Finals day for tennis club

Ladies doubles winners Judy Bentham, left, and Suzanne Oulton
Ladies doubles winners Judy Bentham, left, and Suzanne Oulton

TODMORDEN Tennis Club held its finals day on Sunday and despite predictions of bad weather the sun shone and a good day’s tennis was enjoyed.

The men’s singles champion Greg Dyson, a medical student at Leeds University, returned home especially to compete in the final against Daniel Davey, a fresher at Liverpool University.

While there was some strong hitting from both players Greg’s tennis was more consistent and eventually it was enough to secure the win and take the trophy.

The men’s doubles tournament was also won by Daniel and Greg who competed in the final against Rowan Davey and Andrew Bentham

The Ladies Doubles was a fiercely contested but good humoured final won by long time member Judy Bentham and new comer Suzanne Oulton against two stalwarts of the ladies teams Glenys Webster and Pam Panas.

Thanks were expressed to all who competed in the tournaments and a special thank you went to Glenys for providing a pie and peas lunch.

Fingers are crossed for a similar day next Sunday for the mixed doubles tournament which is open to all members starting at 11am. Spectators are welcome.

The club hopes that the mini indoor tennis coaching sessions will be held at Todmorden Sports Centre over the winter months as in previous years. Further details will be sent out to schools in due course or contact the club on 01706 815265.