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On- Court Success (Autumn 2018)

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Under 12s

Henry Henman was the emphatic winner of the U12 British Junior title at Queen’s Club.

Under 18s

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. 

Handicap 10-19

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.