What another fantastic finals day!!! I’m sure I said this last year, but I think this one trumps them all! There was a wonderful crowd who created a great atmosphere, and the tennis was thrilling – lasting no less than 9 hours! A total of 15 matches took place, involving 44 players. I’m sure you will agree that the trophy table looked spectacular, and even the weather was perfect for both players & spectators! Firstly, some thank yous – once again there were lots of people involved in making the day so successful…..
Firstly to Joe Hayward, who pretty much organised the whole day! Then to the chefs, bakers and kitchen helpers (mainly Jim, Mike & Maureen for the BBQ and Marilyn, Ginnie & Chris P for the cakes & scones), bar tenders (Derek, Marilyn, Graham, Bernadette and possibly others), umpires (Joe, Lesley, Fio, Charlotte, Chris W, Steph, Suzanne & Rob), photographer (Derek) and most especially the tennis committee (Joe, Patience and Nicola in particular). A special thank you to Chris Watson for once again arranging all the junior matches – it is great having these talented youngsters participate in our club tournaments alongside the adults, and they make a great addition to the day (including bringing along lots of supporters!!).
So now onto the results, with special congratulations to all the winners:
Ladies singles : Alice Kirk beat Holly Gale 4-6 6-2 6-3
Mens singles : Chris Watson beat Joe Hayward 6-1 6-3
Ladies doubles : Danielle Hack & Holly Gale beat Ginnie Stone & Lesley Gale 6-2 6-2
Mens doubles : Ian Guest & Myles Griffith beat Joe Hayward & Chris Watson 6-3 7-6
Mixed doubles : Carrie Askew & Chris Watson beat Ian Stinton & Debbie Butler 6-0 7-6
Unisex doubles : Mike Powers & Ian Christie beat Lara Cook & Claire Fenwick 6-2 6-2
Ladies singles : Dee Easter beat Bernie Slatford 7-6 6-4
Mens singles : Mark Wright beat Miles Cook 6-3 6-3
Ladies doubles : Patience Brown & Setsuko Whelan beat Nicola Hawes & Claire Fenwick 6-2 4-6 7-5
Mens doubles : Colin Doran & David Platonoff beat Bernie Hill & Graham Baxter 5-7 7-5 6-1
Mixed doubles : Alice Kirk & Myles Griffith beat Clare Wooldridge & Clive Bookes 6-0 6-0
10 & under boys singles : Owen B beat Noah T 4-3 3-4 10-8
U14 boys singles : Charlie T beat Dan W 7-5 6-4
U18 boys singles : James W beat Shaun B 6-0 6-1
U18 boys doubles : James W & Ben T beat Shaun B & Miles C 6-0 5-7 7-5
As you can see from some of these results, there were lots of close, hard fought matches!
I hope that everyone will find plenty of opportunities to play lots of tennis and support the bar during the summer months – let’s make the most of the warmer weather while it lasts!!