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Vale Lionel Smith 
Ranelagh Club Life Member
13/5/1919 - 26/8/2018


It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of Life Member Lionel Smith in his 100th year.  Survived by wife Greta, Lionel was a well respected and active member of the Club for more than 50 years.  He enjoyed his tennis and was hard to beat on the court.  Lionel and Greta also participated in many of the Clubs social events.

Formerly of Rannoch Avenue, Mt Eliza Lionel & Greta were both living independently and moved into a retirement facility approximately 18 months ago.

Our sincere condolences to Greta and his extended family consisting of children, grand & great grand children.  The Ranelagh Club will miss you.

 

 

 

 


Junior Tennis Winter 2018

Grand Final Results

 

2 of our 4 grand final matches were played on Saturday 8th September with a fantastic result of 2 wins.

 

Section 4 Girls

The Girls 4 Blue team of Olivia Dymond, Anny Henderson, Molly Kerekes and Jess Sydes finished on top of the ladder, but came up against the Langwarrin team they had played 3 times during the season (a recent win to Langwarrin in Round 12; a good win to us in Round 7 and a 1 game win to us in Round 2). So we knew it was going to be a battle.

 

The girls from both teams gave it everything and with 1-win each in the doubles (7-5 and 2-6); and 1-win each from the first 2 singles (a great 6-2 win for Liv and a hard fought 4-6 from Anny).

 

This meant it was 2-sets all 19-games all – with the final 2-sets of singles to go. As the crowd got more vocal, the tennis on both courts was fantastic from all 4 players – and with a 6-3 win to Jess, followed closely by a 6-4 win to Molly – the girls were home in a ripper.

 

The final result 4-sets 31-games def 2-sets 26-games.

 

 

 

Section 9 Boys

The Boys 9 team of Tim Briggs, Frazer Smits, Oliver Hunter and Hugh Williams came up against the undefeated Mt Eliza team who had beaten us 3 times during the season – although Round 1 was by 2 games and Round 11 by only 1 game – so we knew our best would be required.

 

The doubles saw a well fought out 4-6 loss followed by a nail-biting tie-break win, so 1-set all after the doubles.

 

Tim played a near flawless singles match to get the boys started with a 6-0 win, so it was advantage Ranelagh with 3 singles matches to be played – as it turns out, the boys had 3 courts in a row with the final 3 matches on court together.

 

All 3 matches were in the balance and could have gone either way, but at the end of it all, Frazer fought hard for a 3-6 loss (against a near 6-foot opponent), while Oliver 6-4 and Hugh 7-5 were able to claw their way to victories.

 

The final result 4-sets 33-games def 2-sets 27-games.

 

 

 

Our last 2 grand finals will be played next week:

 

Girls 1 vs Mt Eliza White

Boys 2 Bruce Park/Ranelagh vs Rosebud White

 

Congratulations to both our teams today – and good luck for our other teams next week.

 

Go Ranelagh

 


 

Tennis School Holiday Program

 

Ages: Hot Shots: 4-12 yrs old 

          Juniors/Competition: 12+

 

Format: 3 Days Coaching + Tournament on the last day 

 

Date: September 24th - September 27th

         and

         October 1st - October 4th

 

Time: Option 1: 9-12 noon or 1-4pm ($150)

          Option 2: 9-3pm (includes drinks and food + Round Robin each day) ($225)

 

The clinic is subject to numbers and weather dependent (extra day may need to be included)

 
To register please call 0422411895 or email info@nitrotennis.com.au or register online at www.nitrotennis.com.au

 

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