New Zealand’s best Maori tennis players have taken to the courts for the 91st time and Rotorua players more than held their own.
The 91st Maori Tennis Championships were held in Hamilton last week and attracted 150 players who competed in a wide range of age groups.
Rotorua’s Dinny Mohi won the 76+ men’s singles and doubles, in which he partnered with Whakatane’s Richard Collier. At the other end of the age-scale it was a busy, yet successful day for Vienna Marew Waerea-Tamai. She won the girls’ 10-and-under singles and doubles, in which she partnered with Mahinaranga Warren, as well as the 10-and-under mixed doubles, partnering with Benji Bryce.
Mohi, 77, said the biggest thrill he got out of competing at the tournament each year was seeing the young players coming through.