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Finals Day took place on Saturday 1 st September at Frinton LTC. The weather was very good with mainly sunshine all day and the opportunity to watch very good tennis in comfort.

The results of the finals and the new champions (and previous champions) can be viewed on the links at the bottom of this (and each) page.

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All 355 results are in and the end of season for League matches has passed.

The League Tables are available from the 'home' page and a summary of the recent results

is available from the link below .

The latest report by the League's Press Officer is also below.



The finals of the Stringers World Colchester and District Tennis league individual tournament took place at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday.

Frinton's Marcus Eatherton claimed a hat-trick of Open titles. Firstly, partnering Mark Grover, they won the Open Men's doubles defeating Adam Porter and Rob Twyman 7-6 6-4. He then won the Open Men's singles with a 6-0 6-2 victory over Simon Reeves. The Open Mixed doubles was won by a walkover as was the Open Ladies doubles, won by Julie Sexton and Anne Burton. This pairing also won the 40 and over Ladies doubles in a tense match against Anne Cosby and Shiho Main 3-6 6-4 6-3. Julie Sexton won a third title when, playing with her husband, Richard, they beat Alan and Karin Bacon in the Married couples final 6-1 6-4. Hannah Thompson won her first Open Ladies singles title, beating Laura Cuddon-Large 6-3 6-2.

In the junior events Otto Friedlein starred winning two singles titles, defeating William Gerrard 6-0 6-1 in the under 12 and Tom Thatcher 6-0 6-2 in the under 14 finals. He had also competed in the Essex County Closed championship at Thorpe Bay which meant by the time he played in the under 14 boys doubles final it was his twenty first match of the week. Playing with Sebastian Hall they fought hard but succumbed to a fine performance from Jonathan Ogle and Gerrard 6-3 6-3. Spike Owen-Evans was victorious in the under 16 boys singles beating Tom Thatcher 6-4 6-3, Claudia Bozier defeated Isobel McInnes 6-4 6-2 in the under 16 girls singles whilst Lizzie Thompson took the under 14's girls singles with 6-2 6-0 win over Amber Taylor.

Andrew Knights was dominant in the 40 and over Men's singles beating Pierre Smith 6-2 6-1 and they then joined up to defeat Graham Quinton and Tony Sharman 6-0 6-0 in the doubles. Quinton gained some compensation in the 40 and over Mixed doubles when playing with Fenella Pearey they won 6-1 6-2 against Geoff Digby and Sophie Bardrick. The longest match of the day was the 40 and over Ladies singles between Lynn Lennard-Jones and Jill Crown. Lennard-Jones finally emerged the victor after three and a half hours of play 6-4 5-7 6-3. The Restricted men's singles final was also very close with Simon Reeves eventually defeating Samuel Dewey 7-5 3-6 6-3. Danny Saffer won both the Restricted men's and mixed doubles. Playing with Tim Elliott, 6-1 1-6 6-4 against Adam Gadenne and Malcolm Hobbs and with Roslyn Marriott-Cox 6-2 4-6 6-0 against Steve Baines and Fiona Crace. In the all Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club restricted ladies doubles, Karin Bacon and Hilary Cairns came out on top in three close sets, 6-7 6-3 6-3.

Ali Hysom became restricted ladies singles champion after defeating Victoria Peck 6-1 6-3. The 55 and over Men's doubles champions were again Rob Boyd and Martin Picker who beat Richard Arrell and Richard Sexton 6-2 7-6. Arrell, though, was successful in this age group's mixed doubles with Kerry Porter, beating Sexton and Lennard-Jones 2-6 6-4 6-1.



The Colchester & District Tennis League is very pleased to announce that the League will be sponsored by Mr Bob Smith of 'Stringers World' in Brantham. He is probably well known to many of you but for those who would like further information about 'Stringers World' please




(recent Results)

- please CLICK HERE to view.


In order to help spread the Colchester tennis message I would like to include a link on the C&D Tennis League website to the individual websites of all the League's affiliated Clubs. Several Clubs have now made use of this offer. If an affiliated Club wishes to send me their link (to I will be pleased to record it on our Home Page (see below).

Additionally Clubs may like to record a link to the Colchester and District Tennis League on their websites. It is