In­door courts soon to be avail­able at Bret­ton Gate

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

City of Peter­bor­ough Ten­nis Club’s new-im­proved fa­cil­ity at Bret­ton Gate is al­most up and run­ning.

The club have in­stalled two in­door courts at the Peter­bor­ough Town Sports Club to com­ple­ment three out­door hard courts which have been re­cently re-sur­faced.

City have ap­pointed a new coach in Dean Hamil­ton who will take up a full-time po­si­tion in the new year. He will be on site sev­eral times aweek be­fore then to get a new ex­ten­sive coach­ing pro­gramme es- tab­lished.

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Longth­orpe Ten­nis Club held their an­nual fi­nals last week­end and, de­spite Satur­day’s sched­ule be­ing washed out, they crammed seven fi­nals into Sun­day.

Big win­ners were Jan Ortonowski and Ruth Swann who won two open ti­tles apiece.

Ortonowski(16) beat-reign­ing cham­pion Maki Ziv­otic (17) in straight sets to win the mens sin­gles fi­nal. Both teenagers are ranked in the top 10 play­ers in Cambs.

The pair then com­bined to beat Phil Wat­son and Chris Gregg in the men’s dou­bles fi­nal over three keenly-con­tested sets.

Swan nb eat Patcheree Shawaween in the ladies sin­gles fi­nal be­fore team­ing up with Car­o­line Beaty to win the ladies dou­bles ti­tle.

Wat­son and Roy Purves were easy win­ners of the men’ s over 45dou­bles, while Jo Mar- tin and Jane Eayrs won the ma­ture ladies dou­bles straight af­ter los­ing the open dou­bles fi­nal.

Re­sults: Mens Open Sin­gles: Jan Ortonowski beat Maki Ziv­otic 6-4, 6-3; Mens Open Dou­bles: Ortonowski & Ziv­otic beat Phil Wat­son & Chris Gregg 6-4, 2-6, 6-4; Mens Over 45 Dou­bles: Phil Wat­son & Roy Purves beat Alan Swann & Bob Wilkin­son 6-1, 6-3; Ladies Open Sin­gles: Ruth Swann beat Patcheree Shawee­wan 6-3, 6-1;

Ladies Open Dou­bles: Ruth Swann & Car­o­line Beaty beat Jo Mar­tin and Jane Eayrs 6-3, 6-2;

Ma­ture Ladies Dou­bles: Jo Mar­tin & Jane Eayrs beat Liz Nor­folk & Angie Axe 7-6, 6-0; Re­stricted

Mixed Dou­bles: Mar­tin Tray­ford & Mi­randa Dale beat Ai­dan Ma­hon & Han­nah Darby 6-7, 7-5, 10-3. Two mixed dou­bles fi­nals take place at the club this week­end.

Car­o­line Beaty.

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