Monday, September 28, 2015

The final day of the individual events

Dear Readers

The kids played hard and made WA proud. Milain carried the flag for WA.

He was in the boys semi but lost to Ryan Venpin in the semis in 2 sets.

Milain then went to win the boys doubles with Marcus Kong against Venpin and Ross Audley.

We were hoping he could also win the Mixed doubles with Vic He. However, he ran out of steam losing to Marcus Kong and Nalini.

Romy and Jasmine managed to win the mixed doubles plate. Well done.

It has been a good experience for all the players and the parents who attended. I am sure the parents had a lot of anxious moments. It is all worth it, I have been there and speak from personal experience.

All the team players did well giving their best for WA.

Special mention need to be made of Mark Duxbury the umpire. He has given up his personal time to umpire for WA. It is a thankless job and my wife Annie used to do it for WA in quite a few national tournaments.

I still remember why she became an umpire. It was after WA was wrongly treated by an umpire as we did not have our own umpire at a national tournament. To make sure WA did not get bullied again, Annie became an umpire. In fact I became a qualified umpire too but never really saw active duty preferring to blog.

Any way thanks need to also go to Ian the Manager and Coach Ryan. They have done a good job.

Chaperone Diane must also be thanked for cooking for the kids. I am sure Irene and Aminah and the Ranas would have helped to make the job lighter.

It is not an easy task bringing a state team to a comp. The team depends so much on parental support and I am glad this team had great parents supporting the children.

Till the next Under 15s, I wish the team a safe trip home.


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