Around the Courts 29th November

Another busy weekend for our clubs and players.

Cambridge was extremely busy with social functions and club play. They hosted the Roy Morrison Tournament and morning tea for their Alumni members and on Friday, conducted the final day of school sport with students from Floreat Primary School.

You can check out photos of these events and others held on the weekend by visiting their club Facebook page.

Busselton Annual Spring Tournament

Players came from far and wide to participate in Busselton’s Annual Spring Tournament with 20 pairs battling it out over the two days for top honours.

W Reid / D McGivern (Albany / Sorrento) topped Block A with 8 wins from the pairing of B Miller / L Hurt (Dunsborough).

In Block B, P Hamilton / K Hamilton (Como) went through undefeated with 2nd place being taken by R Vincent / M Murphy (Busselton / Forrest Park).

Results from A1 vs B1 & A2 vs B2 below:

Congratulations to all competitors and our thanks go to all Busselton club members for helping make the event such a great success.

Full results can be found on Croquetscores.

AC Coaching Sessions

On Sunday, an intrepid group of AC players headed to Nedlands to participate in the last day of a series of coaching sessions run by Alan Sands. I have it on good authority that it was quite warm but I know all the participants were very grateful for having had the opportunity to be coached by Alan. His wealth of knowledge, commitment to excellence and attention to detail enabled everyone to make improvements to their game.

Some of my key takeaways:

  • Do the simple things really well
  • Rush a ball to a ball
  • Load the next hoop as early as possible without scarifying the break
  • Tight control in = tight control out
  • Stroke through the line of the swing
  • Strokes you are good at – make them perfect
  • Rushes – it is a slow stroke
  • Reality check -8 ball routine
  • Practise- start small and then increase the distance
  • When practising, change only one thing at a time
  • Before getting on the court – know what you would like to do

We are indeed most fortunate to have coaches of Alan’s ability in WA.

Grooming at Moorabinda today

The workers came out in force as soon as they heard Suzie and Dawn were putting on morning tea and Les was shouting. A great team effort. No doubt the lawns will look a million dollars in a few weeks time.

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