Gerrards Cross Bull Lane tournament report

Friday, February 01, 2013
Red Tournament players with referee Alison Sharp

tennace at Gerrards Cross LTC, Bull Lane ran a series of excellent tennis tournaments for various age groups.

Alex Hattam (GXLTC)  won two events in the two day tennace tournament. He defeated number 2 seed Chilli Poulter in the semi finals 2-4 4-1 10-2 whilst Nouman Aslam was defeating Dan Buckeldee the top seed 4-0 4-2. In a very close final Nouman was dominating with his big topspin forehand and swept into a one set lead 4-2. alex atarted to get better depth in the second set and after a very long third game he won the set 4-1. The deciding match tie-break saw many exiting rallies before Alex won 10-6.    he teamed up with dan to beat Chilli poulter and Nouman in the doubles final 4-2 5-3.

The orange tournament for players aged 9 and under was terrific: number 2 seed Sonny Poulter first beat Charlie Goutkin-Smith 7-6 5-7 7-6 unleashing a huge forehand on sudden death match point which hit the line. Sonny then played Rahul Renganath and again won the sudden death match point - 6-7 7-3 7-6. In the final he faced William Evans who had beaten the top seed Saberish Ganesh 7-2 4-7 7-4. William played a great match using his big first serve and accuracy of groundstroke to beat an exhausted Sonny 7-2 7-5.

Josh Greenway from chalfont st peter who plays at Great Missenden Club convincingly won two events the Green 10 and under and the under 12 singles.

Photo shows some red tournament players with referee Alison Sharp


U14   Alex Hattam (Gxltc) bt Nouman Aslam (Ch 1879)  2-4 4-1 10-6

U12  Joshua Greenway (Gt Missenden)  bt  Alex Martin-Lof  4-1 4-2

U16  Elliot hudson (Beaconsfield)  bt  Ben Hedger (Aylesbury)  3-5 4-2 10-7

Green  Josh Greenway (Gt M)  bt  Ross McGarvie  (Dukeswood)  4-0 5-3

Orange  William Evans (Gxltc)  bt  Sonny Poulter (Dukeswood/Beaconsfield)  7-2 7-5

Red  Zac Orr-Ewing (Gxltc)  bt  Robbie Spittal (Gxltc)  10-5

Doubles Alex Hattam & Dan Buckeldee (Gxltc)  bt  Chilli Poulter (Dukeswood/Beaconsfield) Nouman Aslam  4-2 5-3

The next tournaments are during February half-term please email for more details

Andy Scholfield  BSc
tennace and GXLTC Academy Director
Head Pro Gerrards Cross LTC. Bull Lane   and
Call: 07791912490



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