Congratulations to our Men’s team who over the weekend were named 2017 Tennis Victoria Premier League Winners.
Due to the extreme weather over last weekend, Tennis Victoria had to make the decision to cancel the final of the Tennis Victoria Premier League competition. Tennis Victoria had been assessing a possible change to the National Tennis Centre Indoor Courts, but unfortunately, access to this venue for the required time to complete our Premier League Finals was not possible.
As a result, as per Premier League Rule 9.1 (e) the teams who finished highest on the ladder after the regular rounds are to be crowned Tennis Victoria Premier League Champions.
In the men’s competition, this was MCC Glen Iris Valley and in the women’s it was Liston TC. The club took home the $6000 prize money after finishing on top of the ladder after a stellar season of Premier League.
It was a great season for our men only dropped two rubbers in the 5 round home and away season. Captain Aaron Addison played every tie and was undefeated for the season. “It was a hollow victory having the final washed out, but one we will take never the less. This is clearly the strongest club competition in Australia and they are not easy to win, so it was very pleasing for the boys to come away with a victory for MCC Glen Iris in 2017.”
Over the next few months, the majority of our men’s team will compete in the December Showdown and the Australian Summer of tournaments. We look forward to watching their progress.
While disappointed with the weather affected end to the competition, Tennis Victoria Competitions Manager Jeff Downes said “It’s a shame that the weather was able to affect the playing of our finals as it’s always a fantastic day on the Tennis Victoria calendar. It is important though that we protect the safety of all involved. It has been a wonderful competition this year with many new players having a chance to experience Tennis Victoria Premier League and we hope to see them back next year.”