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Junior League Finals

After about three months of competition play in a round robin format, Kai’s team in the Associations Junior League made it to the finals as second on the ladder in the 12B division. To determine the actual winner for this season, the first two teams play a finals of four singles and two doubles. And that finals match was happening today.

…at least that was the plan.

Since the venue was 45 minutes away by car, and match-play was to start at 8:15 am, Kai and I had to get up at 6:45 am get ready. Yes, 6:45 AM. On a Sunday.

…what you don’t do for your kids.

Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side. It had been raining steadily throughout the night and didn’t look like letting up in the morning. But the rules dictate that everyone show up regardless, so off we went.

The finals were held in the North of Melbourne at Essendon Tennis Club.
After a night of steady rain, the courts were not in good condition when we arrived.
After a night of steady rain, the courts were not in good condition when we arrived.
We were not the only team waiting and being disappointed.
We were not the only team waiting and being disappointed.
But at least the boys found a way to entertain themselves.
But at least the boys found a way to entertain themselves.

After an hour of waiting for the rain to stop and the courts to dry, the official made the decision that the year 12’s would not play today. This meant that the winner would be determined based on their final position in the ladder.

Big trophies for the winners and silver medals for the runners up.
Big trophies for the winners and silver medals for the runners up.

Each boy got handed a trophy / medal to take home.

Photo op for the winners and the runners up.
Photo op for the winners and the runners up.

All in all a bit of a disappointment to have to drive for an hour and a half just for a medals ceremony. But, as someone once said, you can’t always get what you want. And it was a good end to a great season for the boys.

Better luck next season!

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