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Smashing time for all at finals day

Smashing time for all at finals day Bognor Lawn Tennis Club

Bognor Lawn Tennis Club recently held their finals day competition for 2019, played under clear blue skies the tennis was of a high standard and all eight competition finals were keenly fought.


After weeks of exciting matches, the best of each category faced each other for the club’s annual finals day.


Oli Callingham is no stranger to winning trophies at the annual and he continued his excellent run of lifting silverware by taking the men’s singles title once again.


His name will now be added to the club’s honours board, which has the list of club champions stretching back more than 75 years.


Oli then teamed up with his mum Tracey to lift the mixed doubles title to make it a day to the remember for the Callingham family.


In the ladies singles, Louise West made up for coming runner up in the mixed doubles 12 months ago to sweep all before he to one side and take the title this time round.


Arguably the best match of the day was the men’s doubles final which went to Rick West and Cyril Penn.


In the ladies doubles competition, Jean Mugleston and Maree Loversidge were triumphant.


The other finals saw Gary Leadston win the over 50s title while the vets doubles winners were Jean Mugleston and Paul May.


In the draw for partners, Malcolm Ridley and Rob Goody teamed up with good effect to lift this competitive crown.


A special award for the most improved player within the club went to Sharon Porter.


After the matches were finished everyone settled down to a lovely barbecue which was served up by a hard working group of club members.


It rounded off another successful year for the club in Nyewood Lane which has roots extending back to the 1880s.


After moving to its current site in 1912 the club has continued to proved good-quality facilities for anyone that wants to take up the game.


The addition of floodlights in 2016 means that youth and adult coaching sessions have been expanded.


In total, there are now more than 100 members at the club who play across five hard courts.

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