Herts Winter Mini Tennis League Finals

Monday, March 28, 2011
Winning Green Team - Gosling

It was a busy weekend, but very enjoyable.   The overall standard of play on finals day was a credit to all the clubs and coaches throughout the County.   Parents and spectators were commenting on the technical ability of the players and above all the behaviour of each and every one of the players was excellent.  

On Saturday at the David Lloyd Club, Bushey the Red League was completed.  The final order :

Batchwood Bears                            
Andre Raath, Alice O’Neill, Oliver Tarvet and Alexander Smith

Runners Up                       
Letchworth Red Lobbers              
Oscar Earle, Tom Russell, Josephine Layton and Dominic Merrell

3rd place                               Batchwood Bulls
4th place                               Legends Red Masters
5th place                               Townsend Red Tigers
6th place                               Welwyn Red Wanderers

The six teams involved in finals day were group winners in the league.  In all 31 Red teams competed throughout the winter months.

This was organised at the Herts Tennis Centre at Gosling Sports Park on Sunday 27th March 2011.

25 teams entered the league and the four group winners competing on Finals Day were:

Batchwood Buffalos                      
Joe Collins, Jason Sutton, Harry Tallantire and Sophia Mezzone

Runners Up                       
Letchworth Orange Lobbers       
David Latter, Jason Haley, Matthew Radley and Charlotte Kingsbury

Third place was shared between Harpenden Orange Hotshots and Gosling Orange Crucial Cruisers.  The match finished in a 5 match draw and it was decided that after a long day and an even longer winter and honourable draw was the right result and we all shook hands on this!


John Bruley refereed the Green Event on Finals Day at the Herts Tennis Centre, Gosling Sports Park on Sunday 27th March.

The results were:

Gosling Green Crucial Cruisers 
Harry Crook, Nathan Fernandes, Rebecca Evans and Adithya Madhavan

Runners Up                       
Letchworth Green Lobbers         
Jonathan Lankester, James Smith, Daniel Martin and Joanna Garland

The 3rd place/fourth place play off was all square at the end of the match resulting in a Championship Tiebreak Shoot Out to decide the winner.  Harpenden Green Hotshots won this 10-8 taking third spot over the Hoddesdon Green Hotshots.

Prior to the finals day 1200 matches were played, 390 players competed and 76 teams entered.   The parents of the players organised the majority of the teams and should be thanked for their dedication and enthusiasm throughout the winter.   The play by dates were a great help to everyone and despite the ‘winter snow’ these were adhered to.

The three winning teams have been invited to the Herts Junior Awards Night on 1st April at Harpenden Tennis Club, from 6.00pm, where everyone will forget about the tennis and enjoy the pizzas and have fun.

Well done everyone!

Jennifer Keates
League Organiser



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