A trip to Sydney to take on some of the state’s best could be up next for a group of Dubbo tennis player who took out the inaugural Central West Regional Tennis League.
The Paramount Tennis Club’s Dubbo Dingoes dominated the final on Saturday, downing Bathurst 11-2 at Mudgee.
It capped off near-flawless tournament for the Dubbo side and team member Brad Williams said the performance in the final was an authoritative one.
”It was a strong side and there were not many games lost,” he said.
“We only went down about one set in the men’s singles and doubles and in the women’s lost one in singles so it was a strong effort.”
After proving to be head and shoulders above in the central west, a trip to take on some of Sydney’s best is on the horizon.
Tennis NSW CEO Alistair MacDonald was in attendance on Saturday and saw the might of the Dubbo squad first hand and Williams said he was nothing but impressed.
“He was buoyed by the strength of Dubbo and mentioned we might go to Sydney and play a badged team there,” he said, before saying what that opportunity would mean.
“It would be great, we would probably get a bit of a lesson if we played the top on or two sides there. They have professional players who are ATP ranked and who play there if they’re not on the tour.
“It would be great for us to go and good for Tennis NSW too for them to see the strength of country tennis.”
Joel Scalzi and Luke McConochie were two of the Dingoes players who starred all tournament and the duo proved too strong again on final day.
Williams added those two players would be capable of mixing it with badged players in Sydney, and that’s why the Dubbo squad felt so confident for the entire Central West Regional Tennis League.
“A few of the team has played badged tennis in Sydney and Joel played college tennis in the US so I think we’d be competitive against any Division 1 side,” he said.
“And even in Division 2 I think we could be winners or runners-up so we were feeling pretty confident.”
In terms of the women’s game, Williams singled Lyndall Murray out for praise.
“Lyndall had a good win,” he said. “We were a bit unsure about the ladies so for her to win in the singles and doubles was great.”
Williams added a second team, the Paramount Pirates, will play in the League next year.