THE final siren has sounded on winter sports and it’s time for the Specsavers Central Wimmera Tennis Association juniors to hit the courts on Saturday.
It’s shaping up to be another exciting season of junior tennis in the Wimmera, with seven boys’ and four girls’ grades in 2013-14.
The competition will comprise of six clubs: Central Park, Haven, Horsham Lawn, Laharum, Natimuk and Quantong.
Haven has the most teams of the junior clubs with 19 teams, while Central Park, 13, is also strong in numbers.
Haven’s junior tennis co-ordinator Sue Exell said it was an exciting time for the club after the opening of their new courts at the weekend.
“It’s pretty special for us to have the new courts up and running,” she said.
“Last year we had to hire courts all over the place after Christmas to get our kids on the court.
“We’ll still have some teams on courts at Sunnyside and St Michael’s, but that’s to be expected when we’ve got so many teams.” The top boys’ grade, 17 and under A, will have five teams competing, while the top girls’ grade, 17 and under A, will have six.
Other boys’ grades include 17 and under B, 14 and under A, 14 and under B, 12 and under A, 12 and under B and 12 and under C.
In the girls’ division there will also be 17 and under B, 14 and under A, 14 and under B and 12 and under C.
Early weather forecasts suggest a nice day to open the junior tennis season, with a maximum of 24 degrees predicted.