27 November, 2023
Successful end to 2023 single tennis social season
THE end of the Mareeba Tennis Club Singles League competition went off with a bang, crowning their 2023 champions.
The spotlight was on Peter Blake and his team, the White Russians, who secured the victory by defeating Carl's Cosmopolitans with a scoreline of five sets to one.
The match saw Blake's mastery of his backhand strokes, a skill set that left club members baffled, putting to rest the rumours he had “no backhand to guide his team to a victory”.
The unfortunate hangover that lingered from a wedding attended by Martens a few months ago seemed to have affected his performance on the court.
Despite this, Martens managed a well-deserved win in a hard-fought match against Chris Ellison, showcasing his resilience and skill.
The Mareeba Tennis Club thanked everyone involved in the 2023 season, acknowledging the enthusiastic crowd support that created great energy in the final showdown.
Blake particularly extended his thanks for the clear visibility of his line calls.
Monday night tennis will continue between seasons in a social format from 7pm. Those keen to get involved in the competition next season can talk to Matthew Palmer on 0437 829 353.