Club Finals Day 2019 Report
Oswestry Tennis Club held its Club Finals Day on Sunday 9th September under the threat of heavy rainstorms.
The 10.30am start saw the Mixed Doubles Handicap match between Dave Bass & junior member Ellie Edwards and Gary Edwards & Clare Parsons-Hann. Gary and Clare over-came their handicap disadvantage to take the opening set by 6-3 and then a short rain delay seemed to allow Dave and Ellie to regroup and race to a 5-0 lead in the second set. Gary & Clare managed to halt the slide and brought the set back to 5-5. A tense period of tennis followed with the advantage toing and froing before Dave & Ellie managed to seal the set by 8-6 to take the match into a third set decider. Dave & Ellie managed to make the most of their handicap advantage and triumphed by 4-2 to take the trophy.
The midday scheduled start for the Single’s Final was delayed until the epic 3 hour Mixed Doubles match had finished as Gary Edwards was also featuring in that one, playing David Clough. Gary made a strong start quickly winning the first set 6-1 but an early break in the second in favour of David proved decisive as every other game in the set followed serve, so David winning it 6-4 to take the match into a third set Championship tie-break decider. David was always marginally ahead throughout the tie-break and took it by 10-7, to win the coveted Club Single’s title.
The Ladies Doubles handicap match saw the junior pairing of Millie Parsons Hann & Ellie Edwards playing against Clare Parsons Hann and Joanna Dalietos with the younger pair having a slight handicap advantage over their more experienced opposition. Some fine tennis ensued with the youngsters, who have come through the excellent coaching system of the Oswestry Team Tennis juniors club, making the most of their handicap advantage to win the match 6-3, 6-4 to take the title.
Refreshments were served throughout the day and the spectators were treated to some great entertainment from on the court as the Spring/Summer club tournaments reached their climatic conclusions at this Club Final’s Day event.