Club Champs 2021 Report
Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:00
There were trophies galore as Cheslyn Hay & Cannock Chase Community Tennis Club hosted its 2021 finals day.
Judi Stead was one of several double winners on the day. She took home the ladies' singles title after a hard-fought 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Shameka Lp.
She then teamed up with Jarnell Dhillon in the mixed doubles to see off Derek Bish & Kim Williams in straight sets at the end of a busy day for all players.
Dhillon also won the 16 & under singles crown against Keir Bruder, but Bruder got his revenge in the men's doubles final as he and Bish edged out Dhillon & Ian Howells in a match that featured three tie-breaks, including the decider.
James Dorricott was another double winner as he and Will Mittens teamed up to beat Callum Brassington & Elliott Smith in the 18 & under doubles final, before Dorricott then edged out Smith in the 20 & under singles final.
Luke Collins swept the board at 14 & under, beating Harrison Postles in a close singles final before teaming up with Lennon Wenlock to win the doubles final against William Dorricott & Jack Roche.
It was also a good day for the Clark family as James Clark retained his men's singles title by beating Jon Holdcroft 6-1, 7-6.
James' dad Rob then bagged himself a brace of titles – overcoming Tom Woodhouse in the handicap final before defeating Marco Thomas in the veteran men's singles showpiece.
There was a close ladies' doubles final that went all the way to a deciding set tie-break, with Corinna Bruder & Jayne Ball prevailing over Zoey Pugh & Marie Derry.
Jack Roche overcame Jon Stead in the 12 & under boys' singles final, Sophie Hassall defeated Olivia Postles in the 12 & under girls' singles, while Anthony Springer had to battle hard to eventually see off Hannah Stead in the 10 & under singles final.
Doubles competitions for those 10 & under and eight & under were held from start to finish on the day.
Hannah Stead & Leo Chambers teamed up to win the 10 & under competition from Dempsey Winnall & Joe Lees, while Elsie Turrell & Kyan Jets just pipped Chloe Bish & Lucas Thatcher to the 8 & under title.
Thatcher was also a finalist in the 8 & under singles, where Donnell Drummond just got the better of him.
Jakub Springer beat Chris Demaine in a deciding set to win the Xpress Tennis title, while Derek Bish won the men's singles plate final against Matt Costello.
The ladies' plate went the way of Kim Williams, who overcame Jayne Ball, while Mike Dewell & Callum Brassington teamed up to win the junior doubles plate final against Cameron Dewell & Luke Perry.
Leo Nhamoinesu defeated Liam Mayer in the emerging players final.
Head coach Chris Perrin said: "This was our biggest Championships yet with over 200 entries.
"The club is always open to new people with beginner coaching and also supporting competitive opportunities for all levels.
"After seven different qualifying days, we had over four hours of quality, competitive tennis played in a great spirit both with the junior and adult finals.
"Finals day is always one of the highlights of the year."
For more information about Cheslyn Hay & Cannock Chase Community Tennis Club – the LTA's national community tennis venue of the year – visit www.cheslynhaytennis.com, email [email protected] or phone Chris Perrin on 07969 829318.