Tennis club signs off in style with competitive junior tournament

Mirfield Tennis Club 3
Mirfield Tennis Club 3

MIRFIELD Tennis Club held a tournament for its mini orange, mini green and junior players last Sunday.

The mini orange tournament was won by Kerim Pudic and the runner up was Blue Cockcroft. Both players received medals for their achievements. Both are pictured along with chairman Brian Fox, William Gomersall and James Scatchard.

The mini green tournament was won by Michael Wagstaff with runners up Nathan Clarke and Charlie Spencer.

The junior tournament was won by 15-year-old Sam Gaunt who beat Sam Clarke, 14, in a dramatic final which saw the players take a set each 3-6, 5-4 before Gaunt clinched the championship in a tie break 10 points to 8.

Kashmir Indian restaurant owner Maf - a key sponsor of the club - was on hand with his children to present the medals. Head coach Carrie Wagstaff organised the event and was assisted with scoring on court by Juniors Sam Gaunt, Sam Clarke and Chris Langton.

The junior tournaments bring the season to a close early to allow work to begin on two new courts and floodlights.

The improvements for the club come following a successful grant application to the Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association.