On Sunday 14th October 2018, Chichester Racquets staged a 12U Boys’ Singles event. This was the latest Grade 5, LTA Winter County Tour tournament of the current Winter Competition Season scheduled at CRAFC. It was played in the Club’s indoor tennis facility, using a compass draw format and Fast4Tennis scoring (best of 3 sets).
Fred Whitby, Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club, was the runner up and received the silver medal. Whitby was defeated in a thoroughly entertaining and epic final 4-2, 1-4, 10-9, by Luke Watts [PTC], who collected the gold medal. Oscar Wood, DL Eastbourne, came third after defeating Toby Osgood 4-3, 4-1 in the 3rd/4th place play-off.
Tournament Referee, Peter Cook, said afterwards, “The tournament was played on an extremely wet blustery day; we were very glad indeed for the use of the Club’s fantastic indoor dome. There were some really close, competitive matches which was very encouraging considering that some of the youngsters were playing in one of their first yellow ball LTA staged events.”
Referee and Competition Organiser