Tournaments 2023 – Finals Day report

Finals Day 2023 – Report

The Club enjoyed a memorable Finals Day for the Club Tournaments.  One hundred years since the first Club Tournament, a Mixed Doubles event in 1923.
We had four seasons of weather in one day but it didn’t stop the tennis or the spectators enjoyment. The spectators sat back and enjoyed not only the tennis but excellent refreshments courtesy of Wendy and mel and also Head Chef Tim Robinson.
Well done to everyone who played in the Tournament.  As they say without losers there would be no winners!   Well done and congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the runners-up:
Men’s Singles – Steve Bramhall beat John Firth – 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Women’s Singles – Lindy Payling beat Mel Wright 6-4, 6-0
Men’s Doubles– Alin Carnariu & Steve Bramhall beat Dave Bramhall and Mick Mason by 6-3, 4-6, 7-6
Women’s Doubles– Lucy Mitchell & Kim Robinson beat Sheila Goodwin and Lindy Payling by 7-6, 6-3
Mixed Doubles – Lindy Payling and Dave Bramhall beat Lucy Mitchell and Malcolm Harris by 6-2, 6-3
A big thanks to Mel Wright for a her efforts of running the competitions,  She has had to cope with a variety of issues amongst competitors such as illness, injuries, bad weather, holidays and some delays in matches being played. It all came good in the end though.


2022 Tournament Finals report

The 2022 Club tournament finals day saw some exciting, close matches and there are new winners names on some of the trophies.

Men’s Singles:  John Firth won his first singles title in overcoming previous champion Glyn Rudge in three closely contested sets.  After Glyn had taken the first set 6-4, John hit back to take the second by 6-4 and then the third by 6-3.

Ladies Singles: Lucy Mitchell beat Lindy Payling in a tight two set match by 7-6, 7-6

Men’s Doubles: Danny Lister and Ben Kay beat John Firth and Harvey Marsh by 6-4, 6-4.  Ben is a first time winner.

Ladies Doubles: Lucy Mitchell and Wendy Robertson beat Sheila Goodwin and Sandra Bennett in three sets of 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

Mixed Doubles: Rob Mitchell and Wendy Robertson beat Harvey Marsh and Lindy Payling by 6-3, 7-6.

Congratulations to all the winners and to all who took part in the tournaments throughout the summer.  Thanks to tournament organiser Mel.  She can enjoy a glass or two of wine etc now but don’t go overboard Mel by dancing!   Also thanks to Wendy and Mel for sorting the catering and to Michelin starred chef Tim for his barbecue skills.

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Presentation Night on Friday 21st October 2022 – details to follow shortly.