Serve and Volley 01 player Steve List concentrates hard during his Tennis Ipswich competition match at Leichhardt last weekend.
Serve and Volley 01 player Steve List concentrates hard during his Tennis Ipswich competition match at Leichhardt last weekend. David Nielsen

Close encounters galore

A FULL draw for Saturday fixtures took place last Saturday.

This is the first Saturday that all courts have been ready for play and rain did not prevent matches taking place.

Remarkable.

Some close encounters were witnessed.

FD Harriers played Ipswich Terminators at Chermside Rd and Keith Cohen and Liam Askew had a match on their hands against Jos Mansell and Emily Lunney.

Harriers won both their singles and Terminators won both doubles, with one game separating the teams at the finish of play.

Terminators were the victors.

There was also a two-game advantage in S3, with Springfield Lake Regattas defeating TFP Diamondbacks.

A home-court advantage helped the Lakes team to victory, 18-16.

The Brassall 2 team went to Tall Gums Walloon, where Will Mogensen got the home team off to a good start with a 6-2 win in his singles.

The Brasallites then found form and Michael Francis and Jose Lopez won the next three sets to take the match 20 games to 16.

The closest junior match was in J6 at Walloon between Tall Gum Cawleys and FD Falcons, with Falcons up by two games.

Tall Gum Rafters defeated FD Owls by three games in J7.

This was a great effort by Owls, who are out of final-four contention, against Rafters, who are second on the points table.

Only three matches are left to play and the final series will begin.

Make sure your players are registered in teams in order to be eligible for finals.

Also make sure you abide by the rules for fill-ins.

Wet-day finals will be played or completed on the Sunday.

Last Sunday was a great day for sports sign-on and promotion at Queen's Park.

The Ipswich City Council is to be congratulated on organising the day.

It seems several of these events took part around south-east Queensland to promote and encourage children and families to participate in various activities.

The response was good and tennis had two sites, with lots of colour and activities.

Thanks to Kayla Berry from Tennis Queensland for making herself available.

There were banners and flags to promote tennis and the general consensus was that it was a good effort for tennis.

Let's hope it will spark some interest and we will see some new faces at coaching, social play and fixtures.

Mid-week ladies get under way this week with grading and game play at George Alder Centre in Leichhardt.

New players are welcome.

Be there for a 9.30am start today.