Port Lincoln's Beljon wins carnival men's singles

CHAMPION: Nathan Beljon won the men's singles at the Country Carnival. Photo: supplied
CHAMPION: Nathan Beljon won the men's singles at the Country Carnival. Photo: supplied

The Country Carnival was completed in style in Adelaide on January 11 with Port Lincoln's Nathan Beljon taking out the Men's Open singles championship.

In extreme conditions that saw the junior events cancelled the men's event continued with the heat making playing conditions excoriating.

Seeded two Beljon came up against Great Flinders' Shawn Fitzgerald in an enthralling match which Beljon won 6-3.

In the next round Beljon had to pull out some big shots to defeat Tom Collins 7-5.

Winning through to the final and with the heat at its peak and suffering from heat stress Beljon had to dig deep to take out the final against the number one seed Andrew Vandenhurk 6-3 winning back-to-back men's singles championships to be crown State country carnival men's singles champion.

Port Lincoln Tennis Association is gearing up for the business end of the season with all the competitions back up and running this week with tennis players new to the town encouraged to contact Julie on 0428531106 if they wish to be reserves.

Tuna Tennis coaching will resume in week two of the term, with groups sessions held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night contact Paul 0427172634 to secure your spot.

Green and Orange ball will be back up and running on Saturday, January 30 at Stevenson Street courts with orange and red ball at 8.30am and green ball at 9.30am.

A Females in Tennis Development Camp for 9 to 14 year old girls will be held in Whyalla on Sunday, January 31 which is open to girls from across Eyre Peninsula.

This will be conducted by Tennis Australia Emma Shoemaker, Sandon Stolle and Codie George.

This is a fantastic opportunity with registration essential. Go to Port Lincoln Tennis Facebook page for registration details.