The club's annual junior championships, sponsored by Auxesia Ltd, got off to a good start on Saturday with fine weather and some of the younger players showing a bit of "know how" with court craft.
Cameron Roome and Henry Davies had a very good match. They are under 10s (green ball players) but had also entered the U12s. having lost their 1st round matches to stronger players they met in the play back/consolation round. Cameron started well winning the first set 4/1 but Henry fought back to take the second set 4/2.
So the match needed a champion's tie-break to settle it. Cameron set off at a good pace and lead 8-3, then Henry dragged it back to 9-8 before Cameron won 10-8. They showed they are keen to battle back when losing. With the format both boys have a third match and they will have gained a lot of experience. It's one thing to have coaching from our experienced club coach, Ian Watson but matches is the way to add to your skills. Well done boys - I enjoyed watching you.
Results U12 mxd singles - Main draw 1st rnxd.. Orry Farnworth bt Cameron Roome 4/0 4/0; Sarah Long bt Henry Davies 4/0 4/0. Semi Finals Orry bt Sarah 4/2 4/1. Consolation Cameron bt Henry 4/1 2/4 (10-8). U10s - (green ball) r/r Orry Farnworth won his 5 matches 4/0; Cameron Roome - 4 wins; Lucas Harding - 3 wins; Henry Davies 2 wins; Hadassah Smith 1 win.
U18 r/r mxd singles r/r Jayden Go bt Roch Mirski 6/1 3/6 (10-7);
Jack Christian bt Aalish Kelly 6/0 6/0; Jayden bt Jack 6/1 7/5, Roch bt Aalish 6/1 6/0.
Red ball and Orange ball will be played on Finals Day, this Saturday - all players will be advised of their match times.
Presentation will be at approx. 4.pm. We usually provide tea for our competitors so if any parent can volunteer to make a few sandwiches or bring some cake please let me know.
Our Friday Morning Ladies group are as usual supporting a charity, which is something they do throughout the year. This Friday will be the "The Big Stir" Coffee Morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It will be held during the usual playing time 10am to 12noon. Please go along and support this worthwhile charity, take a friend or bake a cake. Lets see if we can raise more than in previous years.
Anymore info - contact Linda or Sharon.
Members should have received details of this year's Christmas Lunch. If you want to be part of the celebrations contact Val Worth or Gill Smith and choose your menu.