Junior Club Finals Day

28th Sep. 11

Herne Bay tennis club’s Junior section held their final’s day at the weekend. This year’s tournament was bigger than ever with more juniors playing in all age categories, finishing in a sunny finals day with a bbq and plenty of support from families and friends. In the Mini Red tournament Rebecca Curland retained her title from last year and followed this up with a close victory against Matthew Shields in the Mini Orange final too. The Mini Orange event saw many players having their first competition experience and they all performed fantastically. In the Mini Green tournament, last year’s Mini Orange winner, Elliot Wraight, was victorious making the step up from Orange to Green with ease. In the 12+ hard ball categories, our U14 boy’s winner was new member Aston Gillette, who outclassed all of the opposition. In the U14 girl’s final Rebecca Wibberley came out on top against opponent Kimarie Fielder. In the mixed doubles final, Mollie Eyles and David Symons narrowly overcame Joe Ibrahim and his sister Ameerah in a well contested final. This was followed by more success for Joe in the boy’s doubles, with partner Will Brealy, against previous winners David and Dan Symons. The girl’s U18 final was a repeat of last year’s final with Mollie Eyles playing Emily Bundock and although Emily took Mollie much closer this year, Mollie just came out on top to retain her title. The last final of the tournament was the boy’s U18 singles which could have gone either way and was eventually decided on a tie break. Will Brealy won his 2nd title of the day when he just overcame David Symons in a great match. The trophies for the most improved girl and boy were presented to Rebecca Curland and Elliot Wraight.
Thank you to all the players and parents who came to support, and all of the coaches who helped on the day.