WINNERS: Auriel Finch, Noeleen Bird, Nick Todorov, Hayley Cooper and Ali Lewis at Blackbutt.
WINNERS: Auriel Finch, Noeleen Bird, Nick Todorov, Hayley Cooper and Ali Lewis at Blackbutt. Contributed

Fun on court in Blackbutt

TENNIS: Nine Blackbutt and Yarraman businesses and organisations enthusiastically vied for the inaugural Business and Organisation Tennis Tournament shield at the Blackbutt Tennis Courts on Sunday, June 10.

The shield was won by Auriel Finch and Noeleen Bird of team Birds of a Feather, representing Blackbutt Tennis Club.

The duo held off strong competition from Hayley Cooper and Ali Lewis of team Medical Mayhem, representing Blackbutt Medical Centre.

Other winners for the day included Jen's Florist for best hats, the Nice Yarraman Kindy Kids for best dressed and the Curly Sisters representing Blackbutt Post Office and Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Association for best name.

Queensland Tennis representative Nick Todorov, along with life member Lester Schwerin and club members, ran the event.

Todorov and six volunteers from Queensland Tennis also presented a display of Cardio Tennis.

The other business teams competing were Iris Crumpton Marriage Celebrant, Blackbutt News, Bendigo Bank and Yarraman Kindy.

Players and supporters thoroughly enjoyed the day, which is one of a number of events Blackbutt Tennis Club is looking to host.

The courts have come back to life following damage from the 2013 floods with the help of BDTHA, which decided to erect the life-size bronze statue of Australian and international tennis player Roy Emerson.

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