Up until very recently, those viewing Deniliquin on Google Earth would of seen the North Tennis Courts from the image taken in 2018 as Google takes a while to present new images of places (street view is even slower).
Now a new 2020 image has been taken of the town and the courts are gone as they are now just remaining in history books and old Google Earth images from 2002 to 2018.
Those who used the courts battled for the facility to survive for a number of years but progress dictated that the space is going to be something new and exciting for the town, at least we certainly hope that is the case.
North School used to use the courts and Edward River Oval for sport and carnivals and now with the courts gone and the oval soon to follow suit, something unique will disappear as DNPS had the two all to themselves for several decades.
Hopefully the game of tennis does not die off in Deniliquin as there are still plenty of grass courts left, it is a fun game once you get the hang of it though it is best played in winter or spring as summer play is mighty uncomfortable.
Due to the virus, Rovers Seniors and Reserves teams in Football and Rovers A Grade, B Grade, C Grade and C Reserves are unable to play in competition this year.
But kids are able to and today was Grand Final Day for the four Rovers sides to make it to the big day.
Fourths lost 12.5 – 77 to 2.2 – 14 (vs Berrigan)
Under 17’s lost 55 to 28 (vs Berrigan) Under 15’s won 25 to 14 (vs Blighty) Under 13’s won 27 to 17 (vs Berrigan)
Congratulations to the Under 13’s and the Under 15’s sides for being premiers and commiserations to the Under 17’s as well the Fourths in Football, all four sides had fantastic seasons in a time where there is so much uncertainty in the way we live and they should all be proud of representing Deniliquin so well this year.
We’ll be back soon with a new edition of Sports Talk.