WGTA champs this Sunday

WELLINGTON Gippsland Tennis Association will play its 2020-2021 championships this Sunday.

The championships recognise the cream of the crop of the association, with open men’s and ladies’ singles recognising the association’s two best players.

Last year, nearly 50 players competed for honours in 22 separate events.

Events this year include open and graded seniors singles, men’s, ladies’, family and mixed doubles, as well as junior events spanning from 10 and under to 18 and under events across boys and girls.

Last year, Sale’s Jess Board became the association’s new women’s champion, defeating Maffra’s Zara Flynn in two sets.

Board had a good day on court, also winning the 18 and under girls’ singles and 14 and under girls’ singles.

Board is the first person to take out three singles titles at an association championship in recent history.

Maffra’s Mitch Allman successfully defended his consecutive open men’s singles title after winning an engaging match against fellow Maffra player Mick Luke. Allman also took out the men’s doubles with Jake Weir and the mixed doubles with Sarah Luke.

Briagolong’s Harry Conway took out the 18 and under boys’ singles over Taj Threadgold.

Because of limited courts at Sale Tennis Club, players are limited to two events made up from the junior and senior events list – one singles and one doubles.

To enter this year’s event, entries must be handed into the entry form box at the club, or emailed to theelms82@outlook.com

Entry forms are available via the tournament tab at play.tennis.com.au/saletennisclub.