Premiers decided in LV tennis

Senior Section 1 singles winners: Churchill. photographs supplied


THE Latrobe Valley Tennis Association (LVTA) staged its grand finals recently.
The 2021-22 junior tennis season involved 54 teams, consisting of 200 players from 11 clubs across the Latrobe Valley.
The league had eight sections this season with players aged from six to 18 competing.
“The matches this year were closer than ever,” LVTA president Sally Kirstine said.
“Approximately 20 per cent of the matches each week were decided by game difference.”
The Hotshots sections, with modified rules and low compression balls, enables tennis to be accessible to the younger children.
All players need to be congratulated for their efforts and sportsmanship throughout the
season, along with all of the club volunteers and coordinators who assisted at the various clubs.
The 2021-22 senior tennis season involved 16 teams, consisting of 55 players from eight clubs across the Latrobe Valley.
This season saw the introduction of a three-a-side singles competition, with each player playing two doubles sets and one singles set.
It was really successful and competitive.
They also had the four-a-side doubles competition, where players played three doubles sets each.
Anyone interested in being involved for the next summer season, contact Sally Kirstine on 0403 282 630.
“We had great weather and some exceptionally close matches, in both junior and senior matches – just what a grand final should be,” Kirstine said.
Anyone interested in getting involved in tennis, contact your local tennis club or search Hotshots at
Throughout April-September, the Latrobe Valley Tennis Association will be continuing the Tuesday night social tennis.
It is held on Tuesday nights at Morwell Tennis Club and starts at about 6pm.
Players come and enjoy some social sets of tennis, finishing around 7.30pm.
Beginners and advanced players (teenagers and adults) are welcome.
Cost $5 per night. Contact Sally Kirstine (0403 282 630) for more information.
Section 1:Willow Grove (3-28) d Traralgon White (3-26)
Section 2: Traralgon Maroon (6-36) d Moe (0-14)
Section 3: Yinnar (4-25) d Pax Hill (2-24)
Section 4: Pax Hill (4-31) d Willow Grove (2-19)
Section 5/6: Willow Grove (6-36) d Pax Hill (0-14)
Section 7: Willow Grove (6-28) d Thorpdale (0-6)
Section 8: Churchill-Yinnar (3-20) d Thorpdale (3-17)
Section 9: Pax Hill (4-20) d Moe (2-14).
Section 1 – Singles: Churchill (4-40) d Trafalgar (2-29)
Section 2 – Doubles: Traralgon South Legends (3-39) d Willow Grove (3-37).
Senior Section 2 doubles winners and runner-up: Traralgon South Legends and Willow Grove.
Junior Section 3 winners: Yinnar.
Junior Section 4 winners: Pax Hill.
Junior Section 7 winners: Willow Grove.
Junior Section 9 winners: Pax Hill.
Junior Section 8 winners: Churchill-Yinnar.
Junior Section 5-6 winners: Willow Grove.
Junior Section 1 winners: Willow Grove.