The Hartbeespoort Tennis club championships kicked off last Saturday at the club’s tennis court after being postponed due to heavy rain the previous week.
The club championships will run until 7 March and has received 10 entries for ladies and 22 entries for men this year.
“This year, there is an A and B league for the men’s singles, so technically there will be two winners, although only the A-league winner’s name will appear on the club champion’s board and receive the trophy.
The women’s singles consist of only an A league for the trophy and then there is a men’s doubles as well as a women’s doubles, each winner will receive a trophy,“ said Adriaan van Wyk of the Hartbeespoort Tennis club.
The club has added an interesting twist to their mixed doubles this year. “We have divided all entries into A and B league players. By way of random draw an A-league men’s player will draw a B-league woman’s player and vice versa. Because there are more men than women, we have two B-league men draws competing in the same mixed. We decided we want to try it out this year to give all of the entries in the champs a chance to have their names on the board and the trophy. It has been accepted as a very good idea promoting a lot of good spirit, fun and excitement throughout the club.”
The best junior of the year trophy will also be announced at the end of the championships.