On Sunday 30th June, under blue skies and a gentle sea breeze, Pav & Ave held their annual Club Championships Finals Day, preceded by a members’ American Tournament. A delicious BBQ lunch was on offer with drinks and snacks available throughout the afternoon from our hard-working Bar Staff. A Wimbledon Sweepstake (Jemma), Tennis Quiz (Jayden) and slice of Victoria Sponge (Mia H) raised a total of £221 to start off the members fund contribution towards our new Club Practice Wall – well done to them!
As always, matches were keenly contested and provided good entertainment for the spectators. Our President Alan presented cups plus replicas to the various event winners and runners up, also vouchers kindly donated by Nick Rivett Sports to all winners – we thank them very much for their generous sponsorship. The Pav & Ave Singles Champions for 2019 became a family affair with the Ladies Cup won by Patricia and the Men’s Cup by son Thomas. In the rest of the adult section new member Manni won both the 45 + and 55+ singles titles whilst Tray and Steve triumphed in the 45+ doubles. Thomas and Max won the Open men’s doubles competition. Mandy and Julie won the Ladies doubles the 45 + doubles category. Coach James and Mia won the Open mixed doubles whislt Alan and Gill won the mixed 45’s. There were wins too for Henry, Jacob and Henry and Jacob in the junior tournaments.
Also during the afternoon ‘Sound Tennis’ (Tennis for the visually impaired using a sponge ball with a bell inside) held their tournament with players and visitors coming from within and outside Sussex. Trophies and vouchers were given to winners and runners up. It was an emotional experience for us to see how much pleasure these players and their supporters experienced from their special tennis tournament.
A big thank you goes to all competitors and to everyone who helped to make this day so special.
Till next year,
Tournament Committee – Julie, Adam, Andrea