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Elderton Tennis Classic – Game, Set and Match – IT IS BACK!!!

by Karli Currie

Elderton Tennis Match InvitationOn Sunday 12th November 2017 we held the innagural Elderton Tennis Classic, a fast4 event.

21 teams participated – splitting into the two categories of ‘Here to Win’ and ‘Here to Wine’. Starting the day at the Nuriootpa Tennis Courts for the first of the ‘round robin’ qualifying games – many laughs, some serious faces and a little bit of grunting saw everyone having a great time. We were amazingly lucky with perfect ‘tennis’ weather, it was hot, but the cloud cover was great with no real ‘searing’ heat directly from the sun.
At Elderton Cellar Door in the Barossa Valley - Grass Tennis Court
Professionally facilitated by Matt Zadow and his team from the Nuriootpa Tennis Club a smooth tournament with fair games ensured everyone had an enjoyable day.
Elderton Barossa Cellar Door - Grass Tennis Court
With the ‘round robin’ done we all moved back to ‘Centre Court’ – the immaculate grass court at Elderton Cellar Door for the finals to begin.
Elderton Barossa Cellar Door - Grass Tennis Court
Local food and delicious Elderton Barossa wines were available, along with coffee, shakes and other refreshments to keep everyone hydrated and fed.
Elderton Barossa Cellar Door - Grass Tennis Court
With prizes available for ‘Best Dressed’ as well as other things meant players who were maybe not quite as serious about the tennis could participate with spirit and enthusiasm.
Elderton Barossa Cellar Door - Grass Tennis Court
Barossa ValleySo, with such a successful event we thought it would be silly to not run it again. Come and join us on 11th November, 2018 to play or watch – team registrations are open now and limited – so find your mixed doubles partner and get practicing.