Hot action at tennis championship finals

2019-07-24 06:01

THE finals of the RTS and Organics for Africa tennis handicaps and championships were played over the weekend in chilly, wintry weather.

The handicap matches produced some interesting and, in some cases, careful tennis.

The men’s singles title was won by Clive Edkins, who edged out Qaphela Mzila 7-4, and the ladies title went to Carol Adendorff, who beat Ruth Drew 7-3. Ingrid Surendorff and Wendy Edkins beat Sylvia Varty and Carol Adendorff 7-5 to take the ladies’ doubles title. The mixed doubles handicap saw Qaphela Mzila and Corné Nefdt beat Clive and Wendy Edkins 7-3. The men’s doubles will take place later and is between Peter Hardy and Gareth Larkan and Jack Ridl and Cameron van Schalkwyk.

On Sunday, the championship finals were played and we were treated to some excellent tennis.

The men’s final was a fast-paced match between Clive Edkins and Colin Corbishley.

Corbishley played extremely well, never letting Edkins find his pace, and won 6-3, 6-1. In the ladies match, Carol Adendorff beat Sylvia Varty 6-2, 6-2. This was a good match with excellent varied tennis being played.

The ladies doubles final was clever tennis between Corné Nefdt and Shan Stamp and Sylvia Varty and Carol Adendorff. Nefdt and Stamp took the match comfortably 6-2, 6-4.

The last championship match of the day was the mixed doubles between Clive Edkins and Erika Gevers and Colin Corbishley and Joanie Koller, with Edkins and Gevers taking it 6-2, 7-6 (9-7).

The men’s doubles match will take place at a later date and will be between Ian Hill and Ashley Cotterrell and Guy and Martin Platt.

We were spoiled throughout the day with strawberries and cream, champagne and orange juice, delicious coffees and tea eats, and a very successful gin bar supplied by Colin and Nicole Corbishley. Thank you to the ladies for the delicious tea eats and salads, and to all the spectators who came to watch.

We ended off the day with a very social bring and braai.

Thank you to RTS and Organics for Africa for your much appreciated, ongoing support.

Lastly, a day like this could not be such a success without the hard work of those who helped. Thank you all for making it such a special day.

Prize-giving will be held later in the year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Pannar Mixed Doubles Tournament will be taking place this Sunday, July 28. If you haven’t already entered, please send your entries to Ashley Cotterrell at 082 415 0525, or

Social tennis will resume as normal next Saturday.


July 27 — Qaphela Mzila

August 3 — Bobby Pearson

August 10 — Kim Steyn

August 17 — Corné Nefdt

August 24 — Ingrid Surendorff

August 31 — Herman van Rooyen.

— Supplied.


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