From the courts

2015-07-22 06:01

THE Greytown Tennis Club championship and handicap finals were played in perfect tennis weather over the weekend after a build-up of preliminary rounds over the past four months. A big thank you to local businesses RTS and Organics for Africa for sponsoring the tournament. On Saturday handicaps finals matches were played - ladies singles winner is Ruth Drew with Robyn Steyn the runner- up. Keeping it in the family Pierre Steyn won all three of his handicap finals. In the singles he faced a tough challenge against Shaun Watson, but pulled it off.

Robyn Steyn and Louise Hill won the ladies­ doubles against Ruth Drew and Sue Thompson and Pierre Steyn and Dieter Meyer were the menand#039;s doubles winners beating Mark Thomas and Guy Platt. In the mixed doubles Pierre and daughter Robyn beat Guy Platt and Trish Köhne.

There was a large crowd watching the good tennis played in the championship finals on Sunday and they thoroughly enjoyed being out in the crisp winter sunshine enjoying the high standard of play, tasty teas and good company.

Putting Serena to shame, Greytown’s evergreen­ Clive Edkins won his 21st singles championship title when he beat Colin Corbishley­ in a well-played challenge. In another tough three-set battle Lynn English and Erika Gevers played it out with Lynne winning her first ladies singles championship title. The menand#039;s and ladies doubles then took place where Ian Hill and Ashley Cotterrell played Colin Corbishley and Michael Meyer. Colin and Michael won, after spending many hours in their youth on these courts.

Pam Paul and daughter Carol Adendorf played Lynne English and Corné Nefdt, which was won by Lynne and Corné in yet another three setter. The day ended with the mixed doubles in which Clive and Wendy Edkins played Ashley Cotterrell and Joanie Harrison. Ashley and Joanie won the match in another nail-biting three sets and spectators had exciting tennis to watch

Thank you to everyone who attended the day to support and to the ladies providing the scrumptious eats.

The bring-and-braai was enjoyed by all.

Please take note, the date for our annual and popular Pannar Mixed Tournament has been moved to 23 August

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