2010 Finals Day – Sunday 18 July 2010 
Beaconsfield Tennis Club held its Championships Finals Day on Sunday 18th July, with matches in all age categories starting in earnest at 9am and continuing to entertain an audience of family, friends and club members until after 5pm. Supporters were fortified by a selection of home bakes and a BBQ duly followed by strawberries and cream. A bar was on hand for refreshments, and when the sun came out in the afternoon it saw a significant increase in its sale of Pimms!
 
 
Having won the ladies doubles last year with her mother Jackie, Emily Martin went one step better this year to win the ladies singles for the first time, defeating Deirdre Cope in the final. After a relatively straightforward first set which Emily took 6-1, battle was joined in the second, with Deirdre coming to the net more frequently. Momentum switched first one way then the other, but after saving break points in the final game, Emily finally came through to win 6-1,7-5. 

Later, Emily combined with her mother Jackie to retain the ladies doubles title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Roselle Beard and Heather Thomas, and she was runner-up with Steve Doyle in the mixed doubles, which was won by defending champions Josh Blattner and Rachel Doyle 6-4,6-3. For the best overall performance throughout the championships, Emily also won the Howard Naish Trophy. 
In a repeat of last year’s mens final, Andrew Johnson retained his title against Matt Fairbairn, but only after what turned into a battle of attrition. Andrew eventually won the deciding championship tie-break to win 6-4, 6-7, 10-7. Combining with Paul Chapman, Andrew also won the mens doubles against the new pairing of Josh Blattner and Owen Bennett 6-3, 6-2. In the longest match of the day, Bill Wright and Roselle Beard won an epic struggle in the veterans mixed doubles, needing a championship tie-break to beat Sekhar Pillai and Heather Thomas 7-6, 2-6, 12-10. 

Bethany Fairbairn repeated her sucess from the previous year winning the U15 singles, U18 singles, doubles and mixed titles. Nick Reynolds was also a multiple winner taking the U13 singles and the U13 and U15 doubles titles. Ellie Gill, Matthew Fairbairn, Will Taylor and his sister Susannah, Anna Carter-Roberts and Owen Bennett all took two titles each. 

The club has welcomed a large number of new junior and intermediate players this year and all took part in the early rounds of the Club Championships. Considerable talent and much enthusiasm was shown, and all were a credit to their coaches, Godwin Johnson and his staff.
 
 

event

winner

mens singles

Andrew Johnson

ladies singles

Emily Martin

mens doubles

Andrew Johnson & Paul Chapman

ladies doubles

Emily Martin & Jackie Martin

mixed doubles

Josh Blattner & Rachael Doyle

vets mixed doubles

Bill Wright & Roselle Beard

U18 boys singles

Matthew Fairburn

U18 girls singles

Bethany Fairburn

U18 boys doubles

Ollie Atkins & Owen Bennett

U18 girls doubles

Bethany Fairburn & Ellie Gill

U18 mixed doubles

Matthew Fairburn & Bethany Fairburn

U15 boys singles

Owen Bennett

U15 girls singles

Bethany Fairburn

U15 boys doubles

Andrew Burnett & Nick Reynolds

U15 girls doubles

Anna Carter-Roberts & Alex Crowther

U15 mixed doubles

Will Taylor & Anna Carter-Roberts

U13 boys singles

Nick Reynolds

U13 girls singles

Hannah Marsden

U13 boys doubles

Nick Reynolds & Will Taylor

U13 girls doubles

Kelsie Elliott & Theone Johnson

U11 boys singles

Fitz Harding & Hari Middleton 

U11 girls singles

Susannah Taylor

U11 boys doubles

N/A     

U11 girls doubles

Susannah Taylor & Jade Quelch

 


2009 finals day – Sunday 12 July 2009

After some early morning drizzle had cleared away, finals day for Beaconsfield LTC turned out rather well – a good day for Pimms and a barbecue with a background of good tennis. We were very fortunate to have Keith Dewick  of the Bucks LTA to present the prizes. 

