DEAL FINISH YEAR OFF WITH CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT
DEAL FINISH YEAR OFF WITH CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT.
For the first time the Annual Christmas event has been given an LTA grading and made into an Open Event that brought children to the Centre from all over Kent and other Counties.
The host centre’s children performed well and had five in the latter stages of the 8&U event, as well as the eventual winner Barnaby Agar and runner-up Freya Farmery who both finished on the same number of wins but Agar defeated Farmery in a closely fought match 10-8 that put him into first place after the head-to-head.
More success followed in the 10&U event with William Ellis taking a silver medal for runner up and another silver medal went to Daniel Hodgson runner up in the 14&U event losing to Paris Vining from Canterbury in the Final. Photos Below.
DEALS TOBY COMEBACK SUCCESS.
The Deal Indoor Christmas Open Tournament continued with the Adults event.
Deal’s Toby Churchill was making his comeback in this event after being side-lined with a serious injury since October 2014, he returned to coaching in August 2015 and made his come-back in competitive tennis at this event.
It was as if he had never been away, the standard of his tennis was phenominal. He breezed through his matches with ease and did not drop a game until he met his brother Tom in the Semi Finals who managed to take two games from him.
He was up against Canterbury’s Will Carnegie in the Final and although the spectators witnessed some lengthy rallies and high quality tennis from both players. Churchill was in a league of his own and he retained his title without the loss of a game. A great come back!
More success came Deal’s way in the Men’s Doubles event. This event was a Round Robin box that saw the men’s pair’s battle against each other to win the box.
It was a close run thing between three all level with the same amount of wins and all had just each other to play.
The Broadstairs pair defeated the Walmer pairing the Deal duo also defeated them which pushed the Walmer pair into third place leaving Deal to play Broadstairs for the title. A fantastic match finished off the tournament with both pairs knowing a win here would secure the title.
It was the Deal duo of Neil Farmery and Lee Graeme that came through with a closely fought 6-4 set to secure the match and their first title together.