Another lovely hot day for Club Finals at Manor Park on Saturday 12th July.
High quality tennis in all age groups, with the men’s singles being a re-run of last year’s final and Seb Timmermans reversing last year’s result against Paul Burgess and coming out as champion in 3 sets. However Paul, with his partner Ben Shaw, exacted revenge in the men’s doubles, beating Seb with his partner Geoff Smith.
The ladies singles turned out to be a marathon effort, with Anna Hyde taking over 3 hours to eventually come out as winner against Pia Michelsen in a close third set. The ladies doubles saw Sue Doorbar and Penny Smith taking the title against Ali Kirkwood and Ali Tuck.
Nicola Clarke retained her mixed doubles title but this year with father Pete against Ali Kirkwood and Chris Barr-Hamilton, and the pair also came out on top in the family doubles against Xac and Tobie Timmermans. The mixed 45+ doubles was won by husband and wife team Penny & Geoff Smith, beating Jenny Poole and Rory Guilding in a tightly contested match.
In the plate events, Chris Barr Hamilton won the mens singles and with George & Ian Elias winning the mens doubles. Tracy Morgan won the ladies singles and ladies doubles with her partner Pia, who recovered well from being runner up in the singles earlier in the afternoon. The mixed plate was won by Anna Laidler and Lee Smith and the mixed 45+ plate title went to Linda Horniblow and Chet Mach. The family doubles was very much a family affair, with Geoff and son Harry beating wife Penny and daughter Anna at the very end of a great day.
The junior events saw wins for Samuel Nicholls in the 12U Boys, Katy Lewin in the 15U Girls, Paddy Hyde in the 15U Boys, and Alex Coombe and Reece Taylor-Lock in the 13U doubles.
A separate event was held for the 9 and 10 Unders, with Sam Laidler winner of the 9U Boys, Lois Burgess winner of the 9U Girls, and wins for Charlie Cassidy in the 10U Boys and Stephanie Coombe in the 10U Girls.
The Mens 60+ Tournament was won by Mike Benjamin and Nick Hall who won all their matches without losing a set.
And finally, many thanks to Mike Marks, Barry Tuck and Bill Fleming for christening the new barbeque and keeping everyone fed.
Main Event Results: Ladies Singles A Hyde bt P Michelsen, Mens Singles P Burgess bt S Timmermans, Ladies Doubles S Doorbar & P Smith bt A Tuck & A Kirkwood, Mens Doubles P Burgess & B Shaw bt
G Smith & S Timmermans, Mixed Doubles N & P Clarke bt A Kirkwood & C Barr-Hamilton, Mixed 45+ Doubles P & G Smith bt J Poole & R Guilding, Family Doubles N & P Clarke bt X & T Timmermans.
Plate Results: Ladies Singles Plate T Morgan bt S McCormick, Mens Singles Plate C Barr-Hamilton bt M Warne, Ladies Doubles Plate P Michelsen & T Morgan bt V Hartwright & F Martin, Mens Doubles Plate G & I Elias bt M Warne & R Parsons, Mixed Doubles Plate L Smith & A Laidler bt V Barber & X Timmermans, Mixed 45+ Doubles Plate L Horniblow & C Mach bt G & S Titmuss, Family Doubles Plate G & H Smith bt P & A Smith.
Junior Results: 9U Girls winner Lois Burgess, runner up Jade Hume, 9U Boys winner Sam Laidler, runner up Sam Cassidy, 10U Girls winner Stephanie Coombe, 10U Boys winner Charlie Cassidy, runner up Louis Fawcett. 12U Boys Samuel Nicholls bt Reece Taylor, 15U Girls Katy Lewin bt Sally
Lewin, 15U Boys Paddy Hyde bt Ben Meredith, 13U Boys Doubles Alex Coombe & Reece Taylor-Lock bt Harry Flockhart & Oliver Tsiquaye.