Family event serves up fun


The Shoe Clinic parent-child tournament played at the Masterton Tennis Centre on Sunday was a huge success with a hectic programme of 47 games completed on schedule.

The finals of all age groups made for some entertaining fare, none more so than the 12-year and under decider which saw the Atkinsons taking on the Kerrs. At one stage, the two Kerrs ended up on the same side of the court with son Liam losing his footing but a high lob by Luke Atkinson gave them time to continue the rally.

The Atkinsons took the point but the incident highlighted the great sportsmanship at the event.


10yrs and under, Championship: Craig and Shane Colton 1, Bruce and Jack Lovell 2. Plate: Belinda Cordwell and Henry Isaacs 1, Pattie and Daniel O'Boyle 2. Consolation: Kaye and Craig Pankhurst 1, Sandy and Sophie McNab 2.

12yrs and under, Championship: Luke and Georgia Atkinson 1, Darren and Liam Kerr 2. Jon and Lochie McNab 3. Plate: Bryan and Poppy Lambert 1, Nick and Joseph Greenlees 2. Consolation: Hugo and Oliver Bunny 1, Vic and Hunter Jacobsen 2.

13-16yrs, Championship: Tim and James Pickering 1, Donald and Jordan Yee 2, Rhona and Charlotte Lovell 3. Plate: Malcolm and Liam Goldworthy 1, Paul and Matthew Furkert 2. Consolation: John Taylor and Tom Lovell 1, Shelly and Kendyll Hall 2.

- Wairarapa Times-Age

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