A Feast of Senior Tennis in Gerrards Cross
A record of 171 seniors tennis players descended upon Gerrards Cross from 4-8 September 2019 to play in our annual ITF Seniors Tournament, this year generously sponsored by The Frost Partnership.
Tournament Director David Kay stated he was delighted how the tournament had run, with record entries, a staggering 179 matches played over 5 days and record tournament profits which will benefit the club and all its members. The weather was sunny and the colourful international flags, an annual ITF trade mark at this tournament, created a festive tennis atmosphere.
A special welcoming event for ITF players on the Thursday evening themed “ A Pizza, Prosecco and Peroni Evening ", was sponsored by The Frosts Partnership who were thanked by Tournament Director David Kayfor their generous support of the tournament. David also thanked the rest of the organising committee – Toni Marchetti, Marina Lyons & Rene Taylor, the visiting players, Stoke Park for providing extra clay courts on the first 3 days and the GX volunteers team who looked after the players so well during the week.
Buckinghamshire players who emerged as tournament winners in their respective age categories this year were:
Andy Hill (MS 35) - Stoke Park
Martin Sedzmak (MS 40 and MD35 with Tim Pountain-Holes ) - GXLTC
Tim Pountain-Holes (MD35 with Martin Sedzmak ) - GXLTC
David Sellers (MS 50) - GXLTC / Stoke Park
David Kay (MD55 with Andrew Hibell ) – GXTLC
For full tournament results please see ITF tournament web page: https://www.itftennis.com/seniors/tournaments/tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100045574
The Organising and Volunteers Teams from GXLTC who produced and helped at this year’s ITF event:
David Kay, Toni Marchetti, Marina Lyons, Rene Taylor, Chris Cole, Rebecca Garnham, Carol Cottrell, Adele Witler, Katie Morgan, Tanya Petty, Cathy Bosshart, Dave Sellers, Dan Buckeldee, Martin Sedzmak, Victoria Dover, Michelle Ryan.
Sponsored by FILA. Over 151 matches. 161 Competitors. 23 massages, a few cakes. Amazing few days.