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2017 Season

Finals Day — Saturday 9th September

The 2017 Colchester & District Friendly Tennis League Finals were held at the Dedham Tennis club on Saturday 9th September 2017.

Boys singles finalists
Matthew Capon (West Mersea) (winner) and
Isaac Holt (Spring Lane)

Mens singles finalists
Ian Chimes (West Mersea) and
Chris Frost (West Mersea) (winner)

Mens doubles finalists
Chris Frost & Ian Chimes (West Mersea);
Neil Weston & Mike King (Dedham)(winners)

Ladies doubles finalists (round robin)
Sherry Hodgson & Bunny Besley (Spring Lane);
Sam Harty & Eleanor Skan (Dedham);
Ali Hysom & Sarah Panizza (Spring Lane) (winners)

Mixed doubles finalists
Sherry & Andy Hodgson (Spring Lane);
Sam & Dan Harty (Dedham) (winners)

Veteran mens doubles finalists (round robin)
Steve Oldacre (Lexden Rackets) & Bob Salmon (Lexden Hill);
Andy Hodgson & Nigel Leech (Spring Lane);
Kevin Eastaugh & Ron Sands (Officers' Club) (winners)

Veteran ladies doubles finalists
Caroline Weston & Debbie Sainty (Dedham);
Angela Eastaugh & Ikuko White (Officers' Club) (winners)

Veteran mixed doubles finalists
Contenders for the Don Rampling Cup
Neil Weston (Dedham),
Angela Eastaugh (Officers' Club) (winner),
Caroline Weston (Dedham ),
Kevin Eastaugh (Officers' Club) (winner)


29th March
The AGM was held on Wednesday 29th March 2017. The following clubs have affiliated to the Friendly League for the 2017 season and have entered the following teams:

Colchester Officers' Club:  For individual tournaments only
Dedham:  For individual tournaments only
Hadleigh (Suffolk):  For individual tournaments only
Gt, Cornard:  Ladies Team (3-pair), Mens Team (3-pair), Mixed Team
Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club:  Ladies Team (3-pair), Mens Team (3-pair), Mixed Team
Spring Lane Tennis Club:  Ladies (2-pair), Mens Team (2-pair), Mixed Team
West Mersea:  Ladies Team (3-pair), Mens Team (3-pair), Mixed Team
Wivenhoe:  Ladies team (2-pair), Mixed Team

The Annual General Meeting (and fixtures meeting) will be held on Wednesday 29th March 2017 at the Colchester Officers Club, St John's Green, Colchester, Essex CO2 7EZ starting at 7.30pm. The bar will be open if you wish to purchase refreshments.

If your club is planning on entering teams into the Colchester and District Friendly League this year, or players into the individual tournament, this is a great opportunity to find out about the other teams involved and arrange your fixtures for the year. Generally each club sends one representative but all team captains or representatives are welcome.



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