Big field to contest Emu Point doubles tournament

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More than 110 players from across the Great Southern are expected this weekend at Emu Point Tennis Club for the Albany Open.

The popular doubles event will run across Saturday and Sunday, and Emu Point Tennis Club men’s captain Richard Piggott said the club was looking forward to hosting the tournament.

“We’ll have people coming from places like Corrigin, Kojonup, Denmark, all over the Great Southern and also a strong contingent from Albany,” hesaid.

“It should be a great event and it looks like the weather is going to be nice too.

“It’s always an enjoyable tournament — people generally get a good feeling, having finished a day of tennis down here — it’s a friendly tournament.”

Winners will take home up to $200, with the men’s and ladies’ A and B-grade doubles played on the Saturday, while the mixed A and B-grade doubles will be played on Sunday.

Katanning’s Brad Rundle and Tambellup’s Stuart Witham took out the men’s A-grade last year, while Vicki Eaton and Gail Spargo took out the women’s A-grade.

Last year’s A-grade mixed doubles winners were Nathan Watson and Michelle Cook.

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