In the blue ribbon events, Andrew Johnson, back from the second year of a tennis scholarship in the USA, had too much power for Matthew Fairbairn as he retained the men’s single title in a repeat of last year’s final. In the ladies event, after a closely fought match, Deirdre Cope came through 7-5 in the third set to reverse the result of last year’s final against Alison Clifford-King.   

All the other senior finals produced new winners – Andrew Johnson and Josh Blattner taking the men’s doubles in a hard-hitting final against Matthew Fairbairn and Steven Mortimer; Emily Martin and her mother, Jackie taking the ladies doubles; Sekhar Pilai and Anna Taylor the veterans mixed, and in an epic match, Josh Blattner and Rachel Doyle outlasted multiple previous winners Andrew Hales and Deirdre Cope to win the mixed doubles at 10-8 in the third set.

In the intermediate and junior events, there were several multiple winners – Elliott Hudson and Kelsie Elliott who won their respective U11 Boys and U11 Girls singles and doubles, Will Taylor and Anna Carter Roberts who did the same in the U13 events, Owen Bennett who won in the U15 and U18 Boys doubles and also the U15 Mixed Doubles with Anna, but the biggest winner of the day was Bethany Fairbairn who won in the U15 and U18 Girls singles, the U18 Girls doubles and the U18 Mixed Doubles with her brother Matthew who had earlier won the U18 Boys singles.

All of the intermediates and juniors whether they won or lost enjoyed the day. They played well and fairly and did credit to themselves and club and made their friends and families watching very proud of them.

To complete the prize giving, the Howard Naish trophy for the most successful player on the day was won by Bethany Fairbairn, and Godwin Johnson presented the trophy for the most improved player to Jackie Martin.

Full list of results
  • U11 Boys singles Elliott Hudson bt Callum O’Donoghue
  • U11 Boys doubles Elliott Hudson & Hugo Lanning bt Callum O’Donoghue & Aaron Rozanski
  • U11 Girls singles Kelsie Elliott bt Theone Johnson
  • U11 Girls doubles Kelsie Elliott & Theone Johnson bt Amber de Padey & Susannah Taylor
  • U13 Boys Singles Will Taylor bt Nick Reynolds
  • U13 Boys Doubles Will Taylor & Nick Reynolds bt Mark Atkinson & Elliott Hudson
  • U13 Girls Singles Anna Carter-Roberts bt Alex Crowther
  • U13 Girls Doubles Anna Carter-Roberts & Alex Crowther bt Kelsie Elliott & Olivia Moran
  • U15 Boys Singles Rory O’Donoghue bt Owen Bennett
  • U15 Boys Doubles Owen Bennett & Will Taylor bt Tom Gill & Sam Hewitt
  • U15 Girls Singles Bethany Fairbairn bt Georgina Taylor
  • U15 Girls Doubles Emily Burnett & Georgina Taylor bt Maddi Clark and Eloise Dunster
  • U15 Mixed Doubles Owen Bennett & Anna Carter-Roberts bt Rory O’Donoghue & Maddi Clark
  • U18 Boys Singles Matthew Fairbairn bt Steven Mortimer
  • U18 Boys Doubles Ollie Atkins & Owen Bennett bt Tom Gill & Sam Hewitt
  • U18 Girls Singles Bethany Fairbairn bt Rachel Doyle
  • U18 Girls Doubles Bethany Fairbairn & Ellie Gill bt Bryony Abbott & Rachel Doyle
  • U18 Mixed Doubles Matthew Fairbairn & Bethany Fairbairn bt Tom Gill & Ellie Gill
  • Mens Singles Andrew Johnson bt Matthew Fairbairn
  • Mens Doubles Josh Blattner & Andrew Johnson bt Matthew Fairbairn & Steven Mortimer
  • Ladies Singles Deirdre Cope bt Alison Clifford-King
  • Ladies Doubles Emily Martin & Jackie Martin bt Deidre Cope & Maggie Todhunter
  • Mixed Doubles Josh Blattner & Rachel Doyle bt Andrew Hales & Deirdre Cope
  • Vets Mixed Doubles Sekhar Pillau & Anna Taylor bt Robert McGowan & Alison Clifford-King