Closed Tournament 2023

The annual Closed Tournament was held on Saturday 12th August with 27 entrants. The eight grass courts were immaculate and a treat to play on and the grounds too were looking magnificent. Thanks to Adam Stunt and Freddie Menzies for preparing the grass courts and grounds to such a high standard.

Mark Hadley was victorious in the men’s singles, winning an entertaining final against board member Michael Gradon.

The ladies’ singles final was an epic, pitting thirteen-year-old junior member and Sussex County junior Esme Brady-Rogerson against Melanie Baynton-Perret. The match was of a high standard and swung back and forth, with Esme finally prevailing in a third set championship tie-break.

Mark Hadley and Michael Gradon were victorious in the men’s doubles. The final was highly entertaining with some magnificent tennis and some spirited opposition from Phil Harper and Jonny Leslie.

Congratulations to Heather Mott and Vicky Lowe for winning the ladies’ doubles again. They saw off strong opposition from the junior pair Esme Brady-Rogerson and Lara Lambert in the semi-final and Melanie Baynton-Perret and Sarah Walsh in the final.

In the junior event, Harry Whitfield prevailed against Kit Larkin in the boys’ final and Esme Brady-Rogerson was the winner against Lara Lambert in the girls’ final.

Many thanks to Tom Meyer and Alison Thomson for providing a delicious BBQ and salad lunch. And thanks also to Bob Thomson and Dave Goddard for organising the event.



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