Big tea for big C

FIGTREE'S Biggest Morning Tea was held last Sunday at Collegians Tennis and Squash.

The event raised more than $1500 for the Cancer Council. While adults enjoyed the morning tea and sausage sizzle, the kids had a great morning of Hotshots, squash and tennis.

Event organiser Keeli Royle thanked the many sponsors who donated tea, coffee and cakes, and prizes for the raffle, and the many volunteers who helped on the day. Donations are still being taken, online or by phoning Keeli on 0431 562 865.

Congratulations to all the players from the south east region that travelled to Bathurst over the weekend to play in the 2014 Bathurst Junior Open and Australian Money Tournament. Dapto's Brooke Winley is in to the final of the open women's singles. Bjorn Myers from Kiama reached the semi-finals of the 16 boys singles. Adam O'Shannessy and his Sydney partner, Paul Howe, will contest the final of the 14 boys doubles. Justin Pritchard from Bomaderry and Alex Pazarkoski from Wollongong teamed up and are in the final of the 16 boys doubles. Brothers Peter and Scott Gardiner from Merimbula have had a great tournament with Scott reaching the semi-finals of the 14 boys singles and Peter contesting the final of the 16 boys singles.

■ Tips from the Pros:

Training with a purpose is important. For adult social players, who often don't have much time to practice, try to incorporate a specific drill before your practice sets, such as working on your cross-court backhand.

Greg Royle,

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