ißv "Huka.") INTER-CLUB COMPETITIONS. Last Saturday the weather was simply perfect for tennis, and tho city was paraded by crowds of players hurrying to catch trains, trains, or boats bound for the convincing grounds. One wonders where the great army of tennis players aotually play, as. grounds are so scarce in this city. But private courts are springing up here, there, and everywhere. One cannot but think what a fine investment it would be for the City Council to level some of its town belt adjacent to the city, and charge players a yearly fee for the use of the grounds. THORNDON v. VICTORIA COLLEGE. The Thorndon team had a very easy win from the V.C. players. Swanston played all over Wilson. Beere gave Smythe a good run for the second set only, just losing it, after Smythe bad won the first set to love. Carter and Cleghorn had a hard fight, but the former wore his opponent down, and won the third set after Cleghorn had been within a game of tho second set, and match. Smith was the only scorer for his side, but his win was btubbornly contested by Putnam right through. Wilson and Beere tilted at Swanston and Smythe with fair result. The first set was a close ■ one, 6—5.6 — 5. Carter and Putnam also won their double, although they had a close call for the second set, Cleghorn and Smith working hard for a win. WELLINGTON TEAMS. The Wellington first team beat its second team easily. Eller played sparkling: tennis against Brown, but oould not quite cope with him. Still, his hitting was clean and hard, and tho game should do him good. Salmond knew too much for Jeffry. Wilson beat McCaul, but the es-Wanganui player gave him a good run in the second set. Hill ,and Grant were evenly matched for a space,_ but Hill came away at the proper time, and won. The first team won both doubles. Eller and Jeffry stood up to Brown and Salmoud splendidly. MURITAI-HUTT. Hutt just snatched a win from Muritai. Hawkins had Nagle on the gallop, ' and wore him down almost to a standstill. The loser was hardly in the fettle to run so many miles. Cornell and Wright divided the first two sets, and then both went keenly for the third. "Five all" was called, and the Hutt player lasted long enough to snatch a win at 6—5.6 — 5. Ward and Lewis appeared fairly evenly matched, but the former won all out, 6—4,6 — 4, in sets straight. Jonea kept his .end up by winning the only singles match for his side, and had j Callender's measure before starting. Cornell and Ward had done so well in the ' past that they were expected to beat Nagle and Lewis, but the latter pair got home in the first set. Time ended the second set, which was stopped when Cornell and Ward were leading, 4—3. Wright and Jones could not' pace it with Haw- j kins and Calleuder. Already a winning team looms out in the D grade, and unless the unexpected happens Johnsonville must carry off the event. Its players are too experienced for anything they have met so far. although the- Brougham Hill team, wheh is composed of young players, put up a very good battle last Saturday, and aib determined to go one better next time. Young Reeves might have won his set against Mills had he . got going sooner. His opponent led B—2, yet the loser made it '8 all," only to lose the fatal seventeenth game, which meant set. HASTINGS CLUB. The Hastings Club opens its new grounds at Tomoana-road, Hastings, today. The club is one of the most active in New Zealand. With such enthusiastic players as P. Ebbelt, H. J. Webber, C. J. Tipping, A. I. Rainbow, and others, everything looks rosy for the season. The lady players are very strong. They are headed by Miss Ruby Wellwood, her sisters, Miss Braithwaite, and several others who are .being coached into first-class players. The Hastings Club would give most clubs a battle royal for playing honours. The Hawkes Bay Association, at its annual meeting, appointed Mr. G. N. Goldie to act as its delegate to the New Zealand Association, but he, with regret, declined to accept the position. ■ Mr. W. Grahame Bell is the new secretary of the Hawkes Bay Association, and takes the place of Mr. H. D. Bradley, who has held the position for many year 6. TENNIS IN VICTORIA. The Grace Park Club has won the premiership for the second year in succession In the last match aeainst M.O.C their victory was a splendid one. Dunlop and Heath (M.C.C.) led. "five— love" from • Campbell and Lycett (the latter was "in I New Zealand for a couple of years, and j was noted for his hurricane driving, but the Grace Park pair pot on to Heath's overhead weakness, and fed him constantly. They lost the first set at 6—l, but won the next two 6—4, 6—4. They also beat Heath and Barnard 6 4, 6—4. Tatchell and Hunt followed in their wake! and beat Dunlop and Heath 6—l, 5—6, 6—4,6 — 4, and Heath and Barnard. 6—3,6 — 3, 6—46 — 4 The totals were— Grace Park, 4 matches, 8 sets, 54 games, to 2 sets, 41 games. . VICTORIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. The Victorian Championships are to be held this month in, Melbourne. Stan Doust has telegraphed hiß entries from Perth, and Dr. Poidevin is also expected as a competitor. Doust will play with Miss 'L. ' Addison, and should they win ,this year the shields will be their own property, as they have held them twice before. Campbell and Miss Stewart (the present holders), J. C. Blair (who was recently a member of tho Wellington Club), and Miss Gyton are spoken of, as the strongest opposition. Doust is an ideal combined player, and as Miss Addison is the champion lady in Australia their chances of having the shields for "keeps" is just about sure. H. A. Parker. H. Rice, and H. M. Marsh are