Busselton Tennis Club drew its 2021 season to a close last week with the ladies’ Sanderson Cup tournament rounding out the competition. The competition has been a favourite in South West women’s tennis for more than 20 years and is played over five weeks in April and May, with teams of four drawn from clubs in Busselton, Margaret River, Bunbury, Donnybrook, Australind and Harvey. Jarrah Team, consisting of Donnybrook’s Jenny Heydenrych, Busselton’s Carolyn Stokes and Lorraine Brown and Australind’s Jenny Jones, took out a hard-fought win. Jarrah’s success was decided on the final round with only two points separating the team from rivals Tuart. Jarrah also won the Mystery Day event, by a single point. Grace Bassett, Barabara Salisbury, Elma Orr and Sherrilyn Wilson each played with gusto in the final ‘Mystery Day’ matches to close the final gap to a single point win for Jarrah. New Busselton player Barbara Weeks said the entire competition was a buzz with anticipation having been the first time the players gathered in two years due to COVID-19. “This is a much anticipated event and great disappointment was felt when it was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID,” she said. “The buzz in the room is intense on the first day, as you meet your new team as part of the format of mixing the full range of skills and experience in each team. “An overwhelming feeling and atmosphere is created that values and supports each participant and celebrates our common and enduring passion for tennis. “It felt really special to be taking part”. Donnybrook player and Jarrah team member Jenny Heydenrych was also named most valuable player dueing the competition while team Red Gum were named the Lucky Losers with each member receiving chocolates for their participation and enthusiastic spirit.