Finals Day 2017

Unfortunately the weather seemed determined to make this year’s tournament difficult for the tournament committee.  With admiral determination and strong organisational skills, they battled on superbly and overcame the two “rained off” mixed drawn evenings and even managed to play 1.5 rounds of the finals before finally having to admit temporary defeat to the persistent rain!

The remaining finals will be played over the next couple of weeks – I will keep you updated with results and photos!

Rather a familiar scene this summer!

Rather a familiar scene this summer!

Not my favourite photo of all time but does prove that it was raining!

Not my favourite photo  but does illustrate the weather beautifully!

The rain couldn't ruin the food which was superb as usual!!

The rain couldn’t ruin the food which was superb as usual!!

Charlie and Rob sensibly started early and finished before the weather got too bad! Charlie won in two sets.

Charlie and Rob sensibly started early and finished before the weather got too bad! Charlie won this year’s 18 & Under singles in two straight sets.

Mike presents the vets men's doubles trophy to Steve an Ken.

Mike presents the vets men’s doubles trophy to Steve and Ken.

Men's vets finalists - Graham, Steve, Ken and Bill.

Men’s vets finalists – Graham, Steve, Ken and Bill.

Karina and Michael loving their cup!

Karina and Michael loving their cup!

Mixed finalists - weather too poor for a second attempt!

Mixed finalists – weather too poor for a second attempt!  They beat Nick and Carolyn 6-2 7-5.

Bill presents the mini-orange trophy to Jack; Ben was the runner-up.

Bill presents the mini-orange trophy to Jack; Ben was the runner-up.

Harriet beat Amber is a very close mini-girls' final.

Harriet beat Amber in a very close mini-girls’ final.

Mini Red players back in the club house after their impressive matches.

Mini Red players back in the club house after their impressive matches. Charlie beat his brother in the final.

Committed supporters shelter under their umbrellas!

Committed supporters shelter under their umbrellas!

Cameron beat Jake in the 11 & Under Final.

Cameron beat Jake in the 11 & Under Final.

Guy presents the Mixed Drawn trophy to Sam and Philippa.

Guy presents the Mixed Drawn trophy to Sam and Philippa.

Mixed drawn finalists - Sam, Philippa, Sara and Nick.

Mixed drawn finalists – Sam, Philippa, Sara and Nick.

Play abandoned in favour of a barbecue and bubbly ito celebrate Jane's birthday!

Play abandoned in favour of a barbecue and bubbly to celebrate Jane’s birthday!

The Ladies Doubles was played on the following Tuesday and resulted in a win for Eila and Carolyn

The Ladies Doubles was played on the following Tuesday and resulted in a win for Eila and Carolyn

The weather finally behaved for long enough to enable Sarah and Steve beat Anne and Bill 6-4 6-4.

The weather finally behaved for long enough to enable Sarah and Steve beat Anne and Bill 6-4 6-4.

Mixed Vets Finals winners for 2017, Sarah and Steve.

Mixed Vets Finals winners for 2017, Sarah and Steve.

Stomr Aileen continued the rainy theme for this year's finals! Michael and Jamie won 6-1 6-1 but think everyone deserves at least a chocolate medal for completing the match!

Storm Aileen arrived in time to continue the rainy theme for this year’s finals! Michael and Jamie won 6-1 6-1 but think everyone deserves at least a chocolate medal for battling the wind and rain to complete the match!

Michael and Jamie smiling for their photo despite being wet and cold and desperate for hot showers!

Michael and Jamie smiling for their photo despite being wet and cold and desperate for hot showers!

The last final was the Men's singles where Jamie beat Michael 5-7, 6-2 6-4.

The last final was the Men’s singles where Jamie beat Michael 5-7, 6-2 6-4.

Jamie and Michael after their match.

Jamie and Michael after their match.