By ROBYN BRISTOW
Three generations of the Dalley family turned out to play tennis for Scargill, in North Canterbury, at a recent inter-club fixture at Waiau.
Mum Jean Dalley, daughter, Jo Loe and granddaughter Elsie Loe, aged 12, made up nearly half the Scargill team.
All three contributed good wins for Scargill, but Waiau held on for an overall victory.
When the Dalley family moved from Oxford to Hurunui, Jean continued her tennis at the Willoughby Club.
The club was where her three girls Lynda, Jo and Karen
Over the last 42 years, Jean and her three daughters have all continued their tennis, playing for the Willoughby, Hawarden, Cheviot, Scargill and Kirwee clubs.
They have also represented Hurunui and Selwyn during representative fixtures.
Jo now plays for Scargill, as do her daughters Elsie and Josie. Jean, who is a member of the Glenmark Presidents Grade, also plays for Scargill when needed.
Eldest daughter Lynda plays for Cheviot, as do her two sons, while Karen has hung up her racket for the time being, but her three children all continue to play in Kirwee.