Coffs Coast tennis players compete in Port Macquarie Junior UTR Series

Ethan Jeffrey from England’s Park Tennis Club won the boys under ten event


TWENTY three players from Coffs Harbour and Sawtell flocked to Port Macquarie to play in the Junior UTR Series (JUS) tennis tournament, making up over a third of total entries.

Ethan Jeffrey from Englands Park Tennis Club Coffs Harbour won the boys under ten event as coach Tony Polack explained how these events are suited to players seeking to take their game to the next level.

“These days are great for children to treat as a practice day trying to implement whatever their respective coaches have them working on in an effort to develop their games to the next level.

“JUS fixtures provide very low pressure, entry level competition that children would progress to after having played in the local Saturday morning junior competition,” said Tony.

Tennis coach and venue host, Greg Alchin, said, “About 60 children participated, with under 8s and under 10s combined, under 10 boys and divisions one through five.

“The day was a big success, we had players from Forster through to Coffs Harbour competing for the trophies and points race to make it to Champion of Champions in August.

“A JUS is a really good learning curve for children entering competition tennis, they get to experience playing new kids and travelling to a new place,” said Greg.

The 23 players were comprised of 12 were from the Baylis Tennis Academy in Sawtell and 11 from the from Polack Tennis Academy in Coffs Harbour at the Jetty.

Best results for Coffs Harbour and Sawtell players below.

Division 1

Connor Hennessy (Baylis) was runner-up going down to Port Macquarie’s Luke Tinnock in the final 4-6 5-7.

Coffs players made up 4 of the top 5 places in Division 1.

3rd Cooper Jones (Polack)

4th Max Jones (Polack)

5th Zac Creenaune (Baylis)

Division 2

Adrain Aranibar (Polack) was runner-up in Division 2 going down to Port Macquarie’s Noah Pociask in the final 3-6 3-6.

Division 4

Billy Conlan (Baylis) was the Division 4 winner, undefeated in all 6 of his matches.

10 Boys

Ethan Jeffery (Polack) was the 10 Boys winner, defeating David Britto 6-2 in the final.




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