Finals weekend, as always, was a great event. The standard of play was very high with nearly all the matches being very closely contested, with the final score not reflecting the quality – and length!- of the rallies. Special mention goes to the marathon Ladies Vets Final : 7-6, 4-6, 7-5, won by Ailsa Fraser and Sam Williamson and the Boys U12 Final : 7-6, 7-5 won by Oliver Mills.
It is always good to see the Juniors and Seniors competing on the same weekend; Sunday saw the total spread of ages with both the Super Vets (Over 60) Mixed Final and the Under 10 Singles Final. The stand-out feature to my mind was the Juniors play. All the competitors looked very accomplished with powerful, consistent hitting with variety of strokes. I followed the U16 Boys match and if you were for some reason only able to see the ball but not the players, then you would never know that it was Juniors rather than Seniors playing. They were a credit to themselves and to the coaching team.
Congratulations to all the players, especially to those who won two Finals : Debbie Ryder, Stuart Lamb, Sam Williamson, Will Jones and Chloe Tarling.
Finally, our thanks go to Zana for organising all the tournaments; it must be a massive task. Also thanks to Debra Norton and her team of helpers for providing lovely refreshments throughout the weekend.
|Mens Singles||William Jones||Harry Bywaters|
|Mens Vets Singles||Daren Carter||Jeff Wollen|
|Mens Doubles||Matthew Jones & Will Jones||Steve Dunne & Chris Iles|
|Mens Vets Doubles||Stuart Lamb & David Pharo||Daren Carter & Richard Kurlej|
|Ladies Singles||Gill Stoney||Sarah Henbrey|
|Ladies Doubles||Debbie Ryder & Jane Vincent||Gill Stoney & Isabel Williams|
|Ladies Vets Doubles||Ailsa Fraser & Sam Williamson||Debbie Ryder & Jane Vincent|
|Mixed Doubles||Stuart Lamb & Debbie Ryder||Mark Elliott & Gill Stoney|
|Mixed Vets Doubles||Chris Iles & Sam Williamson||Jeff Wollen & Sally Grace|
|Mixed Super Vets Doubles||Peter Archer & Jill Penton||Derek Carder & Sally Stow|
|U10 Singles||Oscar Callaghan||Oliver Casselton|
|Boys U12 Singles||Oliver Mills||Jacob Diskin|
|Boys U14 Singles||Freddie Schlag||Jacob Diskin|
|Boys 10.1 – 10.2||Jacob Diskin||Oliver Mills|
|Boys U16 Singles||Matthew Tarling||Max Jenkins|
|Boys U18 Singles||Sean Cronin||Matthew Leys|
|Girls U14 Singles||Amber Callaghan||Nina Roddick|
|Girls U18 Singles||Chloe Tarling||Georgie Charles|
|Girls 10.1 – 10.2 Singles||Isabel Cann||Savannah Cockerill|
|Girls U18 Doubles||Georgie Charles & Chloe Tarling||Willow Cockerill & Emily Pagan|
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