Little Chalfont Tennis Club Mixed Doubles Champions 2018
The 2018 Mixed Doubles Tournament took place at Little Chalfont Tennis Club on Sunday 1 July.
The Little Chalfont Tennis Club Mixed Doubles tournament took place on Sunday 1 July. Beth French and José Sáez Armenteros triumphed 6-4 in the final in the final against Joanna Hale and Jim Welch.
Special thanks to Freddie, our organiser, who reports:
"The club mixed doubles tournament took place on Sunday 1 July on a day when most people would normally be lying on the beach with an ice cream in hand, it was hot... and so was the tennis!
An excellent turnout with a maximum 12 pairs competing in two leagues where everyone played each other. Within the leagues there was some great tennis and excellent rallies - José diving across the court leading to a bloody knee (I believe he was thinking about Wimbledon!) - Colin keeping the rallies going by hitting the ball straight back to the opponent (he was thinking he was still coaching I believe!).
After the league matches the knock out phase began with the winners of league 1 (Jim and Joanna) taking on the runners up of league 2 (Freddie and Caroline) - and vice versa with José and Beth taking on Paul and Alison. Again, some excellent tennis and rallies despite the midday sun and after everyone consuming a light lunch.
The final was an exciting affair with Jim Welch and Joanna staging an excellent comeback after being 5-1 down to get back to 5-4 - but José and Beth rallied again and won 6-4.
So, a great day of tennis and thanks to Joanna for ensuring we had a lovely lunch, and to everyone who helped serve it and clear up. Roll on next year!