellicks's pairing of Amy Veron and Kellie Galbraith went close in the doubles that day and they'll be aiming to go one better on Saturday.

In a close tussle, using the home court advantage, it will be Myponga-Sellicks who turn the tables on their opponents.

Victor Harbor travel out to Inman Valley hoping to kick start their season with a win against the ladder leaders.

Victor will be hoping to catch Inman out on one of their notorious slow post-Christmas starts. Inman have been winning without looking too convincing in the process and it will be up to captain Darren Lush and top lady Bree Liebhardt to set the standard early.

Victor's Jakob Arbon and Ben Hattam should be a serious challenge for the home side come Saturday, but not enough to avoid Inman winning the day.

Back Valley host Goolwa in a must win match for the home side to stay in touch with the top 4. Goolwa are doing enough to secure important victories and they will want to ensure they keep hold of a double chance spot come finals.

Back Valley need to find some winning form after having just the 1 win in their past 4 matches, but Goolwa will be an imposing threat with the likes of Mike Howard and Travis Roach. Back Valley need to get off to a strong start in the doubles and if the likes of Kerryn Pearson and Tanya Milne can find a winning way in their matches they'll go close to pulling off an upset team win.

Goolwa should prevail in a close tussle.


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