On Sunday 7th April 2019, Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club staged an LTA mini-red, mixed, starter Matchplay Tournament.
This grade 6 tournament was the latest junior event held in the Dome, at the Club, this current Summer Competition Season. It was played using a round robin format on mini red courts with red balls. The matches were each played first to ten points (sudden death at 9-all).
The winner, who received a gold medal after winning all six of his matches, was Henry Evans from Haslemere, Surrey. Ollie Appleyard, Havant, was the runner up and received a silver medal after losing 10-9 in an entertaining final. Third place was won by Bond Woodhouse, who receives his coaching with the Chichester Tennis Academy, based at the Club.
Tournament Referee Peter Cook said afterwards, “The tournament was played in a really friendly atmosphere today. Some players were playing in their first LTA staged event and gained valuable experience from playing their matches today.”
Peter Cook: Tournament Referee & Organiser