Leek Tennis Club recently held its 2017 awards evening at Leek Cricket Club. The mens singles had a new winner this year, the first new name for 6 years with Tom Cowdy beating Dave Williamson. Whilst ladies singles champions Caroline Green narrowly missed out on winning all 4 senior finals after losing a classic mixed doubles final alongside Dave Williamson in a tight 3 set match against Ian Sales & Rachael Finney.
Rich Smith & Dave Williamson retained their Men’s doubles crown with a straight sets win in the final that had to be played over two days due to weather. The ladies doubles was also retained by Caroline Green and Janet Harden.
The stand out Junior was Harry Pointon who picked up 6 winners trophies. Whilst Sam Chandler won junior of the year and Josh Gilman most promising junior player.
2017 results were as follows:
- Mens Singles winner Tom Cowdy, R/U Dave Williamson
- Ladies Singles winner Caroline Green, R/U Ann Gould
- Mens Doubles winners Rich Smith & Dave Williamson, R/U Ian Sales & Nick Wood
- Ladies Doubles winners Janet Hardern & Caroline Green, R/U Alison Randle & Ann Gould
- Mixed Doubles winners Ian Sales & Rachael Finney, R/U Dave Williamson & Caroline Green
- Mens 100 years doubles winners Ian Sales & Frank Murray, R/U Dave Bennett & Dave Rhead
- Ladies 100 years doubles winners Janet Hardern & Caroline Green, R/U Rachael Finney & Ann Gould
- Junior Boys U18 singles winner Harry Pointon, R/U Sam Chandler
- Junior boys U16 singles winner Harry Pointon, R/U Ryan Freakly
- Junior Boys U14 singles winner Josh Gilman, R/U Toby Gayes
- Junior Girls singles winner Emily Pointon, R/U Tia Mountford
- Junior Girls Doubles winners Emily Pointon & Cloe Kent, R/U Tia Mountford & Christa
- Junior Boys U18 Doubles winners Harry Pointon & Ollie Kent, R/U Nial Edwards & Josh Gilman
- Junior Boys U16 Doubles winners Harry Pointon & Ollie Kent, R/U Nial Edwards & Josh Gilman
- Junior Boys U14 Doubles winners Toby Gayes & Logan Johnson
- American Tournement winners Top senior over 4 events Ian Sales, top Junior over 4 events Harry Pointon.
- Junior member of the year awarded by Club Chairman Frank Murray to Sam Chandler for attitude on court & commitment to playing in multiple teams at short notice.
- Most Promising Junior was awarded to Josh Gilman. Josh broke into the senior teams at the age of 13 winning the U14 singles & being runner up in the U16 & U18 doubles.
- Richard Edwards American doubles trophy was a 3 way split between Nial Edwards, Harry Pointon & Frank Murray.
- Clubman of the year was awarded to Dave Rhead & Barry Beckensall for there efforts in starting up a very successful Saturday junior session that is ran every week at the club 10am-12.
A big congratulations from the committee at Leek Tennis Club to all of those who took part and produced some brilliant Tennis despite the exceptionally challenging weather on finals day. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!