20th Oct, 2017

Tennis Championships are an ace occasion

Stratford Editorial 8th Jul, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

GLORIOUS weather, bacon butties and strawberries and cream were the order of the day at Henley-in-Arden’s club Tennis Championships on Sunday.

The younger juniors played in the morning and the adults and older juniors were on court in the afternoon.

The club was packed for the Minis with 19 children taking part. The winner of the mini-red section (aged 8 and under) was Will Payton, the mini-orange (aged 9 and under) was Jack Quantrill and the mini-green (aged 10 and under) was James Price.

The 12 and under produced an epic final in which Louis Walsh narrowly defeated Alex Evans by seven games to five, whilst his brother Tom Walsh won the 16 and under title.

In the 16 and under mixed doubles, Molly Eyre and Alex Straker took the trophy.

Dan Protherough became men’s champion after defeating John Lange, although the Lange family did not go away empty-handed as John’s wife Emma won both the ladies’ singles and the mixed doubles with partner Ray Eyre.

Both the men’s and ladies’ doubles were closely fought with Milan Mazic and Sam Turner prevailing in the men’s and Sarah Rowan and Paula Holmes in the ladies’.

The bacon butties and strawberries were sold out and spectators and visitors had a great day’s entertainment.

Ladies’ champion Emma Lange, who also won the mixed doubles with Ray Eyre. (s)

The mini-red competitors. (s)

U16s runner-up Fraser Kent (left) and winner Tom Walsh (right). (s)

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