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Central Wimmera commits to three grades of tennis this season

By Colin MacGillivray

Central Wimmera Tennis Association competition will return at the weekend with three senior grades instead of four.

A lack of teams led to B Grade competition being scrapped, with the association now supporting pennant, A Grade, and A Special competitions.

Pennant will expand from six teams to eight, with a second Horsham Lawn team, Natimuk, Brimpaen and Central Park joining while Haven and Telangatuk East drop to A Special.

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The format for pennant competition will be three men and three women per team, with two eight-game sets of doubles and one eight-game set of singles for all players.

The A Special format remains unchanged, with four men and four women per team, with number one and two men and women playing eight-game sets of singles and two sets of doubles, while the number three and four men and women play three sets of doubles.

The A Grade format is also unchanged, with four men and four women a side and all players playing one eight-game set of mixed doubles and two eight-game sets of doubles.

Junior competetition is divided into a boys open section, followed by boys sections two and three.

Junior girls will play sections one through three, with a match-play section featuring modified rules and courts open to both boys and girls.

Pennant competition will kick off with Horsham Lawn Gillespie hosting Natimuk, Horsham Lawn Thompson also at home to Central Park, Drung South travelling to play Brimpaen and St Michaels on the road against Kalkee in a rematch of last season’s grand final, which Kalkee won by six sets.

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