Great tennis, a good turn-out, smiling faces and fine weather characterised Fishbourne Tennis Club’s Finals Days 2014.
Held on a Saturday afternoon for the first time, the action began at 1pm with the Mens’ Singles Final and concluded with two new competitions, for juniors – well done Ben Jameson and Callum Budd – and a Chairman’s Invitation Match for new members.
With an age range that ran from 10 to eight times that the club showed that tennis in Fishbourne really is a game for people of all ages.
There were some enthralling matches, hugely appreciated by the large crowd in the all-seater grandstand. Afternoon tea was served throughout the afternoon with a barbecue from 5pm. The ‘honesty box’ payment system proved successful – the club will probably come out ahead on costs!
In making the presentations to the winners Chairman David Lord said it had been a great day enjoyed by all. ‘I would like to thank everyone who took part, winners and runners-up, for putting on such a great tennis show,’ he said. ‘We have a great blueprint for even bigger and better things at Finals Day next year.’
And, most important, the winners of the FTC 2014 Championships are:
Ladies’ Singles: Katy
Men’s Singles: Duncan
Ladies’ Doubles: Angie and Katy
Men’s Doubles: Luke and Bill
Mixed Doubles: Bill and Shaz
Junior Invitation Match: Ben Jameson
Chairman’s Invitation Match for New Members: Jennifer and Peter McLarens