UTR LADDER BOARD
The 2021 ISLTA Ladder Board finished on July 1 2021 after 5 months of match play at Illawarra Tennis Centre Rockdale.
The competition involved over 40 competitors of all ages playing in a unique ladder series.
Girls, boys, women and men all competed against one another to climb up the tennis ladder in a format that involved matches of 2 tie break sets and a super tie break if one set all.
The competition provided some good quality tennis and gave the younger players an opportunity to compete against older more experienced players. It also provided some of the older players a chance to test themselves against the rising young players. It also allowed those players with limited competition experience to get into competitive play.
Another plus for the competition was it gave players an opportunity to play on a day and time that fitted into their schedule whether it be day or night.
In the Open Mens section Michael Kwong finished first ahead of Ivan Sacher. These two had a number of interesting matches during the competition.
14 year old Kevin Sanger finished third. He showed continual improvement in his results and I am sure benefited greatly from the variety of opponents.
In the Open Womens section 15 year old Jade Talevski finished first ahead of her 13 year old sister Lara. Both girls played a large variety of opponents and appeared to benefit from playing their male counterparts, many of whom were older and more experienced.
1st Place Michael Kwong, 2nd Place Ivan Sacher, 3rd Place Kevin Sanger
1st Place Jade Talevski, 2nd Place Lara Talevski
Congratulations to the winners. Well played.