FTC Championships 2018: all the winners

The sun shone, the flags were up, the courts looked great, the barbecue sizzled and a large crowd of FTC members, friends and family all made the club’s Finals Day 2018 one to remember. But chiefly it was the finalists themselves who put on some excellent displays of tennis  and contributed the most to the massive success of this year’s championships. There were some truly nail-biting matches.

All FTC members please remember a day like this does not happen by accident, and that everyone who helped make it such a success volunteered to do so. So thanks to everyone who contributed, and especially to competition organisers Mandy Davies and Bill Cove, trophy organiser David Lord, lunch providers Trevor Bracher and Sue Bargery, and Gareth Price for awarding the gongs. Plus lots of others as well including FTC snapper-in-chief Nikki Holden whose pictures light up the following…

And without further ado, the winners are…

Men’s singles

Harry Dry bt Tom Craddock / 6-4  7-6

Ladies’ singles

Rachel Dekker bt Katy Bracher / 6-1  7-6


Men’s doubles

Phil Tite and Chris Gosden bt Sam Hart and Tom Craddock / 6-4  6-7  7-6

Ladies’ doubles

Kate Gurl and Rachel Dekker bt Sue Lord and Katy Bracher / 6-2  6-4

Mixed doubles

Darren Triggs and Priscilla Pendle bt Sam Hart and Kate Gurl / 6-2  6-4


Vets65 ladies’ singles

Elizabeth Williams bt Hilary Evershed  / 6-1  6-2


Vets65 mixed doubles

David Lord and Cynthia Burnett bt Steve Bailey and Hilary Evershed  /  7-5  6-0




Vets65 men’s doubles

David Lord and Brian Williams bt Roy Hay and Gordon Read  /  7-5  3-6  1-0