Cheslyn Hay 2019 Annual Club Championships Results

Monday 14th October 2019

More than four hours of tennis saw 19 finals all being contested at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre for 6 years old to Adults.

Ant Boland won his second men’s singles championship, overcoming rising Junior star Will Jones 7-5 6-3. This was a close affair with long rallies testing their endurance.

Keir Bruder had a busy day of matches competing in 3 finals. In his first final he played in the Under 14 Singles Finals against Jarnel Dhillon who played some excellent shot-making to beat Keir in two sets.


Alfie Kingham and Jarnel Dhillon shaking hands
Alfie Kingham and Jarnel Dhillon shaking hands.


However, it was a different story in the U14 Doubles where he teamed up with Zak Hurford to beat Will Mittens and Alfie Kingham in close match going to 3rd set tie-break which finished 10-7.

If this wasn’t enough, the mother and son pairing of Keir and Corinna Bruder beat Ryan Lockett and Janet Bailey 5-3 4-1 to round off a successful day.

The men’s doubles final was won by Nick Plant and Thom Lilley. Nick and Thom started quickly with attacking net play and was too strong for Ryan Lockett & Dan Davidov.

This was the total opposite in the Women’s Doubles where Judi Stead & Samantha Allan-Smith eventually beat Claire Bailey & Janet Bailey 3-6 6-3 11-9 after losing the first set.

The Juniors were also able to take centre stage in the Club Finals Day with Under 9, Under 11, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 18 Singles and Doubles events.

This also included events for emerging players who are starting to play the game.

The Under 9 singles showed confidence and developing skills with Jamie Westwood beating Matthew Robertson  in 3 tie-break sets. In the Under 11 Singles Mwaba Mulenga beat Caitlin Green 4-1 4-0.


Keir Bruder competing in 3 events.

Keir Bruder competing in 3 events.


In the Under 12 Singles Luke Collins beat William Dorricott 4-1 4-2. In the Under 14 Emerging Players Singles the Oliver Westwood beat Callum Moore 4-2 4-1. In the Under 18 Singles Edward Ingles beat Cameron Dewell 4-1 4-5 11-9.

Tournament organiser Chris Perrin said: “This was our biggest Championships yet with 190 entries. The club is always open to new people with beginner coaching and also supporting competitive opportunities.”

“We had over four hours of quality, competitive tennis played in a great spirit both with the junior and adult finals. It is always one of the highlights of the year.”


Other Results:

Ladies Singles    – Jayne Ball beat Samantha Allan-Smith 6-1 6-1

Veteran Singles Dave Smith beat Merv Hindmarch  2-6 7-6 10-7

Adult Handicap    Nic Bailey beat Matt Cowdrey 2 sets to 1 set

Plate Adults Singles    – Matt Costello beat Rod Green 5-3 5-4

Under 9 Doubles       Jamie Westwood & Seb Garrett beat Choolwe Mulegma & Jack Farrow 2 sets to 1 set

Under 11 Doubles    – Sophie Hassall & Jack Hodgkins beat Caitlin Green & Jonathan Stead 4-1 5-3

Emerging U14 Doubles  Noah Bruder & Callum Brassington beat Harrison Postles & Lennon Wenlock  4-1 2-4 10-8

Under 18 Doubles   – James Clark & Max Goddard beat Alfie Allan-Smith & Josh Jones 4-0 5-3


Cheslyn Hay Tennis Club has been awarded Midlands Tennis Club of the year for providing accessible, affordable and quality Tennis for the community.

You can find out more information about the Junior and Adult Tennis sessions taking place throughout the week on the website here.

Phone: 07969 829318