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Charnwood LTC Ladies Doubles Championships, report by Andrew Smith, 16 Sept 2018
Charnwood Tennis club recently held their annual ladies club doubles championships. 15 pairs entered divided into three groups of five. The three winners and best runner-up proceeding to the knock out stages of the cup, the other pairs to the plate.
Gaby Hay and Emily Radbourne came out victorious in the cup defeating Holly Cheesman and Lucy Matthews by nine games to one.
The plate was played over a champions tie-break and saw Caroline Wilkinson and Eleanor Braithwaite defeat Lorraine Burlinson and Claire Elkington by ten points to eight.
Credit must be given to all thirty players, as well as Tournament Director, Mike Forshaw, for a splendid tournament played in great spirits.
Charnwood LTC Mixed Doubles Championships, report by Andrew Smith2 Sept 2018
The format involved 16 teams of the club's players split into four groups of four playing on a round robin basis. The winners and runner-up proceeded to the cup knockout stages while the third and fourth places teams entered the plate.
The plate was won by Ester Verspurj and Chris Barlow who overcame Michaele Greck-Ismair and David Defocatiis by nine games to seven in a thrilling encounter. The cup final involved Gaby Hay and Chris Mears against Anna Randall and Alex Zaman. Unfortunately this has to be postponed due to a nasty injury to one of the players.
The whole day was played in a great spirit and saw some excellent tennis. Thanks to everyone involved, especially those that organised the event. Special thanks to organiser Kathy for coming back all the way from London for the day.
County Closed tennis tournament 2018, report by Andrew Smith 26 Aug 2018
Charnwood Tennis club had great success at the recent high profile County Closed tennis tournament, the event features many of the best players from the County and the club had a number of players winning and receiving honours.
Rob Leck won the men's singles County Championships defeating ten times winner Tom Kisiel in the final, while Emily Radbourne was victorious in the ladies doubles.
Anna Randall was runner up in the senior mixed doubles, Mary Nevill and Kevin Leck were semi finalists in the men's / ladies over 50s, while Chris Mears made the last 16 of the Open Men's doubles.
Commenting on this club captain Caroline Wilkinson said "it is great that we did so well at the recent County Closed championships, we have a thriving club at all levels and ages. I'm sure next year we will have even more success as the club goes from strength to strength".
Charnwood LTC Mixed Doubles Championships, 3 Sept 2017
The third of September saw a great turn out for the mixed club championships! The weather even held out despite some windy patches. A lot of matches were played throughout the day with a great atmosphere on the courts and in the clubhouse. What a lovely day! (visit our facebook page for more pictures). Thanks to everyone involved, especially those that organised the event.
CLTC Club championships round up, September 2016
Caroline and Sue victorious in the Ladies Doubles, whilst Chris piped Alex in a tie break in the Men's Singles.
Lucy wins the Ladies singles title beating Michaela in the final, whilst Mike and James squeak a win over Mike and Chris in the Men's doubles winning the tie break 8-6.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all of you who entered!
Thank you also to people who baked and brought cakes for us to share, and a special thank you to Mike and Sue for their work on the format and scoring of all the matches, and Catherine for all the hard work in organising.
Charnwood Borough Primary Schools tennis tournaments
Charnwood Tennis Club recently hosted the Charnwood Borough Primary Schools tennis tournaments in connection with the school games. Both events had a fantastic turn out from the local schools and it was great to see so many young people playing tennis.