The finals on the weekend of 10th / 11th September saw a high standard of tennis across all the Junior age ranges and the Seniors. We had a pentuple winner – yes, I know that is probably a made-up word but I haven’t needed the word for a winner in 5 categories before! Peter Grant won the Mens Singles, the Mens Doubles with Stuart Lamb, the Mens Vets doubles with David Pharo and both the Mixed and Vets Mixed Doubles with Jane Vincent … and it that wasn’t enough, he was the runner-up in the Vets Singles. Well done Peter!
The Jones brothers also had a very successful weekend in the Junior events. William won the U14 Singles, the U14 and U18 Doubles with Michael Presland and the U18 Mixed Doubles with Isabelle Barfoot. Matthew Jones was the runner-up in the U18 Singles, the U18 Doubles with Ethan Butler and the U18 Mixed Doubles with Tilly Tfoti.
Congratulations to all the finalists, and especially the winners.
Many thanks to Zana Fletcher for all the work she put into organising the events and to the umpires, refreshment teams and all the spectators who made it such an entertaining event (despite the rain on Saturday)
For all the results, please click here
Sunday 29th August 2016 : 27 players took part on a beautifully warm sunny afternoon and as usual a delicious tea was enjoyed by all; thanks,as ever, to the ladies who provided it.
The winners were (showing their average in each 8-game round)
Although yesterday’s event was the last formally scheduled round-robin American Tournament this year, given the good turnouts we have had, consideration is being given to holding one more, possibly in early October, just before the autumn/winter chill sets in with a vengeance. Watch this space!
Thank you to everyone who took part in the American Tournament on Sunday 31st, not just as players but also running the event (William Carlisle and family) and providing the lovely tea (Debra Norton, Alison Jamieson, Ann Hanson and Linda Robson). The winning man was Andy Cholerton who only dropped 3 games out of 40 in the last 5 rounds. William Carlisle was 2nd and Steve Dunne 3rd. The ladies’ scores were very close: Gail Hunt was 3rd with an average score of 4.33 and there was a tie for first place between Katherine Rusbridge and Georgina Riches both on 4.5.
Here are the results of the finals of the Handicap Tournaments.
|Ladies Singles||Claire Davies||Anne-Marie Baldwin|
|Mens Singles||Graham Friel||Mike Applegarth|
|Ladies Doubles||Samantha Kurlej and Susie Greenwood||Anne-Marie Baldwin and Sue Anderson|
|Mens Doubles||Chris Ezra and Jon Clackett||Peter Archer and Mike Applegarth|
|Mixed Doubles||Katherine Rusbridge and Johnny Rowland||Zana Fletcher and Geoff Lee|
As Chair Paul Treacy pointed out at the presentation ceremony, events like this do not just happen and he thanked the umpires who helped to make it a bit more special for the competitors and he thanked Debra Norton and Richard Leversuch who ran the refreshments. The biggest thanks went to Zana Fletcher who did all the hard work, setting up the whole tournament as well as helping to organise finals day itself.
We had the perfect number of players for our American Tournament on the May 30th public holiday – 24 so no sitting out. Not quite the perfect weather but at least there was no rain. The winners were Andy Furze and Cath Pearson. Many thanks to William Carlisle who not only organised the running of the event, he stepped in to play when one player had to withdraw injured and he even provided the substitute organisers to take over from him, namely his wife and daughter. It was good to welcome back Stuart Tibbets. Big thanks also to Joan Jones and Ann Hanson for the lovely tea.
Contrary to all expectations, given the weather forecast about Storm Katie, the Easter Monday tournament was played out for the most part in pleasant spring sunshine. We had 19 men and 12 ladies playing, with everyone mixing up partners over 6 rounds of competition. Congratulations to the winner on the ladies’ side : Sarah Henbrey, with Linda Robson 2nd and Alison Jamieson 3rd. On the men’s side : 3rd place went to Mark Hill and there was surprisingly a tie for 1st place, surprising as an individual’s score is the average number of games won each round, calculated to 1 decimal place. Two men ended up with exactly 6.0 – and the final surpise was that they were father and son William and James Carlisle, playing in their first American tournament with us.
Well done to everyone … and many thanks to Suzie Greenwood for organising the tournament and to Debra Norton and her team for providing a great tea.
Here are some comments which were posted on our Facebook page.
