Aaron Hilsum and Stefan Protic both recently represented Essex in the Boys 18 & Under County Cup competition with Aaron winning two of his singles matches to help Essex secure second place in their division. For Aaron, this was the second consecutive weekend of county tennis, having played for Essex in the 12 Counties Championships where he won all three of his singles matches to help the team take the Division 1 title. Congratulations Aaron!
Commiserations to our Ladies Seniors team who lost in the final of the Essex Winter Knock Out Cup competition against opponents Frinton. The team fought hard losing two of the three rubbers on championship tiebreaks. Well done to all for reaching the final. Players on the day were Cally & Sarah, Di & Gill, Sarah & Sarah, pictured here with team captain Marg.
All the finals were close fought matches, particularly the Ladies and Mens Doubles, which each went to the wire with a deciding game at 5-5 in the third set. Great handicapping as usual by tournament organiser, Steve! Chrissie and Karen were victorious in the Ladies Doubles, retaining their title from two years ago when the tournaments were last played. Neil and Paul won the Mens Doubles, whilst new members Pippa and Angus took the Mixed Doubles title. Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to the runners up. A very entertaining day’s tennis for the spectators.