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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Andy Scholfield BSc
tennace and GXLTC Academy Director
Head Pro Gerrards Cross LTC. Bull Lane
www.tennace.com and www.gxltc.co.uk