Members brought a very good selection of food for the midday lunch
Charlotte took on Hayley in a repeat of last years’ ladies final The match produced by far the longest match of the day lasting close to 3 hours (almost Mahut-Isner esq!) Every point of every game fiercely contested and the match swung either way throughout. On the day Charlotte’s consistency won out and she retained her title.
Ladies Singles: Charlotte beat Hayley 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
In the early match Henry and Jimmy took on Rod and Adrian in the mens doubles final. With the wind causing havoc with both footwork and shot selection at times just keeping the ball in played key. Henry and Jimmy managed the conditions better to win the match.
Mens Doubles: Henry & Jimmy beat Rod and Adrian 6-0, 6-0
Charlotte and Mary teamed up to take on Ali and Tracey in the ladies final. In another match affected by the strong early winds the topspin shots of the youthful pair of Mary and Charlotte enabled them to win they key points to secure a 6-0, 6-2 victory.
Ladies Doubles Charlotte and Mary beat Ali and Tracey 6-0, 6-2
The mixed doubles final was a tight match with Henry and Adam exchanging shots from the back of the court and Jenny and Yan volleying at the net. Jenny and Adam broke Yan’s serve to win the first set 7-5. In the 2nd set Adam played some good tennis to open up a 5-2 lead and have match point, however Yan and Henry won that point and battled back to 5-5. Adam and Jenny stopped the comeback however and won the next two games to take the match.
Mixed Doubles: Jen & Adam beat Yan & Henry 7-5, 7-5
Tony S faced up against Finlay in the mens plate final. In a close match Finlay won the first set 6-2. The second set could have gone either way but Finlay won the crucial points to win it 6-4.
Mens Plate: Finlay beat Tony 6-2, 6-4
The ladies plate saw Ruth take on Jenny. In tricky conditions Ruth’s consistency and deep groundstrokes from the back of the court provide key to winning points. Jenny tried to mix things up and hit some effective drop shots into the wind but it wasn’t enough to stop Ruth from winning the plate title.
Ladies Plate: Ruth beat Jen 6-2, 6-1
The boys final saw mens plate finalist Finlay take on Isaac. In a clash of contrasting styles, Isaac being consistent and keeping the ball in play while Finlay was more assertive and went for winners. This differing styles led to Finlay winning the first set but Isaac taking the second. In the deciding match tie-break Finlay’s ability to win points quickly was the difference as he took the title.
Boys Singles: Finlay Beat Isaac 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (10-7)
Thanks again to Adam Baker who arranged the tournament (not an easy job getting matches played on time) and wrote the match reports