Final Report, 2007

The Finals weekend of the revised Family Championships came to a successful conclusion at the Next Generation Club in Dudley over the weekend of October 6 & 7.

All the matches proved very competitive with many of the players displaying some excellent skills.

Libby & Emma Eden from Malden in Essex, defeated Libby & Gabby McKeever of Cheshire 6-2,6-2 to win the Mother & Daughter 14&U championships in the first of Sunday's title matches while Derbyshire's Martin & Christopher Simpson found themselves embroiled in a tough second set before they were able to secure the Father & Son 14&U title 6-2,7-6(2) from David & Davis Nicholson of Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Unfortunately no Mother & Daughter final was played with Ann & Jo Louis of Tavistock having to withdraw due to a serious illness befalling a member of their family. Pam and Louise Rogers of Essex consequently claimed the title on a walk-over.

Finally Linden Hardisty and his stepson Josh Brown, hit a devastating ‘purple patch' to annihilate Niall & Luke Sweeney of Oxsted 6-0,6-0 to bring the day's play and the 2007 Championship to a conclusion.

In addition to the Trophies for winners and runners-up, a number of gifts were provided by TIA members namely, Tennis Gallery and the Silver Tennis Collection Company, for which the organizers were very grateful. Also of great help was the contribution of another TIA company, Sunbaba, who contributed the banners for the event.



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