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Nelson Bays Tennis Association is a not for profit sporting organisation,and has responsibility for the promotion, development and administration of tennis in the Nelson Bays Region, incorporating its 13 affiliated clubs.  

We are delighted to announce that Nelson Building Society is the new principal sponsor of Nelson Bays Tennis.  We thank Nelson Building Society for their support and look forward to building a strong and mutually beneficial relationship.  They are our principal association sponsor and senior and junior interclub sponsor. We also acknowledge our key support sponsors; the Nelson Mail, media and communications, Hothouse Design, specialists in design, branding and marketing, Wilson, outstanding tennis balls and equipment. 

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Well done to our fabulous junior rep players

Hutt Valley 13/14th September. Combined Nel/Marlb V Canterbury 11th/12th October & Malcolm Sheild 19th October 2014

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Nelson Junior Spring Open 2014
Junior tennis players were treated to a change in the Nelson Bays Tennis calendar with the rescheduling of the Junior Winter Tournament to accommodate a spring event in the lead up to the start of the summer season. Ironically the weather fared better for skiing than tennis with cold and rain halting the start of the singles matches.  The tournament proved popular with a field of 97 players, a third of these from clubs out with Tasman.
The first day of play produced some fantastic doubles matches. Flynn Day and Ben Polack (both Mapua) came 2nd in the Boys 10’s doubles, edging out Luke Innes-Walker (Nelson) and Harry Pugh (Paroa) by one game.  Alex Brogan and Luke Brown (both Tasman) played a close final against Sam Innes-Walker )Nelson) and Finlay Emslie-Robson (Opawa) in the boys 12’s doubles, winning 7-6, 6-4.  Oscar Symonds (Moutere) and Matt Parkinson (Tasman) took on Melle Van Duijn (Nelson) and Henry Neas (Tasman) in the final of the boys 16/18’s doubles giving them a run for their money in the final set, conceding 6-0, 7-6. Perhaps the match of the day in the doubles was the gritty battle between Christie Gilbert (Tasman) and Olivia Hiku (Stoke)playing Olivia Smith (Stoke) and Olivia Yankov Reid (Tamsan) in the semi-finals of the girls 12’s doubles, Hiku and Smith finally came through with a  5-7, 6-4, 13-11 win. 
In his debut to competitive tennis Finn Brown (Tasman Club) took second place in the boys 8’singles, first place going to George Clarke (Marlborough)  The boys singles 12’s final really reeved up in the second set with Alex Brogan (Tasman Club )picking up the pace to give Sam Hodges (Remuera) a fight before yielding 6-1, 7-5.  The 14 boys singles was dominated by players from out of town, the final between Jeroen Breunisse (Christchurch) and Josh Gwynne (Marlborough)went to 3 sets with Breunisse taking the third in a tie break 6-2, 4-6, 10-8.  Local girls Olivia Hiku (Stoke Club) and Olivia Yankov-Reid (Taman Club) went head to head in the plate final of the girls 12’s ingles, Oliva Yankov-Reid taking the match 6-3, 6-4. Melle Van Duijn (Nelson) romped home to a 6-1, 6-0 win in the boys 16/18 finals against Oscar Symonds (Moutere)
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Nelson/Blenheim V Hutt Valley
Juniors face strong challenge in Wellington
Fourteen of our top junior tennis players merged with their Marlborough counterparts to form a Tasman/Marlborough team that took on a combined Wellington/Lower Hutt team at Mitchell Park in Lower Hutt over the weekend.  This is an annual fixture played home and away.  The fixture is played over 2 days with player ages ranging from 10 to 16 years old. 
The weather along with the strong competition posed a huge challenge to our young players, although once they adapted to the conditions and the level of play they settled down and produced some fantastic tennis.  
Tasman/Marlborough led in the 10’s age group with Olivia Smith playing convincing singles matches, her reverse singles being 3 sets, she fought tenaciously to win 2/4 4/1 5/4 against Hope Boalford (Lower Hutt).  Luca Molnar had a great start to his first singles game against Nick Renton (Wellington) succumbing in the final 2 games 4/0 1/4 1/4. Oscar Parkinson from Marlborough played consistent tennis, staying focussed to win 4/5 4/0 4/2 against MacKenzie Whiteside (Wellington). The combination of Olivia Smith and Luca Molnar proved very successful winning the mix doubles 4/2 4/0 against Olivia Cook and Nick Renton (Wellington).  Final score 7-5 to Nelson/Marlborough in the 10’s age group.  Our 12’s age group were pitted against some higher ranked players providing competitive tennis.  Marshall Hore and Rhys Blackmore’s game against Toby Massam and Callan Huges (Wellington) was a great game to watch with the South Island combination winning 6/3, 6/3.  Alex Brogan tussled with higher ranked Jake Naylor (Wellington) just losing in 3 sets 4/6 6/3 7/6. In the 14’s age group James Williams had a great weekend, winning both his singles matches and a doubles match.  James showed great mental strength, overcoming the conditions in the wind to produce great tennis.  One of the toughest matches of the weekend was the reverse singles between Jordan Berry and  Hutt valley number 2 player Jemima Jansen,  Jordan Berry stayed focused finally winning the battle 2/6 6/7 7/6   tie break score 13/11.  Hutt valley proved too strong in the 16s and under age group. Tasman/Marlborough winning 2 matches in this age group. Holly Mace showed great form beating Phoebe Bugtong (Wellington) 6-2 6-1.
Despite the final score being 58-26 in Wellingtons favour, our young players gained valuable experience against a strong Wellington/Lower Hutt team. 
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