Colchester and District Tennis League 2022
The full league programme for 2022 is now finished. You can view the tables and results by clicking on the relative links.
Additionally the ‘Open Tournament’ Finals Day was on Saturday 3rd September. Everyone enjoyed some excellent tennis with very fine weather ensuring everything went smoothly. Presentation of trophies took place a few minutes after six o clock and you can see all the results below
Don’t forget there are more links at the foot of each page leading to more information so you can see previous winners of the various events
If your club has a link to its website please check it is still current.
Press Officer’s Report No.10
The finals of the Stringers World Colchester and District Individual Tournament took place on Saturday at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club for the first time since 2019. A good crowd turned up and saw Andrew Knights add to his impressive number of titles when partnering Nigel Parsons in the Open Men’s doubles beating Alex Brown and Kristian Fulcher 7-5 6-2.
In the Open Women’s doubles Sophie Bardrick and Anne Burton overcame the loss of the first set to defeat Fiona Courtauld and Roslyn Marriott-Cox 5-7 6-1 6-3. Lizzie Thompson and Amber Taylor played in a high quality Open Ladies final with Thompson winning 6-3 6-2. Marcus Eatherton proved too strong for Chris Frost in the Open Men’s final but Frost had the consolation of victory in the over 40s singles defeating Steve Watchorn 6-2 7-5.
Suzi Moffat won the over 40s Ladies Singles beating Katerina Novotna in a very long and tight set 7-6 but then the next 6-0. Moffat then played with Shiho Main in the over 40s Ladies doubles and defeated Anne Burton and Fiona Courtauld by the somewhat surprising scoreline of 6-0 6-0.
There were some close matches in the over 50s events, most notably in the Ladies doubles when Sue Bennett and Karen Capon came back from a set down and losing a 5-2 lead in the final set to win 4-6 6-4 7-6 against Fenella Pearey and Anne Cosby. Capon also went to three sets in the mixed but this time with partner Alex Temple lost 3-6 6-3 1-6 to Sophie Bardrick and Geoff Digby.
The Quinton brothers, Ian and Graham defeated Rob Boyd and Martin Picker 6-1 6-1 and in the Mixed Colin Minter and Fenella Pearey won 6-2 6-3 against Boyd and Jill Crown.
In the Restricted events there were two closely fought singles finals. Richard Williams beat Graham Pullen 7-5 3-6 6-2 and in the Ladies final Friederika Mengel managed to nullify the powerful shot making of Laura Cuddon-Large to prevail 3-6 6-3 6-4. Mengel also won in the doubles with Amore Castelyn winning 6-2 7-5 against Noriko Kelly and Takako Woods. The mixed was won by Daniel Cotton and Anil Mahendra who beat Kristian Fulcher and Tom Philpot 6-2 7-5.
The Married couples title went to Craig and Tina Newnes who beat Richard and Julie Sexton 6-1 3-6 6-3. An illness for James Champion meant that the Open and Restricted mixed finals could not happen and we wish him a speedy recovery.
In the leagues, The Essex managed to hold off the threat from Frinton to win all three Premier titles and the last result from Ladies Division One, with promotion on the line, saw Kirby get the victory they needed away at The Essex B, winning 7-2.
The Colchester & District Tennis League is very pleased to announce that the League will be sponsored by Mr Bob Smith of ‘Stringers World’ in Brantham. He is probably well known to many of you but for those who would like further information about ‘Stringers World’ please see the links below
In order to help spread the Colchester tennis message I would like to include a link on the C&D Tennis League website to the individual websites of all the League’s affiliated Clubs. Several Clubs have now made use of this offer. If an affiliated Club wishes to send me their link (to email@example.com) I will be pleased to record it on our Home Page (see below).
Additionally Clubs may like to record a link to the Colchester and District Tennis League on their websites. It is http://www.colchesteranddistricttennisleague.com