Forrest’s tennis club ‘on brink of extinction’

Forrest tennis officials have fears the club could fold just two years after claiming an A Grade crown. Lions players are pictured following their 2016-17 grand final triumph over Colac Lawn.

“We’re on the brink of extinction.”

Forrest tennis leader Anne Murnane says the town is in danger of having played its last game of competitive tennis after going through its toughest season in recent history.

The Lions finished on the bottom of the ladder, despite recording a final-round win against top-four lock Cororooke on Saturday.

Cororooke had a major hiccup entering this Saturday’s do-or-die elimination final against returning finalist Warncoort, after the Rookes went down two sets to seven, 28-48.

Colac Lawn and Pennyroyal confirmed their spots in the top two with convincing wins on the weekend and will go head-to-head for the first spot in the decider.

But Forrest has missed out on finals action this summer and Murnane said the club could struggle to enter a side in Polwarth tennis in 2019-20 unless its player numbers increased during the off-season.

“We’re on the brink of extinction and there’s no denying that,” she said.

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