This was the second year of the RTC Championships, with 44 entries in six events, including Men’s Singles, Ladies Singles, Mixed Singles, Men’s Doubles, Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles.  This year the event was played over two days with singles on Saturday 23rd September and doubles events on Sunday 24th September.

Not only was there great tennis to enjoy, but both players and spectators were able to enjoy a BBQ, cake and other refreshments over the weekend.

Saturday 23rd September – SINGLES

With competitive draws the singles events were played on the afternoon, with matches played as best of three sets.  The mixed singles and ladies singles events were straight finals with both being competitive matches and the men’s singles played as a round robin, again with players competing hard to win.

Final results for the singles were:

Ladies Singles Winner – Manda Kiernan

Ladies Singles Runner Up – Jackie Pelly

Men’s Singles Winner – David Cartledge

Men’s Singles Runner Up – Charlie Bowden

Mixed Singles Winner – Kelly James

Mixed Singles Runner Up – Shawn Harber


Sunday 24th September - DOUBLES

Events started at 10am with many players in both the men’s and ladies doubles, as well as the mixed doubles.  The draws for day two were very competitive but also saw many new players having a go and enjoying the experience of the Championships.  The mixed doubles had 11 pairs entered and was played as a round robin with the winners from each group playing a final. The ladies and men’s doubles event were played as a competitive best of three set format.

Final results for the doubles were:

Ladies Doubles Winners -Jackie Pelly and Sandy Foulkes

Ladies Doubles Runners up - Sarah Drake and Rosie Farr

Men’s Doubles Winners – Charlie Bowden and David Cartledge

Men’s Doubles Runners Up – Jamie Farr and Dan Horrocks

Mixed Doubles Winners – Charlie Bowden and Verity Ainsworth

Mixed Doubles Runners Up – Dan Horrocks and Manda Kiernan

The weekend went fantastically, despite the windy conditions on Sunday.  Players competed hard and enjoyed the social off-court time. We aim to keep growing our participation numbers in the years to come.

A big thank you to all players, spectators and coaches for helping to make the event such a success and also to Kathy, who donated a huge range of delicious cakes for all to enjoy!!