Seniors swelter on the courts

Photo Heather Mackenzie

Jane Brosnahan returns a volley during an epic doubles match which she and partner Dianna Leonard eventually took out on Sunday, when Mid Canterbury’s seniors tennis team took on Canterbury Town at the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre.

It was the visitors’ day though, with the town side coming out on top at the end of a sweltering day on the courts on a countback on sets 24-22.

The seniors’ representative tennis season will wind up on March 10 with a final day where all teams will converge on Ashburton for a full day on the courts.

Later in March – on March 30 and 31 – the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre is set to host the Mid Canterbury Seniors Championships, a doubles and mixed doubles tournament which was open to all players 35 and over.