Almost 200 compete in annual Norfolk Closed tournament

Norfolk Closed Tournament 2015, under nines, from left, Darcie Jarmy (third), Isabella Taylor (first

Norfolk Closed Tournament 2015, under nines, from left, Darcie Jarmy (third), Isabella Taylor (first), Georgie Cohen (second). - Credit: Submitted

The annual Norfolk Closed week drew to an end with numerous finals at East Anglian Tennis and Squash Club in Norwich.

Norfolk Closed Tournament 2015, under nines, from left, Jacob Gandy (third), Luie Valentine (first)

Norfolk Closed Tournament 2015, under nines, from left, Jacob Gandy (third), Luie Valentine (first) and Oliver Buckingham-Green (second). - Credit: Submitted

Tournament referee Derek Perry recorded high entries, with 198 players competing over the week, from 15 boys in the under-eights through to a 32-strong draw in the men's event.

Chris Evans, coach to all the boys singles winners aged U12, U14, U16, U18, said: 'Yesterday was a hugely proud moment in my coaching career to have coached players to so many Norfolk titles, I used to dream of creating one county champion let alone seven in one tournament.

'It's a credit to the guys' work they put in physically and mentally to their programme.'

Winners: U8 Boys, Ted Derisley; U8 Girls, Evie Williams; U9 Boys, Ludovic Valentine; U9 Girls, Isabella Taylor; U10 Boys, Ethan Taylor; U10 Girls, Annabel Hampsheir; U12 Boys, Scott Whiting; U12 Girls, Emily Barrett; U14 Boys, Cameron Whiting; U14 Girls, Vianne Palffy; U16 Boys, Matthew Samson; U16 Girls, Katherine Barnes; U18 Boys, Alex McNaughton; U18 Girls, Katherine Barnes; Men's, Alex McNaughton; Ladies, Maria Andrews.


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