Tennis Finals Day 2016!
With 19 events this year, and more doubles played, the juniors had a fun and competitive club championship. Millie Day won all three of her events in the 10U and 12U singles and the 10U mixed doubles with her partner Oliver Pemberton, and Harry Cornhill won both the 8U and 9U boys singles. Tom Chapman won both 10U and 14U Boys Singles. Chloe Salloux progressed this year to win the 14U girls singles and doubles with her partner Rachel Warren. Dhilan and Shaina Nathwani won four events between them. Nouman Aslam won the 16U boys singles for the second year running. Fun was had by all!
There were 20 trophies awarded with some great tennis and some tightly contested matches.
The Men’s Singles Final was a re-match from last year but with a new winner; Andy Creighton beat the title holder William Ikone. The Men’s Doubles title went to three sets, Andy Creighton winning both the prestigious Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles title with partner Len Rosso, against last year’s champions Stuart Foster and Geoff Cook. The Men’s Vets Doubles was also a re-match from last year with Stuart Foster and Geoff Cook beating Geoff Williams and Chris Babbington for a second year! Chris Babbington was again victorious over Roy Coffer for the Men’s Vets Singles final. Veterans Dave Wadlow and Martin Baxter battled out the Over 60’s singles title with Dave Wadlow taking the trophy.
Vivien Windsor won both the Ladies Singles and the Ladies Vets Singles, beating Katie Gillingwater and Judith Howton respectively.
The Mixed Doubles final was a re-match from last year but the victors this year were Debbie Maurantonio and William Ikome beating Adrianna Day and Stuart Foster.
Alison Williams and Caroline Adams, won both the Ladies Doubles and the Ladies Vets Doubles trophies beating Vivien Windsor and Janie Morris and Jos Haigh & Sally Mann respectively.
All events had a plate event, losers of their first match played in a consolation event allowing all levels of tennis to be played. Adam Reid took three consolation titles in singles and also with his partner Yanjie Wang. Hilary Linton, who had just celebrated her 70th birthday, played with more senior partner Ann Bixely to win the Ladies Vet’s Doubles Consolation Final.