On Sunday 25th February, Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club hosted the South East Winter Club Tour 10U mixed singles event. This Grade 5 singles tournament was the latest in a series of junior events which have been staged in the Club’s indoor facility during the current Winter Competition season.
A record number of 16 competitors entered this event and attracted 10Us from all parts of Sussex and other counties including Surrey, Hampshire, Somerset and even the Isle of Man.
The competition was organised using a compass draw format of 16 that guaranteed all the players 4 matches each. The tournament was run using the FAST4 Tennis Format where it is the first player to 4 games wins the match.
Runner-up and collecting the silver medal was Toby Osgood, who lost in the final to William Addleton, Southampton, 0.4 in a very entertaining match.
Tournament Referee Peter Cook said, “This event was oversubscribed, which is an encouraging sign that the number of juniors, who regularly compete in tournaments, is looking very healthy. It was wonderful to see such a high standard of tennis played by the youngsters and every player demonstrated good sportsmanship and fair play throughout all their matches.”
Peter Cook: Competition Referee and Organiser