also almost certain competitors, and it will be in,tereßting to see how Doust fares in the singles. AUCKLAND TENNIS. The Auckland Association intends to runL only a han«ficap meeting at Christmas time. Its championships will be decided later on, and the idea is to extend them throughout the season. Naturally, that will debar outsiders from competing. Some Australian visitors ,are expected in New Zealand in December, and, as they will apend most of their time in the north, this change from the usual will lose them a chance of playing, at any rate, in the Auckland "championships. ASHBURTON CHAMPIONSHIPS. The Ashburton Club will hold its fifth annual championship and handicap tournament during the Christmas holidays. The tournaments of the past have I been most successful ; in fact, each one i 1 has been generally voted better than the ' previous one. <' This year much money has been epenfc by the club on its property, and the committee is working hard to make the coming tournament even more successful than the last. Competitors from near and far go to Ashburton. Every one who has attended has remarked upon the very jolly outing, and looked forward to having another enjoyable Christmas there. J. T. M'Donald ie tho lion, secretary. WILDING BEATEN AT BRUSSELS. A. F. Wilding has ju&t been beaten by Max Decugis, the French champion, at the Brussels Exhibition tournament by 3 sets to 2. ENGLISH TEAM FOR THE CAPE. An English team, composed of Dixon. Beamish (who recently beat Ritchie), F. G. Lowe, Powell, and Walhs Myers (captain), left on 15th October for South Africa. The Drive Club received the invitation to send a team, and Wallis Myers, the journalist, organised the party. The team will play matches at Capetown, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Durban, and Ladysmith. The tour will bo continued to Pretoria, Delagoa Bay, Bulawayo, Salisbury, and Victoria Fails. It will be tha middle of February before tho team returns horn*.
DR. POCKLEY AT LES AVANTS. Dr. Poekley, of Sydney, competed in the championship at Lep Avants, and was only just beaten by Williams B—6, 11 — 9 in the fourth round. Ab Williams lost in the semi-final to the ultimate champion, Miley, 7—5,7 — 5, 7—5,7 — 5, it will be scon that Poekley had hard luck in not notching a vin. With Spies, he won the doubles, beating Williams and Micard, 6—2,6 — 2, 6—B,6 — 8, 6—2,6 — 2, 6—4.6 — 4. in the final, and, with Miss BrookSmith won the combined from Salm and Miss Turner 6—2, 10—8. "VOLLEY'S" MISREPRESENTATION "Volley," a Christchurch writer, says: ,—"lt was never expected that anyone in Wellington would understand the attitude of Canterbury, Otago, and Auckland in their process against the new basis ot representation as carried at the last meeting of the New Zealand Association." "Volley" takes "Haka" to task regarding a statement that some of Canterbury's delegates were loud in their displeasure, and states_ that "it was not some," but that the displeasure was distinctly unanimous No doubt "Volley" was there, and ought to know; but the report of the meeting only mentioned "some." "Volley" goes on to say that the Marlborough delegate, who does not belong to Marlborough, but to Wellington, proposed the rule whioh Canterbury now objects to. Even so. But Canterbury's delegate also belongs to Wellington. If "Volley" wishes to be fair, why not take note that "Huka," in a previous issue, had condemned tho motion concerning representation^ and plainly said that one vote for the first 300 members, and an extra vote for every 600 members after the first 300, was what should be battled for. Again, "Huka" commented upon the pro tern. committee, and was of opinion that if delegates in Wellington were not prepared. to take offioe on the committee for the full term, then the temporary committee should bring down a" motion to shift the headquarters. The paragraph that Canterbury should move to have headquarters shifted to that city was written in all good faith, and not as "Volley" would have it. If ~Canterbury had the headquarters she could offer to vote that Auckland or Otago have the New Zealand championships if they voted the Davis Cup to Christchurch. Is it not a fact that Canterbury suggested to Otago that she would vote for the New Zealand championships to be played in Dunedin if Otago would support the claims of Christchurch for the Davis Cup ? "Volley" works out a wonderful solution. Nevertheless, it is plain, and has been, that as far as Canterbury is concerned, it was a case of Davis Cup in Christchurch or trouble. Canterbury spent £30 over the matter, so surely she was in earnest. But why trouble? There is plenty of time to go in, and have the next Davis Cup contest in Christohurch. "Volley" evidently took/ Huka V par as sarcasm, but he , was in error. I "Volley" contends that the New Zea- ! land Association is interfering with a subject that does not come within its province, when it wishes to approve all tournaments. Does he suggest that associations should permit clubs to run tournaments without the approval of their associations? The idea, of the governing body was to get uniformity in tournament programmes, and an observance of the rules as to advertised value of the trophies Associations or clubs afe in no way ham- ' pered by the rule; in fact, they are assisted, as the governing body is in the position of knowing what tournaments are taking place, and, in the past, directly or indirectly assisted them.
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LAWN TENNIS., Evening Post, Volume LXXX, Issue 116, 12 November 1910
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