Thongs­bridge re­gain Ju­nior ti­tle after thrilling fin­ish to the ten­nis sea­son

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

THONGS­BRIDGE re­gained the Sec­tion A ti­tle from Hud­der­s­field in a dra­matic fi­nale to the Slazenger Hud­der­s­field and District Ten­nis League ju­nior sec­tion.

The rain-de­layed fi­nal fix­ture was be­tween the two clubs and Thongs­bridge scored a 5-3 vic­tory to top the ta­ble by one point from last year’s cham­pi­ons.

Denby Dale Ju­niors were the com­pre­hen­sive win­ners of Sec­tion B.

They took the ti­tle with­out los­ing a match and dropped only seven sets through­out the sea­son.

Sec­tion C was the clos­est con­test, with just two points sep­a­rat­ing three teams at the end of the year.

Well­holme Ten­nis Club, from Brig­house, took the tro­phy with 16 points, with Gregory Fields sec­ond on 15 points and Li­versedge third on 14.

The Slazenger League pre­sented tro­phies to the Ju­nior and In­ter­me­di­ate sec­tion win­ners after 24 teams com­peted in five sec­tions.

Thornhill TC’s In­ter­me­di­ate A team won their first Sec­tion A ti­tle.

The Dews­bury club won seven of their eight matches and fin­ished six points ahead of their near­est ri­vals, last year’s win­ners B team al­most made it a dou­ble suc­cess but it was Stocks­bridge who won a cru­cial fi­nal match of the sea­son be­tween the two clubs. HUD­DER­S­FIELD swim­mer Emma Wills won four medals at the World Masters Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships in Bu­dapest, Hun­gary.

The for­mer Bor­ough of Kirklees com­peti­tor, who now lives in York, won the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle in Ladies 35-39 years age group.

She also picked up a sil­ver medal in the Open Water event.

That was her first event, in very choppy con­di­tions, when the dis­tance was re­duced from 3km to 2.4km due to the weather.

In a very strong field, she did su­perbly to fin­ish sec­ond.

She then moved in­doors to the pool where the World Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships were be­ing held and the likes of Adam Peaty were do­ing well for Great Bri­tain.

In all three pool swims Emma tri­umphed, beat­ing ladies from all over the globe and swim­ming a per­sonal best time in the 200m freestyle.

The trio of gold medals high­lighted a suc­cess­ful sea­son break­ing Euro­pean and Bri­tish records and re­ward­ing a lot of hard work.

Bor­ough of Kirklees swim­mers reached nu­mer­ous finals in the Bri­tish and English Cham­pi­onships at Ponds Forge In­ter­na­tional Pool, Sh­effield – and Milly Bould­ing took an English gold medal in the 100m freestyle!

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