Tennis Association president Maria Russell Martin presents the Club Trophy to Colin Franes

Tennis Association president Maria Russell Martin presents the Club Trophy to Colin Franes

Franes tops in tennis tourney

Ashcroft and District Tennis Association annual Spring Tournament

Ashcroft and District Tennis Association held its Annual Spring Tennis Tournament on June 25 with 20 players divided into 10 teams.

Some of the players came from Kamloops, Lillooet, Merritt, and Vancouver. Colin Franes who, with his partner Volker Jastrzebski of Lillooet, were the champions for the day. Raymond Dick and Arno Hellner came in second. Adam Rainey and Mark Jastrzebski ranked third.

The Sun gods kept the rain away. The Farmer Family did a splendid job hosting the Awards Ceremony and BBQ.

Special thanks to Alan Groome for applying his number skills to the scheduling of the matches and building our new benches. Sincere thanks to Mike Baldwin for carving out our new court numbers.

Congratulations to our new players  Justin Moore, Anna Ho, Gloria Mertens, Jackson Cave and Brent Close for stepping up to the challenge.

Two  surprise donations helped with making sure all particpants got a prize. A big hug to David Porter of Desert Hills for his donation of flowers that filled up the car and trunk and to Dolly Lowe of Desert Gem Bed and Breakfast for the framed needlework.

Come out and enjoy our excellent facility. Plans are now in the works for a Fall tournament.

Maria Russell Martin