A fired-up Andrew Bennett.
A fired-up Andrew Bennett.

Ping pong revival



THEY'RE a resourceful lot at Wooloweyah.

When rain washed out most of the first day of the village's annual two-day tennis tournament, Wimbledon in Wooloweyah, last Saturday, the community retired to the local hall.

Not to be deterred, tournament officials Peter Brotherton and Phil Francis ran the mixed doubles draw on a warped but functional table tennis table.

Sunday was sunny all day with a packed public gallery watching the juniors' final, won 6-2 by James Gill and Luke South over Jack Skippin and Jack Schulze.

The open final was the epitome of Wooloweyah Wimbledon with sportsmanship and a high standard of social tennis to the fore.

Jo Brotherton and Laurie 'Lollipop' South prevailed in a tight 6-4 encounter against Sharon Hale and Justin Hyde.

Wooloweyah Hall Committee chairperson Angela Rock thanked committee members, sponsors and the community for helping raise more than $1000 for hall improvements.



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