On Saturday 30 June, in very warm conditions our 12 and Under boys had to face a strong Essex team and although they played competitively, Essex proved too hard to overcome. In order to qualify for the semi's, the team needed to beat Bedfordshire and after winning two singles matches, it all rested on the doubles. After a few momentum swings, the doubles pair, Ryan Parkins and Ganesh Mullaparthi, squeezed a win 11-9 in the deciding tie-break. On Sunday morning the team faced Middlesex and once again the boys put on a strong performance, but were defeated. In the 3rd/4th play off, the boys played Norfolk and after a superb performance by the doubles pair, Sam Slater and Ganesh Mullaparthi, the boys secured 3rd place. Well done to the team for their determination and competitive play.
The GB teams 35s - 85s age groups have been announced for the forthcoming 2018 ITF Seniors World Team Championships to be played in Ulm, Germany, 12-18 August.
We are very proud of Teresa Catlin who has been selected to play for GB in the Women's 45s teams, alongside B Griffiths, M Oldham and J Shepherd. We wish her great success and hope she has a great trip.
Our girls had a tough start on the Saturday facing a strong Essex team and despite some great performances, they were unable to defeat Essex, Next up were Bedfordshire and they needed to win this to get into the semi-finals. After the singles matches, Cambs had a 2-1 lead but after putting up a good fight in the doubles, the girls secured their place in the semi-finals. On Sunday morning the girls were up against a strong Suffolk team and with the match all square on 2 rubbers each, it all depended on a tie break doubles shoot out. After an excellent win by Isabelle Havard and Marennah Prempeh, Cambs were into the final where they had to face Essex for the second time. After some very competitive play and with the girls showing great commitment, the girls achieved a fantastic second place. Well done to Isabelle Havard, Sophie Tjurina, Marennah Prempeh and Gabby Zailer-Fletcher.
Our 10 and Under boys fought hard in the recent County Cup event in Woodbridge. They finished third in a very tight and tough qualifying group. What a great effort!
Pieter van Houten was runner up to a Swiss player, Thierry Delay, in the 45s men's singles at the British Open Seniors Clay court Tennis Championships in Bournemouth over the May bank holiday weekend. He also reached the semi finals with Andrew Moraghan in the 45s doubles.
Congratulations to Teresa Catlin and Michelle Oldham, winners of the 35s doubles at the British Seniors Clay Court Tennis Championships
Teresa Catlin and Michelle Oldham had success in both the singles and doubles championships in Bournemouth. Teresa was runner up to Michelle in the 45s singles but they then went on to win the 35s doubles together.
Andrew Moraghan has now won 3 titles back to back, his latest victory being at the Everyball Tennis Seniors at Halton. What an amazing achievement!
Congratulations to our 10 and Under boys who won the first Tier Two County Cup event at Easton over the May bank holiday weekend.
Over the May Bank Holiday weekend Andrew Moraghan won the 45s singles at the Leicestershire LTC Clay Championships 2018. Congratulations on another success!
Many congratulations to Alan Jordan (Cambs County 45/55s tennis player) who was selected to Captain the England's Men's 55s team at the Four Nations Seniors Tennis Championships held in Dublin over the May Bank Holiday weekend. They won all their matches beating Scotland 3-0, Wales 2-1 and Ireland 3-0 making them the overall winners of that group.
England won the overall Championship with their other Men's and Ladies' 55s, 60s and 65s teams having similar results.
From left to right: Graham Neale, Alan Jordan (Captain), Chris Hearn and Richard Jackson
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