2019 club championships
Following the success of last year’s club championships, 2019 saw over 120 members compete in the club championships across all categories. With defending champions attempting to retain their titles in various events, both days were filled with great performances and hard work from everyone involved.
Fast forward to finals weekend...
Saturday 7th September commenced Day 1 of the club championships and saw in the 8, 9, 10 and 18 and under events.
First up, was the 18 and under boy’s singles event. This event saw three players competing against each other in a round-robin group between Will Huckell (defending champion), Sam Gillespie and Alex Lee. Will Huckell retained his title after beating both his opponents!
Next up, the 9 and under mixed singles event took place. This event saw six players competing against each other in a round-robin group with Isabelle Lamb (runner up) and Zak Kirnon (winner) taking home the trophies.
The 8 and under mixed single events then began to take place. This event saw three players competing against each other in a round-robin group with Eoin Lambourn taking home the winner’s trophy.
The day came to an end with the 10 and under mixed singles event. This event was a straight final between Tom Walters (winner) and Anna Kohhanova (runner up).
Day 2 saw the junior and adult finals take place on Sunday 8th September.
In the 14 and under boy’s singles final Luke Ogden faced Alex Lee, (defending champion) this ended with Alex retaining his title after a well-fought battle. In the plate draw round-robin group between Adrian O’Neill, Christopher Hookway and Oliver Johnson, we saw some close matches and captivating gameplay, ending with Adrian O’Neill being victorious.
The 14 and under girl’s event saw three players compete against each other over the summer months in a round-robin group between Emily Summers, Shedecee Dahunsi and Simran Sahota with Emily Summers emerging as the winner.
In the 18 and under girl’s singles event, four players played in a compass draw (Semi Final / Main Final / Plate Final) – in the main final defending champion Lucy Morice-Jones took on Emma Hicklin, and in the plate final Shedecee Dahunsi versus Sophie Thompson. Winners Emma and Shedecee edged their opponents and acquired the victory.
In the ladies’ singles event, the main draw final saw defending champion Frances Watson facing number 1 seed Lucy Morice-Jones, with Lucy dethroning Frances. The plate final winner was Avenue Tennis’s own, Rebecca Wall!
In the ladies’ doubles event, the main draw final again saw Frances Watson defending her title this time with her partner Gemma Hutchinson. They managed to defeat number 1 seeds Tracey Constant and Lucy Morice-Jones. The plate final saw a battle between Fiona Armstrong and Ann Fillery, and Anna Harkness and Susanna Stokes, with Fiona and Ann emerging victors.
In the men’s singles event, defending champion Peter Gillespie retained his title after beating his opponent Will Huckell. The plate final saw Andrew Soper and Emmanuel Torres go head-to-head, with Andrew triumphing and securing his place as the winner.
In the men’s doubles event, last years’ runners up Peter Gillespie and Sam Gillespie were looking to exceed last year’s results and win the event against the opponents John Dutton and Philip Pearson, seeing off multiple seeded pairings on route to the final. Peter and Sam emerged as the winners.
In the mixed doubles event, this saw three new players compared to last year’s final with Frances Watson pairing up with Richard Wherry and Tracey Constant pairing up with Kyle Yalcin. Frances Watson was looking to improve on last year’s final after being runner up and managed to do so with Frances and Richard defeating Tracey and Kyle. The plate final saw Julie Gorman and Ashley Jolly triumph over Rosemary Barge and Mick Pike.
The weather reached highs of 19O for both the Saturday and Sunday, making the finals a beautiful and brilliant weekend full of great gameplay and talented tennis players. Congratulations to everybody involved!