It’s ‘take a bow, Bowden’ as tennis title is won

The semi-finalists in Chichester R&FC's latest tennis tournament

The semi-finalists in Chichester R&FC's latest tennis tournament

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Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club hosted the south-east winter county tour grade four 14-and-under boys’ event.

The singles tournament was the latest in a series of junior events scheduled to be played in the club’s indoor facility during the winter season.

We were entertained to tennis of an extremely-high standard. It was also encouraging to see some of our own players taking part and performing so well.

Peter Cook

The LTA winter grade four and grade three events are linked. This means players have the opportunity to move up from one grade to the next. It allows winners of tournaments to gain a place in a linked tournament.

Ten youngsters from as far afield as Newhaven, Lewes and Bournemouth entered. The tournament was run using a compass draw format of 16 players, guaranteeing most players four matches.

The competition was run using the FAST4 Tennis Format comprising best of three short sets, with the first player to four games winning.

Runner-up and silver-medal winner was William Taunton from West Worthing Tennis Club, who lost in the final to Louis Bowden (PTA) 4-0, 4-2. Bowden will now have the chance to play in a linked grade-three event.

Tournament referee Peter Cook said: “We were entertained to tennis of an extremely-high standard. It was also encouraging to see some of our own players taking part and performing so well.”

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