Croydon Tennis Centre Tournament & Competition Update for 2017

The Croydon Race Final's Days in terms 3 and 4 were again a great success with these events growing each  being one of the best finals days yet. 

Our amazing coaches Ben, Federico, Yann & Milan hosted a Cardio Tennis trial session for all the parents and children who attended on the day. The BBQ was amazing with so many delicious foods brought for everyone to try.

All of our kids delivered amazing matches as they battled to be the winner of their level for term 3. The winners of each level are listed below;
Red 1 - Henry Akle
Red 2 - Amy Lee Henrrisson
Orange 1 - Jasmine Youssef
Orange 2 - Ryan Zhang
- Adam Zhang

The term 4 Croydon Race was again a fun filled day with a great turn out. 
Yann and Ben faced off against Federico and Steven in a doubles match with Ben & Yann taking out the win. 

All of our kids gave there all and fought till the end to be the champion of there level for term 4. The winners of each level are listed below;
Red 1 - Svar Pandya
Red 2 - Victoria Harb
Orange 1 - Salma Kareem
Orange 2 - Ryan Zhang
Yellow 1 
- Jack Smith
Yellow 2 - Nicholas Dang

Australian National Tennis Rankings

2017 has been a big year of tennis for our young players with seven (7) of our rising super stars Nicholas, Max, Lucas, Loic, Xavi, Liam and most recently Phoenix gaining a Tennis Australia National Ranking. This is an amazing achievement and we are so proud of you all!

This is just the start of your tennis journey and we know you will all continue to grow from here. 
Mid Western Junior Super Competition 

Term 3, 6 of our students participated in the Mid Western Competition.

Lucas Martin and Nicholas Dang just missed out on the win in the finals, It was a tough match and both boys played hard to the end. Max Knauer & Liam Macri were unlucky in their final match during the semi finals, but showed amazing sportsmanship.

We had our first ever girls team of Mikayla Kazzi & Annabelle Jennings. We are very pleased with their efforts throughout the competition. 

Term 4, Nicholas, Lucas, Max & Phoenix combined as one team in division 1B and made it to the finals beating the undefeated Berala Carramar team taking out the win. Congratulations to our boys in their combined effort and result. Nicholas accepted the winning trophies on behalf of his team mates.

For the second year in a row Lucas, Nicholas, Max, Liam & Andrew were invited to represent Berala Carramar in the 2017 Interdistrct McAndrews Cup in Division 2 & 3. Even though the boys did not make it through to the finals it was an honour for our boys to represent Berala Carramar & Croydon Tennis Centre. 
Berala Carramar Encouragement Award 2017

Max received the B.C.H.T.A Inc. Encouragement Award at the Berala Carramar Awards afternoon 2017. Max always shows exceptional sportsmanship and encouragement for his team peers for which he was acknowledged.
We are very proud of him! 

Newcastle Topspin Tennis JT Bronze Tournament 

Max, Lucas and Tammy  were part of hand picked group of sponsored young players to represent  Berala Carmar in the Newcastle Topspin Tennis JT Bronze Tournament on Friday 13th October - Sunday 15th October. 

This was a tough line up with top 32 players in NSW competing, we are very pleased with the boys efforts throughout the tournament.


2017 Telstra Business Centre Geilston Bay Junior Championships

Lucas, Max & Liam travelled to Hobart Tasmania in November to compete in the 2017 Telstra Business Centre Geilston Bay Junior Championships against some of the best junior tennis players the southern states had to offer. 

Lucas, Liam & Max played well with Lucas making it through to the quarter finals of the main draw; Liam made it though to the semi finals of the consolation draw. The boys also took in some of the sights including Mount Wellington as it had just snowed. On the way to the airport the chaperones took a slight detour to one of Tasmania's award winning wineries Riversdale Estate wines and had the good fortune of a personal tour by the vineyard owner Mr Ian Roberts, a fabulous experience for all.

North Queensland Junior Tournament Series

During September Max Knauer and Lucas Martin travelled to North Queensland to compete in the North Queensland Junior Tournament Series, known as "The Northern Swing".

They played in Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Ayr, Mackay & Townsville throughout the two weeks. The QLD State Age is a gold level tournament with 4 continuous days of play for all participants - That equates to a lot of matches and you can see why the local QLD kids are so seasoned. 

