Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Winter Season Serves Up Play; Administrators Look for Solution to Extensive Game Break

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Winter Season Serves Up Play; Administrators Look for Solution to Extensive Game Break

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Play reminder

TENNIS Ipswich Inc Saturday fixtures for winter resume on Saturday, with matches commencing at 8.30am and finishing no later than noon.

Afternoon matches start at 1.30pm, finishing no later than 5pm.

Players are reminded to arrive 15 minutes before their match is scheduled to commence to fill out the to register, fill out the result sheet and have a warm-up.

Fixtures are in sport notes.

IT seems such a long time since the end of the Tennis Ipswich Inc's last Saturday fixture competition.

The winter season is finally about to get under way on Saturday.

The extended break in competition comes about due to school holidays, public holidays and the two weekends of the Ipswich Open tennis tournament all coming together at the same time.

For keen players, this break from competition is frustrating. It is a difficult problem to solve.

Several attempts have been made in the past to overcome this situation -- unsuccessfully.

The administrators with the ability to make change in this matter are fully aware of the need for change and will be again looking for a solution for next year.

Successful event

THE Ipswich Open tennis tournament concluded last weekend and was as always a successful event.

The tournament brings to Ipswich some of the state's best senior and junior players.

Some Ipswich players take this opportunity to test themselves against these players and don't disgrace themselves.

The winning men's and women's open singles finalists were featured in Monday's QT.

Choosing right racquet

THERE is a lot of misconception when it comes to what tennis racquet suits an individual player.

Generally speaking, the racquet specification that suits the professional is not the one the average player should take into consideration when purchasing a racquet, particularly junior players.

The high skill level of professional players allows them to use racquets that would, in the hands of the average player, actually reduce that player's standard of play. …

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