The Beaudesert Tennis Club pennants competition

Beaudesert and District Tennis Club held their pennant tournament on November 17 and 18 with several members defending their titles, including Nick Thorpe, who had already won the men’s singles pennant three years in a row.

Mr Thorpe, who is also a full time tennis coach, claimed victory on the day, taking the title for the fourth consecutive year.

Club publicity officer Myleigh Taylor said Mr Thorpe won the men’s singles as well as the men’s doubles with his tennis partner Ben O’Neill.

She said Mr Thorpe was happy to retain his title but as a full time tennis coach he was also very proud of the younger players’ performance on the day.

“We had a strong junior competition this year, one of the biggest we’ve had in some years,” she said.

“The under-18s was won by Kyle Ralston and we also had our Hot Shots junior players competing.”

She said many of the juniors had been excited to watch their coach play and Mr Thorpe also stayed all day to watch the youngsters play.

“They really look up to him as their coach and it was great for them to see the game played at a whole other level to what they are used to playing,” she said.

“It was a really good day, the kids were so enthusiastic and they managed to get most of the games done before the rains hit.

“We had to stop play for a while because of the rain but most of them didn’t want to come off the court and were really keen to get back out there as soon as it stopped raining.

“They were good sports and they got along really well with each other.”