LAURIETON tennis star Corey Clarke showed his class at Kendall Tennis Club at the weekend by claiming the first-ever Universal Tennis Ratings tournament.
The 19-year-old was too good for Kendall's Rhyan Hudson in Monday's final of the 6-11 ranking division.
President Wendy Hudson said more than 50 players from around the Mid-North Coast took to the courts.
"The idea is to get the kids some match play and it's all level-based and unisex so you play against other players of the same level of ability," she said.
"It's a tournament platform from America and we can run them on less courts so it's ideal for us and a club of our size.
"We'll run more of these in coming months."
"Corey is back from doing college tennis over in the States because of COVID, but they currently use these rankings to get them into college," Hudson said.
"He had 11.4 ratings points and then Rhyan was the next best at 7.25."
In the 3-5 ranking division, Jaxson McHugh defeated Ruby Sparks of Forster in the final, while Ashton Holster beat Elwood Dollery in an all-Kendall 1-2 ranking final.
"It's the first time I've ever held one, but they're about to hold a series up and down the coast.
"They've been holding them in Sydney and Gosford for a while, but it's a good fundraiser for the club because we had the canteen running all weekend."
Green ball singles winner - Abbie Hudson (Kendall) over Jasper Hein (Coffs Harbour; orange ball winner - Mia Wallace (Kendall) over Koa McDonagh (Forster).