The 2016 senior club championships were held on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April with 26 players taking part in the five events. We were fortunate to have good weather – particularly on the Sunday – which meant all the events were completed on schedule.
There was some great tennis played in a friendly atmosphere. Everyone had a minimum of two matches per event and there were some fantastic matches played over the couple of days with particularly big draws in the Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.
A special thanks to Roger Parker for manning the barbeque yet again and coming up with an excellent bacon butty or two!
A number of people made treats to keep people’s hunger at bay and Kian On did a wonderful job taking photos during the two days. You can see some of the results on this page!
The top seed, Sebastian On, successfully defended his Men’s Singles title, beating the number three seed Andrew Taylor in the final.
Sebastian in full flight
Andrew ready to hit a winner!
Sebastian and Andrew combined to win the Men’s Doubles, beating the top seeds Luke Piercey and Emerson O’Campo in the final.
Men’s Doubles action
As the match was played at lunchtime the spectators had a great vantage point – close to the action and close to the barbeque!
New member Gretchen Elliott won the Women’s singles, beating Sharyn Westlake in the final.
Gretchen in full flow
Six times former winners Cath Randall and Deb Wansbrough teamed up once again to win the Women’s doubles.
Cath and Deb won their first title in 2000 and are still going as strong as ever. You can see all the past winners of all five events on our Honours Board pages here.
Gretchen combined with fellow new member Tim Gudsell to win the Mixed Doubles title, beating Andrew Taylor and Diona Juriss in the final.
Winners and runners up
Winner: Sebastian On
Runner up: Andrew Taylor
Andrew and Sebastian
Plate winner: Scott Borren
Plate runner up: Jason Yuschik
Winner: Gretchen Elliott
Runner up: Sharyn Westlake
Sharyn and Gretchen
Plate winner: Holly Bazett
Plate runner up: Deb Wansbrough
Winners: Andrew Taylor and Sebastian On
Runners up: Emerson O’Campo and Luke Piercey
Men’s doubles finalists – Andrew, Sebastian, Luke and Emerson
Plate winners: Marc and Theo Piercey
Plate runners up: Tim Brosnahan and Peter Metham
Winners: Cath Randall and Deb Wansbrough
Runners up: Diona Juriss and Glenda Van Drimmelen
Winners: Gretchen Elliott and Tim Gudsell
Runners up: Diona Juriss and Andrew Taylor
Mixed doubles finalists – Diona, Andrew, Tim and Gretchen
Plate winners: Holly Bazett and Rob Taylor
Plate runners up: Deb Wansbrough and Marc Piercey
Full results are available here.