Thongsbridge regain Junior title after thrilling finish to the tennis season
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!