Halton hosts its own mini version of Wimbledon

Mini Red Boys Fraser Reeves and Oliver Charlton were amongst the winner
Mini Red Boys Fraser Reeves and Oliver Charlton were amongst the winner

Wimbledon fever hit Halton Tennis Centre on Saturday when more than 40 mini players took part in the Mini Tennis Club Championships.

In the Mini Red competition after the initial round-robin matches, Oscar Neil-Dwyer beat Harry Cuddy 10-8, to set up a semi-final match against Fraser Reeves. In the other quarter-final, Harry Shawyer beat Aidan McKechnie 10-8 and went through to play Oliver Charlton in the other semi-final.

After some excellent tennis in the semis Fraser and Oliver won through to the final, which was won 10-5 by Fraser.

In the girls competition Alys Elmidoro was the winner with Georgia Wise runner-up.

In the Mini Orange competition the girls section was won by Olivia Cook with Hannah Denly as runner-up.

Meanwhile, in the boys event the winners of each group and the best runner-up progressed to the semi-finals.

Rhys Hanling beat Jack Feinson 7-3 7-2 and the other semi-final was won by Joshua Oakley when he beat DJ Mentiply 7-3 7-4.

Joshua then went on to beat Rhys 7-1 7-3 to become Mini Orange Champion.

The event was played in glorious sunshine and was followed by a family picnic and the prize giving.

As well as the tournament winners, prizes were awarded to the winners and runners-up of the Matchplay leaderboard for September 2012-July 2013.

The joint Mini Red winners with 480 points were Cameron Saywell and Tim Fryer and the Mini Orange winner was JD Mander-Prideaux with 650 points and runner-up DJ Mentiply (550 points).

The Everyball International Tennis Academy at Halton Tennis Centre is running Tennis and Multi-activity camps throughout the summer holidays from the week commencing July 29.

Visit the website for more details on Halton Tennis Centre or call 01296 623453.