“Well done to all the players! And to all the helpers. And not least the indefatigable Zana!”
“Great job Zana”
“It certainly wouldn’t have happened without you Zana so many thanks for all your very hard work. A great weekend!”
“It was a fabulous weekend, so much great tennis to watch.”
“Congratulations to all the finalists over the weekend who provided the spectators with some fantastic tennis.”
Congratulations to everyone who got through to the club finals, and especially to those who won. Thanks to everyone who helped during the weekend.
|Mens Singles||Harry Stow||Paul Kemsley|
|Mens Vets Singles||Peter Grant||Stephen Buckley|
|Mens Doubles||Paul Kemsley & David Pharo||Stuart Lamb & Harry Stow|
|Mens Vets Doubles||Peter Grant & Keith Ward||Peter Archer & Andy Rogers|
|Ladies Singles||Jane Baldwin||Anne-Marie Baldwin|
|Ladies Vets Singles||Sarah Henbrey||Cath Pearson|
|Ladies Doubles||Debbie Ryder & Leila Warwick||Elaine Leitch & Sam Williamson|
|Ladies Vets Doubles||Elaine Leitch & Sam Wiliamson||Rachel Grey & Debbie Ryder|
|Mixed Doubles||Stuart Lamb & Debbie Ryder||Stuart Eglin & Claire Borgoin|
|Mixed Vets Doubles||Keith Ward & Jane Vincent||Stephen Buckley & Sally Stow|
|Mixed Super Vets Doubles||Stuart Tibbitts & Verna Dufon||Peter Fennell & Karen Burke|
|Boys U12 Singles||Kieran Hatchett||Matthew Tarling|
|Boys U14 Singles||William Jones||Maxim Jennings|
|Boys U16 Singles||Ethan Butler||Maxim Jennings|
|Boys U18 Singles||George Barfoot||Sam Conway|
|Boys U14 Doubles||William Jones & Michael Presland||Cameron Eglin & Will Sargeant|
|Boys U16 Doubles||Ethan Butler & Matthew Jones||Jack Dunne & Joshua Peacock|
|Boys U18 Doubles||George Barfoot & William Jones||Ethan Butler & Matthew Jones|
|Girls U12 Singles||Jena Gregory||Gemma Lane|
|Girls U14 Singles||Helena Mason||Georgie Charles|
|Girls U16 Singles||Helena Mason||Ruth Wilson|
|Girls U12 Doubles||Willow Cockerill & Emily Pagen||Jena Gregory & Gemma Lane|
|Girls U14 Doubles||Georgie Charles & Chloe Tarling||Anna Betteridge & Hannah Wilson|
|Girls U16 Doubles||Gemma Flint & Ruth Wilson||Emily Ayres & Katrina Hellier|
|Girls U18 Doubles||Helena Mason & Tilly Ttofi||Olivia Jennings & Ruth Wilson|
|U14 Mixed Doubles||Michael Presland & Anna Betteridge||Matthew Tarling & Jena Gregory|
|U18 Mixed Doubles||George Barfoot & Isabelle Barfoot||Matthew Jones & Tilly Ttofi|
To download a full list of finalists and winners, please click here
Despite a wet morning and a persistent slight drizzle for most of the afternoon, 16 of us turned out for the Albany Cup Handicap American Tournament on Bank Holiday Monday. Once we had got our heads round the scoring rules of the handicap format (easily the most demanding part of the event), we enjoyed six rounds of competition. The winners were Paul Treacey and Gail Hunt, with Paul Mullins and Lorraine Kurlej as runners-up. Well done to them all. A superb spread was laid on for tea by Lorraine (a busy afternoon for her!) and Karen Steggles. Many thanks! Thanks also to Suzie Greenwood for organising the event.
Congratulations to all the finalists in the Handicap tournaments.
Here are the results
|Ladies Singles||Cath Pearson||Linda Ganter|
|Mens Singles||Guy Clayton||Tom Van Klaveren|
|Ladies Doubles||Ailsa Fraser and Samantha Kurlej||Anne-Marie Baldwin and Joan Jones|
|Mens Doubles||Stephen Buckley and Darren Toes||Mike Applegarth and Richard Leversuch|
|Mixed Doubles||Guy Clayton and Debby Magri-Ovenern||Greg Smith and Claire Bourgoin|
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