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Summer action set to heat up on Ipswich courts

THE summer season commenced without a hitch last Saturday and it was good to see everyone back on court.

It was obvious though that the extended break between seasons did affect the playing standard of some players.

A few weeks of good tennis should get everyone up to their best.

A couple of grades required fill-ins due to illness or injury.

Danyela Beattie, who has this season just gone into the top junior grade, received a phone call at 12..55pm asking if she would fill in for the top senior grade at Tall Gums.

After the initial "eek!" she agreed to play, saving the team a forfeit.

She played well and that experience should help her improve her standard of play in her usual grade.

It is always good experience for younger players to fill in for the higher grades.

Similarly, William Brown (pictured) filled in for Senior 2.

William is not the tallest player and partnered with Noel Boughen, they made quite the odd couple.

William and Noel put up a great fight and enjoyed the afternoon.

Don't forget to register if you are interested in being considered to play for Ipswich in the Thompson/Alder Cup.

Players should expect the weather to be hot this time of year so make sure you drink plenty of water, starting the day before play at least to be more effective.



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