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Club Tournament Finals 2008

Cuddington’s Tennis Club’s tournament finals were held on Sunday 13th July, supported and cheered by a large crowd who were treated to some thrilling matches on a wonderfully hot and sunny afternoon.
Ladies Singles champion Lindsay Cochrane with runner up Liz OldfieldFor the first time in many years, the men's final was contested by two of the club's talented juniors, Brad Bird and Alex King. The spectators were treated to some inspired tennis from both players, with Alex King the eventual winner.
Men's Singles champion Alex King with runner up Brad BirdLindsey Cochrane and Liz Oldfield faced each other for the second year running in the ladies singles final, with Lindsey taking the trophy this year winning the tactical game against Liz’s hallmark accurate slice shots.
The men’s doubles final kept everyone on the edge of their seats with both pairs playing some awesome shots. With both pairs winning one set each Alex King's powerful ground strokes combined with strong volleying from Jamie Cummins tipped the balance in the deciding set.
In what has become known as the "Worrall trophy" in the ladies doubles, Julia Worrall and Lindsey Cochrane triumphed against Heather Williams and Linda Smith.
The Mixed doubles title went to Simon Nuttall and Julia Worrall, who continued their run of good form from the mixed league.
In the fun mixed doubles where partners are picked from a hat, Simon Nuttall and Margaret Wilding took the trophy.
The veterans final saw the accurate and steady play of Bill Oakley and Sue Bradley beating Graham Goodall and Liz Oldfied.
Thanks to Val keeling for organising another successful tournament and to all the members who entered the tournament.

Click here for pictures of the winners and runners up
  Winner Runner Up
Men's Singles Alex King Brad Bird
Ladies Singles Lindsay Cochrane Liz Oldfield
Men's Doubles Alex King & Jamie Cummins Damian Cookson & Simon Nuttall
Ladies Doubles Julia Worrall & Lindsay Cochrane Heather Williams & Linda Smith
Mixed Doubles Simon Nuttall & Julia Worrall Brad Bird & Sue Bradley
Fun Mixed Doubles Simon Nuttall & Margaret Wilding Mike Linsell & Ann Griffiths
Vet's Mixed Doubles Bill Oakley & Sue Bradley Graham Goodall & Liz Oldfield

Junior Tournament 2008

Please click here for a full list of players who entered the tournament
and here for some photographs of the day.

On Sunday 7th September the rain clouds thankfully parted for a few hours and we ran a very successful Junior Fun Tournament and BBQ. 30 Juniors aged 4 - 15 battled it out and for most, like Miles and Liam aged 5 and 4 respectively, it was their first taste of tournament tennis. A large supporting group of parents and club members were treated to an afternoon of great competitive tennis played with a lot of fun and admirable "fairness".

The 16 & under group produced fine tennis and the round-robin stage was won by Joe Little. They then played the semi finals with Michael Johnston beating Joe in a closely contested match, and Nick Sommerville beating Tom Faulkner.

The exciting final saw Nick Sommerville just pipping his best mate Michael Johnston 11-9 in the tie break.

The 12 & under players were seeded into 2 groups after the initial round robin stage. Chris Anderson was the overall winner, taking the Premier group title from Nathan Sherrard by just 1 point; Eddie Dickinson and James Pemberton tied in 3rd place.

The 12 & under runner's-up group was also very close with Chris Alley winning on 19 points followed by Hannah Rossiter in 2nd place on 18 and joint 3rd Ben Hilton and Jordan Randall.

We split the 10 & under players into 2 groups and each player played everyone in their group, earning points for their team.

Group 1 was won by Ella Pemberton who played really well all day and was the overall winner. 2nd place in the group went to Alice Pemberton with Alex Doyle in 3rd.

Winner of Group 2 was Elizabeth Crowther, with Miles Hilton in 2nd place and Natalie and Liam Geary taking 3rd & 4th places.

The winner of the team event was the 'Reds' by 152 - 148 points - congratulations to Oscar Bradley, Katy Bryer, Rebecca Crowther, Alice Pemberton, Natalie Geary & Elizabeth Crowther.

Well done to every competitor who turned up, gave it their all and had a great experience. And sincere thanks to all those parents and members who gave up their time and helped with the umpiring and generally supported our juniors. It was greatly appreciated.

Gary Ward
Club coach