Thank you to everyone who attended Finals Day; players and spectators. It was a gloriously sunny day and the standard of play certainly rose to the occasion. There were seven keenly contested finals, each match was played in a great spirit and the spectators certainly enjoyed the ebb and flow.
Congratulations to Yvette Wijunamai who, at the age of just 12 years, became our youngest ever Ladies Singles champion. It was also good to see some new names appear on the Honours Board as Gill Webb and Matt Savvides battled through a 3 set epic in the Mixed Doubles against Catherine Gregory and Calum Tween to run out 7-5 winners in the final set. Another new name was Jacob Smith, winner of the Boys’ Singles, with the more familiar names of Elliott Howell and Alan Hopkins retaining their titles in the Mens Singles and Veteran Mens Singles respectively. Congratulations to Elliott for his sixth consecutive Mens Singles title, he will be the first to acknowledge that it was a very hard fought 3-set match with Dan Bacon as he had to come back from being one set down to retain his title. Simon Page and Calum Tween were pushed hard to three sets by Mike Bacon and Chris Henshaw but took the third set 6-2 to seal their victory in the Mens Doubles while Lisa Stuckey and Jane Gray secured a win in the Ladies Doubles by the narrowest of margins.
Once again, thank you to all those who came down to support, it was a wonderful afternoon.
Below is a gallery of images from Finals Day.