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 David Williamson. Caroline Green narrowly missed out on winning all 4 senior finals narrowly losing the mixed doubles with David Williamson in a tight 3 set match against Ian Sales & Rachael Finney. Whilst Rich Smith & David Williamson retained their Men’s doubles crown with a straight sets wins. Similarly Caroline Green and Janet Harden picked up the ladies doubles for the second consecutive year.
Stand out Junior was Harry Pointon who picked up 6 winners trophies. Whilst Sam chandler won junior of the year.
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. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!