Battle of Bucks

Following the cancellation of this year’s County Cup, the county captains organised a competitive weekend of tennis for our players, rivalling this week’s Battle of Britain competition at the NTC. The men’s team played a two day event with 8 singles players and 8 doubles pairs, while the ladies played a friendly doubles tournament on the Sunday.

In addition to the main event, there was a wildcard competition for our promising juniors, with the prize for the winner being a spot in the main draw. Calum Fairey won his way into the competition, with Joshua Oakley runner up.

After some fantastic matches in the round robins and semi finals, the finalists were Barnaby Smith and Michael Shaw, with Barnaby coming out on top in an epic, 7-6 6-7 10-4. They would then team up in the doubles final against Roy Knight and Lee Tribe, with the singles finalists successful 6-4 6-3.

Thanks go to Gavin McKinlay, Roy Knight and Jemima King for organising, Halton for the courts and Bucks Tennis President Rosemary Badman for awarding prizes.