Saturday, December 14th, 2019

It’s win number 10 – another Sweet victory for Charlie in men’s final at Kemsing tennis club

The sun shone all day for the recent Kemsing LTC annual club tournament finals when spectators were treated to some exciting tennis from the finalists.

Charlie Sweet (right) lifted his 10th Men’s Singles title when he beat Matt Bance in the final.

The morning started with the Men’s Doubles where Charlie Sweet and Steve Herbert enjoyed their fourth title with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Matt Bance and Andy Ballard.

Charlie Sweet then had his 10th overall victory in the Men’s Singles when he defeated Matt Bance 6-2, 6-1.

The Men’s Vets match between Howard Cloke and Paul Moran saw Cloke take the first set 6-1. Moran fought back in the second but Cloke eventually clinched the set 7-5 and the Men’s Vets’ title.

After a BBQ lunch the afternoon saw siblings Charlie and Emma Sweet retain their Mixed Doubles title against Jane Ladbury and Matt Bance with a convincing 6-1 6-1 win.

Men’s Vets finalists Howard Cloke and Paul Moran.

Allison Wickham and Anita Van Hensbergen secured the Ladies Doubles against Jane Ladbury and Sue Glass in a close match which finished in a thrilling 10/8 Championship Tie break.

Family members Paul Moran and Luke Burkitt played each other in the Men’s Plate, Moran eventually winning with a score of 6-4, 6-3.

Kemsing prides itself on being a friendly village club set in beautiful surroundings with four floodlit courts. Potential new members are invited to visit the club for a taster session.

Kemsing LTC offers both team and club play, plus coaching for those who want to brush up on their skills, along with other social events and tournaments.

For more information please contact Chris Mason on 07969 005253.

Ladies Doubles finalists Anita Van Hensbergen & Allison Wickham and Sue Glass & Jane Ladbury.

Charlie and Emma Sweet retained the Mixed Doubles title.

The Mens Doubles finalists were (l-r) Andy Ballard & Matt Bance, and Steve Herbert & Charlie Sweet.

Men’s Plate Finalists Luke Birkitt and Paul Moran.

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