I would like to thank everyone who either played in matches on finals day or who came along to support the finalists. I hope you agree that the day was most enjoyable – and this year we had glorious weather which made the day even more pleasant! Well done in particular to those players who had more than one match on the day …. they did extremely well in such hot temperatures!
I would like to thank a few key people who helped to make the day so successful. Firstly to everyone on the tennis committee, and especially Patience and Nicola (my two ‘right hand ladies’ who I could not do without!!). Also to Chris Watson for sorting out all the junior matches and to MDL in general for their help throughout the year. I am very grateful to all the umpires who gave up their time to sit in the hot sunshine – they included Chris W, Rob, Simon G, Gerry, Suzanne, Mike K, Dana and Charlotte. Thank you also to Lisa who provided towels at the last minute for the much needed ‘ice bucket’! Then there are the caterers who provided tea, coffee & cakes – thanks to Maddie, Kevin, Angela and all their helpers / bakers! A special thank you to Andy F for the very tasty BBQ lunch. Also to Clive and Derek for taking all the photos. Finally to the bar servers (mainly Derek, Marilyn and Graham) who provided us with much needed refreshments throughout the day and into the evening. There are so many people to thank, I hope I haven’t left anyone out!!
And now to the results below (in order that matches were played), with special congratulations to all the winners:
James W beat Laurence K 6-3, 6-2
Junior under 12 singles
Charlie T beat Daniel W 4-6, 6-1, 18-16
Claire F & Setsuko beat June & Di 4-6, 6-2, 9-7
Alice beat Sue 6-3, 2-6, 10-4
Junior boys doubles
James W & Shaun beat Joe B & Joe S 6-1, 6-1
Jack beat Chris W 6-1, 6-1
Ladies singles plate
Patience beat Nicola 6-1, 7-5
Jack & James beat Chris W & Fio 6-1, 6-3
Sue & Alice beat Debbie & Charlotte 6-4, 6-1
Ladies doubles plate
June & Setsuko beat Di & Claire F 6-3, 6-1
Chris W & Steph beat Ian S & Debbie 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Mixed doubles plate
Ginnie & Graham beat David & Chris P 6-0, 6-4
Mens singles plate
Matt beat Nick 6-3, 6-3
Mens doubles plate
Dana & Joe H beat Nick & Myles 7-6, 6-4
Well done to Mark Harrison who climbed the most places on the singles ladder and received a little trophy on Saturday! A new ladder will be started soon, so look out for more details about this.
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 lovely weather while it lasts!
Thank you once again for your support.