Smiles and cheers were aplenty at Tennis Cook Islands’ Opening Event for 2021. TAYLA BEDDOES/ 21020417
Tennis Cook Islands held a social doubles tournament in a bid to promote the sport in Rarotonga.
teams registered for the tournament held at National Tennis Courts in Nikao on
Saturday last week.
Herman, the president of the Social Committee for Tennis Cook Islands, said the
tournament had a handicap system to allow non-tennis players the chance to play
off fairly against the more experienced players.
at the same time, she said it allowed for the more experienced players to
had an awesome diverse background of players on the day from the young to old
and experienced to non-experienced which made the tournament a very enjoyable
experience,” Herman said.
round two of our matches we had an intermission where we held fun tennis games.”
included prisoner which is a common fun game that is made up of six people with
the objective of eliminating the opposing team.
had four teams sign up for this intermission game.”
with this game, the organisers ran two exhibition matches where local champions
Ruby Pierre and Maka Maui took the court to challenge anyone “who could win three
straight points against them”.
made for great entertainment,” Herman said.
and Moana claimed the top prize while the consolation prize went to Charlee
McLean and Mele Metua.
Cook Islands would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters:
Cook Islands, Avarua Bakery, CISNOC, Toa Gas, Prime Foods, Edgewater Resort,
Vaianas 21.3, Turepu Growers Family, Coach Malcolm Kajer, Mals Cardio Tennis
Squad, Shookies Cookies, Meari, Nana and Family, Numanga and Family, Karika and
Family, Love Café, Be Fruitful and Tennis Cook Islands executive team.
a big meitaki maata to all our players, friends and families,” Herman added.
Team of the Day: Teara & Josh, Best Costume: Kiana & Tamatoa, Best Team
Name: Tupe & Carlene (Sporty Spice & Scary Spice), Special Award for
Coach: Malcolm Kajer, Special Award for Help: Tayla Beddoes, 1st Place
Consolation Draw: Charlee & Mele (Metua), 1st Place Main Draw: Andrew &