The Northumberland Region Junior Tennis Champions were crowned on Sunday, November 12, as the area’s top talent travelled to Gosford Tennis Club for the end-of-season Champion of Champions event.
In an invitation-only close to the 2023 Regional Matchplay Series (RMS), the top point-scorers across the series played off for the title of Regional Champion.
The top two finishers at the Regional Champion of Champions will go on to represent the Northumberland Region at the NSW Champion of Champions in Springwood from November 25-27.
The Regional Matchplay Series has seen competitive tennis events played across numerous venues in the Hunter and on the Central Coast, from Gosford to Singleton.
With events averaging between 80 and 100 entrants, the RMS has provided opportunities for players starting on their competitive play journey, as well as more seasoned competitors with an eye on the high performance pathway.
Results on the day were: 10/u boys Ashran Nur Rizal def Maxim Joyce 6-1; 10/u girls Cataleya Edwin def Hazel Wright 6-1; 12/u boys Caleb Gwinnell-Sheather def Veljko Maksimovic 6-2; 12/u girls Shyla Kelly def Ocean Truesdale 6-4; 14/u boys Cooper Jenkinson def Kelly Ryan 6-0; 14/u girls Jessica Kelly def Bridget Broome 6-2; 16/u boys Isaac Elson def Lleythan Jenkinson 6-3; and 16/u girls Maria Binkovska def Ruby Pinna 6-2 6-3.
The 2024 Regional Matchplay Series is due to commence in February 2024.
Players interested in competing next year should speak to their local tennis coach about competitive play opportunities.