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Wind damage caused to Sale Tennis Club’s en tous cas courts on Saturday.

Wind damage caused to Sale Tennis Club’s en tous cas courts on Saturday.

BLUSTERY conditions proved too much for many senior tennis players at Sale on Saturday, with many matches being called off due to a ‘wind out’.

Gusts reaching in excess of 91 kilometres per hour meant more en tout cas in the eyes and mouths of the players than on the court, with many matches only managing a set or two before calling it a day, with the exception of those on more sheltered courts.

Sale Tennis Club curator Bruce Carter said the main wind damage was on three of the top courts.

“It’s just one of those days unfortunately, we get them every now and then,” he said.

“(Players) were watering the courts every three or four games.

“To get them back into good condition ... it’ll take a couple of hundreds of dollars to repair, after brick dust and labour costs.”

Carter anticipated the courts would be repaired before mid-January, in time for pennant to recommence after the Christmas break.

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