STURT LAWN TENNIS CLUB
at Unley Oval, corner of Langham Tce and Edmund Ave, Unley
Autumn will soon be Winter - our courts will close until OctoberSturt members have continued to enjoy social tennis on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, but cold wet weather is expected to close our courts at the end of May.
Weather forecasts are good for Thursday 27th and Saturday 29th May and so we hope to see lots of members playing on our lawn courts on those dates.
From Tuesday 1st June, many members plan to take advantage of affiliate membership arrangements with Unley Park Tennis Club to play on their synthetic courts under lights throughout winter.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Sat. Morning Men: Div-3b Premiers!Sturt Glenlea triumphed on 24th April, to end our Club's season on a high.
All 3 of our Division 3 teams had something to celebrate from the year. Our Dark Blue team were Minor Round Premiers, unfortunately losing close matches in the semi and preliminary finals. Our Light Blue team finished 6th on the Ladder of 11 teams, but their Number-1 player Corey Donellan was awarded "Player of the Year" for Division 3 by the Saturday Morning Mens Lawn Tennis Association because he won all 11 of his singles matches throughout the season - losing only 3 sets.
One Sturt Team in a Saturday Morning Grand Final - 24th April.Sturt Glenlea will play Adelaide University White at Unley Oval in Div-3b.
Two other Sturt teams reached the finals stage of the competition, but were knocked out is very close matches.
Our Doubles-only Div-D3 team lost their Semi Final by just 3 games to Xavier White:
2 rubbers all, 4 sets all, 32-35 games.
In Div-3a, Sturt Dark Blue went down by 2 sets to Woodville Orion in their Preliminary Final:
3 rubbers all, 6-8 sets, 63-67 games.
All our players enjoyed lots of great tennis during the season.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Ladies - Metro Division 1 Premiers (again)!In a very even match against Drive Blue on 27th March, Sturt triumphed 4 sets to 2, including 3 tie-breakers.
Each of our Finals players contributed by winning at least one set: Jenny Brinkworth, Paula Brinkworth, Kristin Jeffery, Sophie McDonald and Lindy McNamara.
Click here for full match details.
The team also won two years ago in 2019, but last year were beaten by Covid!
Our Men's Div-1 lost their Grand Final to a very strong Reade Park Blue team.
We congratulate them on reaching the final.
Autumn means FINALS are coming!Thursday 25th March: GRAND FINALS for Women's Mid-Week competition.
Congratulations to Reade Park, Tranmere and Memorial Drive. Next season for Sturt?
Saturday 27th March: GRAND FINALS for both Men's & Ladies Metro Afternoon competitions.
Sturt's Div-1 teams are playing, both Men and Ladies! Best Wishes.
Our Div-3 men (Minor Premiers) lost their semi final on 20th March by just one set!
Saturday 10th April: Semi Finals for Saturday Morning Men's comp, then Prelim's on 17th and Grand on 24th.
Both Sturt's Div-3 Dark Blue teams should be involved (Singles+Doubles & Doubles-Only).
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