'Narooma Seniors Tennis Tournament an outstanding success'

The Narooma Seniors Tennis Tournament is over for another year, as more than 100 players converged on Narooma for the annual over 35s event.

Narooma Tennis Club President Roger McEvoy described the tournament as an "outstanding success".

"It all ran very smoothly, it was all very professional, and we had perfect weather," he said. "There were 108 players between Narooma and Dalmeny, and the standard of tennis was extremely high.

"The top players put on an extraordinary display of really good, hard, and well-controlled tennis."

Mr McEvoy said the tournament was played in a good spirit.

"There were lots of happy, smiling faces, and a lot of people are already looking forward to coming back next year," he said. "Many of the older players really enjoyed the weekend despite their ages and ailments.

"We had some former players come to Narooma to watch as well, but they decided not to play because they thought they were getting a little too old."

Mr McEvoy said the event helped bring out the best of Narooma over the weekend.

"I rode my motorbike in on the Saturday morning, and it was really nice to see Narooma so vibrant," he said. "There were lots of people at the boat ramp, people at Bar beach, a girl doing equestrian practice with her horse, and lots of kids at the skate ramp.

"There were lots of cars at the tennis courts, and every court was in use. We had the AFL there on Sunday as well, so that had the carpark packed.

"It couldn't have displayed Narooma in a brighter light as a tourist destination, and I encourage people to come back to Narooma, bring their rackets, and we'll organise a hit for them."

Mr McEvoy thanked the sponsors, the club committee, and hard work by all the people getting the tournament organised.

"Special mention to Steve Deck and Peter Stranger for their work on the ground to make the place look terrific," Mr McEvoy said. "And thanks to Brian Carmichael for his selfless promotion of tennis, particularly in Narooma."