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Ipswich clubs unite to secure Perrett Shield success

FINE LINE-UP: Players from the Ipswich and Toowoomba Perrett Shield teams join together after another enjoyable intercity contest at Leichhardt.
FINE LINE-UP: Players from the Ipswich and Toowoomba Perrett Shield teams join together after another enjoyable intercity contest at Leichhardt.

TENNIS: Ipswich's success in the mixed doubles helped secure the city's Perrett Shield team overall victory in the latest annual series.

The Perrett Shield, a match for junior players, has been contested between Toowoomba and Ipswich since 1983.

The latest series of games were held on Sunday at the George Alder Tennis Centre.

Ipswich tennis stalwart Fred Daniel was proud of how the city's promising juniors performed against Toowoomba.

"The players had a fun day of enjoyable competitive tennis,'' Daniel said.

"It was great to have players from all the Ipswich clubs making new friends and playing for one cause.

"The end of the day saw players from several clubs waiting for other matches to finish.

"They were enjoying a fun game of round the world with the losers placed in an enviable position while the winner had some serve practice.''

The scores were even at 12 rubbers all after the singles round at lunch on Sunday.

Ipswich's 11's team won 13 rubbers to two, the 13's were victorious nine rubbers to six, and the 15's held on eight rubbers to seven.

Toowoomba's 17's team gained one back, winning nine rubbers to six.

"The result speaks well for Ipswich with considerable strength in the lower age groups,'' Daniel said.

The sportsmanship awards were presented to: Nick Petryszyn (17s), Holly Welch (15s), Stephanie Taylor (13s) and Edwin Joseph (11s).

Daniel thanked the Top Tennis Academy for hosting the latest Perrett Shield round at Leichhardt.

"The centre is looking great with green surrounds and the courts were in excellent condition,'' Daniel said.

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