Double title joys for Palffy and McNaughton at Norfolk Closed Tennis Championships 2016

Norfolk Closed Tennis Championships 2016 winners - Alex McNaughton. Picture: Steve Howlett

Norfolk Closed Tennis Championships 2016 winners - Alex McNaughton. Picture: Steve Howlett - Credit: Steve Howlett

Over 200 competitors took part in this year's Norfolk Closed Championships.

Norfolk Closed Tennis Championships 2016 winners - Alex McNaughton. Picture: Steve Howlett

Norfolk Closed Tennis Championships 2016 winners - Alex McNaughton. Picture: Steve Howlett - Credit: Steve Howlett

The matches were played at the East Anglian Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, in Lime Tree Road in Norwich, with age groups ranging from five to 65.

Tournament referee, Derek Perry, said: 'It was a great tournament in fantastic conditions. A lot of these players have been competing across the region over the summer which made for some high level tennis.

'As always many thanks to all the staff at EALTC and volunteers who contribute so much to making everything work so well.'

Swayze Jarmy was the under-eight boys winner, with Ruby Syer beating Evie Williams 7-3, 3-7, 7-5 in the U9 girls final and Charlie Jones beating Theodre Dyke in the U9 boys final.

Norfolk Closed Tennis Championships 2016 winners - Alex McNaughton. Picture: Steve Howlett

Norfolk Closed Tennis Championships 2016 winners - Alex McNaughton. Picture: Steve Howlett - Credit: Steve Howlett


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Georgina Cohen took the U10 girls title and Oliver Buckingham Green the U10 boys. Elissa Wood beat Hannah Wilson Kemsley 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 in the U12 girls final and Joe Henden won 6-0, 6-3 against Barnaby Taylor in the U12 boys.

There were straight sets victories in the U14 finals Emily Barrett beating Mia Bartram 6-2, 6-1 in the girls final and Fred Withers was on form in the boys final, beating Scott Whting 6-0, 6-0.

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Emily Barrett also won the U16 girls title, winning 6-1, 5-7, 10-3 against Maddie Hall and Alex Watkinson beat Cameron Whiting 6-3, 2-6, 10-7 in the boys final.

Vianne Palffy won both the U18 girls, 6-3, 6-2 against Maria Andrews, and the women's title, beating the same opponent 7-5, 7-5.

Alex McNaughton also won both title, beating Cameron Whiting 7-5, 6-4 in the U18 boys and Jake Rolph 6-4, 6-0 in the men's final.

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