Highlight of 2023


The Club Finals Day was, this year, held on the Saturday 8th July. We started early at 10.30 with the Men’s Doubles as we had a lot of matches to get through, and wanted to avoid the rain! Our priority was to see our star players early in the day, when they were fresh and eager! As suspected, we were not disappointed!

Jon Warnes and Miles Liversidge, who was playing his first ever senior tournament,  took on Jon Yelland and Oliver Bunyan. It was a blistering match, despite the rain beginning to spit. The spectators saw a great game played in good spirits. The players displaying some superb tennis and interesting tactics! Yelland and Bunyan eventually took the cup, but it was hard fought match and a pleasure to watch.

The Men’s Singles saw an epic match. Nicky Kirk played Jon Warnes. As you can imagine, the footwork and the shots were speedy and decisive. They certainly used all of the court! Nicky Kirk played so well and there were loads of thrills and spills. And plenty of rain! The guys wanted to fight through this, and the balls had be changed to accommodate them. Unfortunately, even Nicky couldn’t break the Jon Warnes consistent run on this trophy.

The Mixed Doubles was equally exciting. Oliver Bunyan and Lindsay Cameron took on and Caroline and Miles Liversidge.  Congratulations to Miles. To reach two Finals in the Club Tournament the first time you are eligible is such an achievement. But the cup wasn’t to be. The Lindsay and Oliver combo took the crown, again!

The Ladies Singles Competition was played in a different format this year, ELTC as experimental as ever! The feedback on the process was that it was a very enjoyable experience. With three Finalists playing each other in a Round Robin.  Here they are Imogen, Caroline and Lindsay after they played. And the winner was Lindsay Cameron.

Despite the rain it was a great day socially, with players and spectators enjoying a great BBQ afterwards, whilst the kids played football on the lawn, all in true ELTC style.

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