Tennis tournament a hit

About 100 tennis players converged at Narooma and Dalmeny for terrific displays of tennis, fun and socialising from March 6-8.

The tournament was the brainchild of Brian Carmichael from Tuross Head, now run by the Narooma Tennis Club Committee.

The play was of a high standard. Wollongong star Darryl Orr won the men's singles (played under lights) against Merimbula's Dennis Love. It was a strong field and the shot-making was fantastic.

Steve Marshall from Wollongong impressed with his great pace and and spins Merimbula player Bob Warren combined with Dennis Love to take out the 60s mens doubles.

Colin Lyons and Wayne O'Connell won their group as did May Howard, Helen Nealer, Ross Finlay, Alison Spurgeon, Herb Chee, Pauline Downes, Carol Ryan, Elaine Anderson, Lynette Sebbens, Colin Armstrong, Jean Penny and Penny Moss, to name a few.

Other winners came from Canberra, Goulburn, Batemans Bay, Ulladulla and Nowra. Local players included Kathie and Martin Thackray, Steve Deck, David Hamilton, Margaret Byrne, Bubba Indian, Narelle Dansie,Jenny Mathie, Peter Stranger, Alison Spurgeon, Robyn Punch, Paula Underwood and Roger McEvoy.

Narooma's Shannon Greene had a fantastic weekend, taking home $75 in prizemoney.

Narooma Tennis committee thanked sponsors. Club Narooma donated $2500 which meant prize money was doubled this year. Horizon Appartments donated accommodation packages, won by Canberra folk.

Dalmeny IGA, Narooma Kinema, The View Coffee shop, Easts Holiday Park and South East Regional Tennis supported the event.

Sucess: Narooma Tennis Club president Roger McEvoy and Club Narooma CEO Tony Casu with local tennis players before last year's tournament.

Sucess: Narooma Tennis Club president Roger McEvoy and Club Narooma CEO Tony Casu with local tennis players before last year's tournament.