Press Release – Finals Day Set To Be A Big One For Rising Star
3rd May 2015
Local Tennis Club hosts Finals of Summer Tournaments
Hutton and Shenfield Tennis Club are hosting their annual Finals Day this Saturday 5th September (weather permitting!) A total of ten different competitions and cups have been played throughout the summer and the climax of all of these tournaments is the Finals Day.
One of the highlights the Men’s Singles Final. Over the course of the last few years, one of the club’s junior players, John Coyle (15) has steadily progressed further in the Men’s tournament losing a closely fought semi-final last year. This year he has made it to the final, and to add spice to the fixture, he is up against the Club’s Head Coach – Christian Allen.
Christian is not taking anything for granted. He said: “John is one of our standout junior members and I am looking forward to playing him in the final. I am concerned that my aging limbs won’t be able to match his youth, but we’ll see.”
Finals Day is an event for all different grades of players – there is a Mixed Family Doubles, Mixed Handicap Doubles and Veterans’ competitions along with the marquee finals of the Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles and Ladies’ Mixed Doubles.
The day is usually well attended by most members with a barbeque provided and other games and activities.
Chairman of the club, Ian Gunn, said: “The Finals Day is really the culmination of a lot of effort and hard work by the players throughout the Summer season. It really brings the Summer to a close and we then look forward to the Stock Winter League.”
Hutton and Shenfield Tennis Club:
Established in 1919 and with around 150 adult and 100 junior members using five Astroturf courts the Hutton and Shenfield Tennis Club is a thriving local sports facility. With four floodlit courts, the club and courts can be found on Brockley Grove at the junction with Roundwood Avenue located next the Hutton and Shenfield Union Church.
The club caters for various standards, from those interested in serious match play to those happy with just social tennis. The club aims to promote an environment in which everyone enjoys their tennis at a fantastic location.
The club participates in many leagues catering for different levels of play, with Ladies, Mens, Mixed and Veterans matches throughout the year. Also club tournaments are very popular plus social tennis during the day and in the evening.
For juniors, aged 4 to 18, there are a range of activities. Junior coaching takes place every weekday from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday mornings from 9am to 12noon and players are graded based on age and standard. Also, there are fantastic camps that run during the school holidays.
All the courts are kept to a very high standard (two courts being relaid in the Summer 2014) with good facilities, balls and training equipment.
Hutton and Shenfield Tennis Club