We are the Men's State League Champions for 2018/19. After finishing second in the home and away season the boys defeated Kings Park in the first semi final and Dalkeith in the grand final. The grand final was a tense affair with Dalkeith taking the first 2 matches... Hensman responded magnificently with Bryden Klein and Vuk Velickovic winning their singles. Klein and Velickovic then convincingly won their doubles 6-2 6-2 sealing a victory. Thanks to all the members and friends who turned up to support the team, sponsors Ian Hutchison Real Estate and Team Tennis WA and team manager Ellen Lynch. The team (from left to right) Bryden Klein, Brendan Malarkey, Vuk Velickovic, Ashby Farrell a...
Thomas McKenzie was recently selected to attended the Super 10’s National Camp in Melbourne which was held at Melbourne Park across the second week of the Australian Open. He was one of four boys selected to attend from WA. A highlight for Thomas was tossing the coin at the men’s quarter final between Raphael Nadal and Frances Tiafoe. Thomas was announced over the Rod Laver PA system as hailing from Hensman Park Tennis Club.
Hensman juniors Ella Nurkic, Lucille Miller, Tara Gilich, Matt Burton and Josh De Sousa are on the their way to Albury to compete in the National Schools Championships as part of the Applecross Senior High School team. Applecross won the right to represent WA after winning the local schools competition.
Congratulations to Ella Nurkic on winning the Karen Bucens Award at the recent Tenniswest Awards night. The award is given to a junior who best exemplifies good sportsmanship and a good attitude to the game.
Fantastic to have 3 ladies teams playing at Hensman today.
Well done to the Ladies State League on their 5-1 win over North Beach today following up from being 3-2 up against Cottesloe last week before bad light stopped play. They are a fantastic bunch of young women and great to see them start the year so well.
The division 1 team has started the year with 2 wins with newcomers Beth Taylor and Ella Nurkic joining the team this year and making an immediate impact. Well done girls.
The division 3 teams have had 2 narrow losses and no doubt some wins are just around the corner. Nice to see Georgia Hemsley back at the club leading the team.
Hensman Park is incredibly proud to acknowledge Caitlin Cridland has been voted as "Woman of the Year" for the Conference of Universities in South and North Carolina USA. Caitlin played Girls and Ladies State League for Hensman and coached by Mark Leuba for many years.
In May 2017, Caitlin graduated with honours from her undergraduate degree at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She was captain of the women’s tennis team at Winthrop. She is now off to Virginia Tech University in Virginia to do a Phd in Biochemistry on an Academic Scholarship. And while there, Caitlin will also be assisting managing the Virginia Tech Women’s Tennis Team.
A fabulous night at the club last Friday. We had a range of sponsors attend plus our local MLA John McGrath and Deputy Mayor Glenn Cridland to congratulate our juniors on their success over summer. Fantastic effort from Skye Royall who was awarded most improved junior girl and Finley Meyer who was most improved junior boy. Thanks to our life members who donated a $100 voucher to Tennis Only to each of them in recognition of their success.
Our State League Men have capped off another great season defeating Mosman Park in the grand final. Well done to Zach Itzstein, James Connelly, Marco Comuzzo, Cameron Fenner, James Stuttard and Rhys Johnson. Unfortunately, Rhys was unable to play the grand final due to a medical exam. Also, Ryan Offer and Lachlan Napier played during the year.
Thanks to Ellen Barber for her significant efforts in managing the team, Mark Leuba and Team Tennis for their support and major sponsor Ian Hutchison Real Estate.
Also, thanks to members who helped with the set up and packing away on the day.
Congratulations also to our Division 2 and Division 6 teams on winning shields as well.
Our Girls State League team have won their second consecutive title defeating Blue Gum. The team cruised through winning all 4 singles and have now only lost one match in the past 2 seasons. The team from left to right is Skye Royall, Caitlyn Napier, Jamie Edwards (C), Jady Ly and Hayley Burton. A great effort - well done girls!!