Big bounce back
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
ENTRIES are tipped to be at capacity when play gets underway in Boort’s 67th Easter tennis tournament tomorrow morning.
Local lawn tennis club officials are predicting exciting play as leading players from across Victoria seek the top titles.
Among them will be the professional at Melbourne’s Heatherdale club, Jarrod Savage.
Savage has dominated the men’s singles for more than a decade although was beaten in the final two years ago.
Tournament director Alistair McDougal is also expecting a great tussle in the women’s singles.
Former winners Judy Wardle (Swan Hill) and Savage’s wife Natalie are his tips to make the final.
Alistair predicted there would be more than 250 players taking to the 14 grass courts overlooking Little Lake Boort.
Club secretary Kristen Gooding said entries were “similar to 2019 at this stage but we are predicting there will be a run on of late entries from locals.” She said the caravan park and accomodation places were booked out and the overflow would be camping at the pool site.
“Local businesses within Boort and the Loddon Shire will benefit greatly from the tourist boom for the Easter
period,” she said.
” I think people are keen to get out of the metropolitan areas after the past 12 months and enjoy some socialising and tennis in a laid back environment.
“And there are some exciting new social events are scheduled over the weekend including ferret racing, last man standing and a fun egg competition.”
The tournament will continue daily until Monday.