Under 14's competitor Corey Carsten at the Gladstone Tennis Closed Championships.
Under 14's competitor Corey Carsten at the Gladstone Tennis Closed Championships. Luka Kauzlaric

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GLADSTONE'S emerging tennis talent took to the court on Sunday for the CQ Drilling and Sawing Gladstone Closed Tennis Championships.

There was a great atmosphere on the day, with the juniors showing good sportsmanship across the numerous courts.

Event organiser Robert McBean, who manages the Gladstone Tennis and Squash Centre, said the weekend ran smoothly and he was impressed with the standard of play many of the juniors showed.

The fixture programs at the centre will wrap up by the middle of December and start up again at the end of January.

McBean said interest always peaked in the sport at the start of a new year, following the television coverage of tennis tournaments over the festive period.

"We'll be letting people know at the start of the year what's going on at the centre," he said.

Results

  • Under-18 boys singles: winner Nathan Cooke; runner-up Jack Smith
  • Under-14 boys singles: winner Aaron Fahey; runner-up Corey Larsen
  • Under-12 boys singles: winner Thomas Llewellyn; runner-up Connor Lantry
  • Combined ages girls singles: winner Bethany Fowle; runner-up Ali Dinte



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