Under blue skies and the watchful eye of the nearly completed new pavilion, after three months of preliminary rounds being played, Tarvin Tennis held their finals day club competition.
Is Peter Nosworthy Tarvin’s equivalent of Andy Murray? Peter duly retained his singles title, his 16th, having lost only twice in the last 18 years. Wendy Rae was also on the winning trail again, picking up her 8th singles title. The final set in both cases was 7-6, showing close encounters, but the losing singles players, Graham Bunting and Sarah Mitchell, had some consolation when they together won the mixed competition in three sets, defeating Luke Jennings and Rhiann Perry.
Peter also had success in the Men’s Doubles, when with partner Rob Millar he beat Amit Tauro and Barry Hanson in three hard-fought sets. In the Ladies Doubles it was a happy outcome for previous winners Catherine Mason and Jane Wilson, who defeated Jo Houlbrook and Rowena Okell, appearing in their first finals match.
A week later and the club held their final American Tournament of the year, again blessed with sunny skies. Twelve players took part and the overall winners were Felicity Pochin and Chris Lowe with runners-up Catherine Mason and Rupert Thorp.
Club evenings and daytime groups continued throughout the summer months, teams completed their Summer League programme, the Winter Leagues beckon, 2 of the courts had a thorough but expensive clean, the new pavilion and lights project near completion…… Busy but rewarding times indeed.”
Peter Nosworthy and Graham Bunting before their singles final.
Men’s doubles winners Peter Nosworthy and Rob Millar on the right; Amit Tauro and Barry Hanson (left) with men’s captain Chris Edwards in the chair.
Ladies doubles winners Catherine Mason and Jane Wilson on the left; Jo Houlbrook and Rowena Okell.