This was awesome experience  for the boys as they learnt so much from playing against other children from all over Australia.

Nepean District Tennis Association

On 15 October 2017, Ethan Domingo of Year 1 attended the Nepean District Tennis Association to compete as part of the Orange Ball Round Robin Tournament Series.
Ethan competed in the Open Orange Ball division. He held his ground and demonstrated excellent talent achieving first place at the tournament this year. We wish him all the best for all upcoming tournaments.  

NSW Super 10's Series

Loic Chiang was invited to participate in the NSW Super 10's Series, which commenced on 27th of October. 

This competition provides a platform for these kids to compete amongst some of the best players in NSW in a regular match play in the Team competition. Only 4 teams, with each team comprising 2 boys and 2 girls, are selected for this prestigious event, and they are qualified to be selected to represent NSW in the Talent Tens National Finals held in Melbourne during the Australian Open 2018!

Loic's team the 'Frenchies' unfortunately lost to the 'Aussies' in the finals playoff. The 'Frenchies' still came in 2nd though as they were undefeated up until the finals, this is an amazing achievement and we are very proud of you Loic.

Pennant Hills Tennis Centre School Boys & Girls Tournament 

Between the 23rd of November & 1st of December 2017. Lucas Martin, Liam Macri & Max Knauer all competed in the School Boys & Girls Tournament at Pennant Hills. Lucas and his doubles partner showed exceptional skills during the finals of the doubles resulting in them coming away with the win, 6-3 2-6 8-10(tiebreak)
NSW 10/U State Teams Championships 

Lucas Martin and Loic Chiang both played in the NSW State Championships at Cessnock Tennis Centre on Saturday 14th October - Sunday 15th October.

Both boys exceeded everyones expectations with Lucas winning most of his matches and Loic winning one of his singles matches. Due to the boys exceptional match play, their team the Metro Green Dynamite placed 5th overall in the John Whittaker Cup. 

This is an amazing achievement for Lucas and Loic who gave it their all, you both should be very proud of yourselves. 

Shoalhaven Junior Championships

Max, Liam, Lucas, Xavi, Loic & Phoenix all competed in the Shoalhaven Junior Championships from 8th - 10th December 2017. 

In the qualifying round our boys were all seeded, Max made it through the qualifying rounds to the main draw, taking on and beating some amazing Japanese talent who had travelled to Australia for this event.  Loic, Xavi, Phoenix & Liam all played well making headway in the qualifying consolation draw, with Xavi playing exceptionally well and making it through to the fourth round. 

Max and Lucas both made it to the second round in the main draw, they played hard to the end as it was a tough match for both boys, going onto the quarter finals in the consolation rounds.

The boys all had a great time playing tennis as well as enjoying the beautiful south coast. In between matches the boys also entertained themselves by building a cubby house at the centre. 

2017 Bathurst Summer JT

Following on from Shoalhaven, Max, Loic, Xavi & Lucas went on to play in the Bathurst Summer JT from 16th - 19th December 2017. This tournament is a Gold level tournament and the heat wave along with the competition was tough for our boys, but they gave it there all.

All four boys started in the qualifying round with Max and Xavi making it to the second round and Lucas making it to the third round. In the consolation draw Max made it through to the final which was an amazing achievement, Loic made it to the second round & Xavi made it through to the third round. 

We are very proud of all of our boys as they played extremely well and showed exceptional sportsmanship.

Wollongong Summer Junior Championships 

Lucas, Liam & Phoenix have been competing over the past few days in this tournament.
Liam played a tough opponent in the first round just missing out on making it though to round two. 
Phoenix won his first round match against a savvy, tough opponent. Lucas made it through to round 16 narrowly missing out on making it through to the quarter finals.

Well done to our young players for their efforts throughout the tournament and 2017. Their progress has been amazing.

The Croydon Adult Ages Competition has been running for three terms now and we have seen great success from all our players. 

Monica and Tim were the winners for term 3 (Comp 2) & term 4 (Comp 1)
Unfortunately Comp 2 term 4 finals day was washed out, the makeup finals day will held on Monday 22nd January 2018.

The next competition will commence on Monday 29th January 2018, please call the office on 9747 4259 if you are interested in booking alternatively you can book and pay online. 

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