Henry Henman was the emphatic winner of the U12 British Junior title at Queen’s Club.
Ned Batstone and Harry Purton came third and fourth in the British U18s at Queen’s.
In the inaugural World Junior Singles Championship, held at Seacourt, Ned Batstone (Semi-finalist and Number 2 seed), Harry Purton, Ed Crowston and Alfred Backhouse (Quarter-finalist) all acquitted themselves with distinction. Although Ned lost to the storming winner, Freddie Bristowe, he had the satisfaction of beating him less than a week later, on Freddie’s home court at Wellington College.
Nino Merola has hit the ground running as our Senior Professional at Radley and won the National Handicap 10-19 Tournament. The final ran to three hotly contested sets.
over 60s doubles
Previous winners of the British Over-60s Amateur Doubles, Mick Dean and Philip Shaw-Hamilton, who have established a very successful doubles pairing over the years, contested the Final of the event at Radley for the umpteenth time.
They were unlucky to face a pair on top form and Mick described his opponent Duncan Colquhoun’s play as ‘faultless’, with his partner, Paul Weaver, as swift around the court and as accurate a striker of the ball as ever:.
RADLEY LADIES’ CHAMPIONSHIP
The Radley Ladies’ Singles Championship was won by Sarah Backhouse, a first-time winner. She played beautifully against opponent Liz Leach, who has accumulated the most appearances in the event’s Final.