Club Champs 2023 & Courts Reopening
Sun, 01 Oct 2023 00:00
Lymington Tennis Club held its annual club tournament finals day on Saturday, and combined the occasion with a celebration to re-open the courts, following a 3-month summer refurbishment.
Lymington Tennis Club and Lymington and Pennington Town Council, who own the site, collaborated to re-surface the four asphalt courts, and replace the surrounding fencing, both of which were in need of an upgrade since the previous surfacing work in 2008. During the refurbishment work over the summer, the tennis club shared the public courts at Woodside Park. Members were delighted to be back at the Avenue Road club and were keen to experience the new courts and facilities.
The Town Mayor, councillor Jack Davies, was on hand to cut the ribbon to formally open the new courts.
There was some excellent tennis on display with all the event finals taking place on Saturday afternoon. The club crowned its youngest ever mens singles champion in 14-year-old Finn Tibbert-Wykvliet, who overcame a tough competitor in Nathan Miller. Sarah Uniacke prevailed in the ladies’ singles in a fiercely contested encounter against debut finalist Bille-Jo Taylor. Billie-Jo soon offset her disappointment by partnering Kate Borisova to victory in the ladies’ doubles against Lynne Truell and Sian Frame. Kate Borisova celebrated a double victory in her partnership with Mike Gaskin in the mixed doubles, against Frances Robinson and David Kendall. In the mens doubles final, Richard Pope’s power and Allen Mann’s consistency overcame Doug Brown and Nathan Miller.
Over 70 members and friends of the club joined the winners for the opening ceremony and prize giving, where Jack Davies handed out the trophies.
If you would like to join the tennis club for social or competitive play, please join on our membership page https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/LymingtonTennis/Membership/Join