Locals take title, but only just
TWEED'S Debbie Teitzel showed there's plenty of life in her experienced legs, teaming with Ros Hand to take out the over-45 ladies' tennis doubles event at Arkinstall Park on the weekend.
The competition couldn't have been any tighter, and Teitzel and Hand were pushed all the way by Alison Peters and June Noblet, who they finished level with on three sets and 23 games each.
The local pairing was ultimately declared the winner, conceding only eight games against, as opposed to Peters and Noblet's 14.
“The excitement of round robin events was evident in the over-45 ladies' doubles,” Tweed District secretary Jeff Inglis said. “The tournament was a great success.”
More than 100 players aged 35 and over took part in the annual Tweed District Tennis Association Seniors' Tournament contesting singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches in increments of five years up to age 70.
The traditionally strong contingent from the Tweed and Gold Coasts attended, along with a higher than usual number of entrants from Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.
Other outstanding performances came from Southport's Uka Akiyama and Reedy Creek's Jamie White. Both were victors in their respective over-35 singles and over-35 doubles before pairing up to claim the over-35 mixed doubles.
Also impressive were the Gold Coast's Peter Froehlich (at 70+years) and partner Kim Miran, who triumphed in the combined ages over-115 mixed doubles.