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The Norwich Junior Parks Tournament, now in its 60th year, took place at the Norfolk Health and Racquets Club where county juniors Harry Weeds and Megan Wright starred, wining five and four titles respectively.
Weeds took both of his singles events, defeating Stephen Harlow in the 16 and under boys final and Ollie Hindle in the showpiece 18 and under final.
Weeds joined forces with Harlow to win both the 16 and 18 and under doubles events before combining with Megan Wright to claim the 18 and under mixed.
Wright had already notched a hat-trick of singles wins, picking up the 14, 16 and 18 and under titles with Katie McKenna finishing as runner-up in all three.
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The tournament took place despite the last minute venue change to the Norfolk Health and Racquets Club, the second venue change in as many years, and the tournament committee are extremely grateful to Stuart Silvester and the club for accommodating the event at short notice.
It is hoped that next year the event will once again return to a grass court venue to as the committee wish to keep the history of the tournament alive.
At the presentation David Weeds thanked Lynda Love, Gill Ellis, Karen Self and Josh Weeds for their help during the week.
Many of the players who were knocked out of the main draw played at least 2 bonus matches in the week and the ever popular Family Mixed event was played in the evenings and will be completed at the Norfolk Closed.
9/under Boys Winner H Wendelken R/up H Lake
9/under Girls Winner V Pallfy R/up M Raviraj
10/under Boys Winner T Blackburn R/up F Rowan
10/under Girls Winner F Evans R/up R Mainprize
12/under Boys Winner O Tudor R/up J Harrison
12/under Girls Winner T Rowan R/up Y Tahiri
14/under Boys Winner J Carmichael Plester R/up J Trett
14/under Girls Winner M Wright R/up K McKenna
16/under Boys Winner H Weeds R/up S Harlow
16/under Girls Winner M Wright R/up K McKenna
18/under Boys Winner H Weeds R/up O Hindle
18/under Girls Winner M Wright R/up K McKenna
Doubles Events Winners
10/under Boys T Blackburn & D Matthews
12/under Boys R Steel & J Harrison
12/under Girls F Field & S Wood
14/under Boys J Carmichael Plester & J Trett
16/under Boys H Weeds & S Harlow
18/under Boys H Weeds & S Harlow
18/under Girls T Rowan & K McKenna
18/under Mixed M Wright & H Weeds
Norfolk 65 and over Men's Perfect Season
The Norfolk over 65's Men's team enjoyed an undefeated season with wins over the Isle of Man, Derbyshire and Northumberland.
The team opened with a 3-2 away victory over the Isle of Man, Mike Lake picking up two rubbers for the team with a singles win and a doubles with partner Derek Aldous.
A home tie against Derbyshire was won with a perfect doubles showing after Norfolk trailed 2-0 from singles. Lake and Aldous claimed the decisive rubber 10-8 in the Championship Tie-Break.
A final day trip to Northumberland ended with yet another 3-2 win.
Mike Andrews won his singles in straight sets before the Norfolk side won two doubles matches to seal the win and an undefeated season.
Over the season the Norfolk team included: Mike Lake, Mike Andrews, Derek Aldous, Tony Edelsten,
Mike Hadfield, Tony Hilton, John Joyce and Roger Meadows
Picture attached of the team in the Isle of Man: Tony Edelsten, Mike Hadfield, Derek Aldous and Mike Lake