Four-some Glyn wins again as mixed final sees tie break thriller


Horsham LTC coach Glyn Jukes collected his fourth successive men’s singles crown last week in a thrilling finals day.

Up against Tony Brent in wet conditions, Jukes recovered from an early break to take the first set 6-3, and then played commanding tennis in the second, winning 6-0.

Jukes then teamed up with Dom Robeson to face Mark Williams and Steve Atkinson in the men’s doubles for the fifth straight year. The huge Robeson serve proved vital,in taking the first set 6-4. There was more of the same in the second set, although Williams and Atkinson did counter with some fine ground strokes, as Jukes and Robeson regained the title they lost last year.

Meanwhile, the under-18 final was won by Alex Fiveash, whose variation and hard-hitting set him up for a 6-2, 6-4 win. And in the 14 and under final, Dominic Fiveash handled the conditions well to win his first trophy with a 6-1, 7-6 defeat of Euan Thomas. In the mini tennis finals, Peter Thomas was the Green winner, while Fern Brennan overcame Sophia Carleton’s challenge to win the Mini Orange final.

And in the last match of the day, Steve Atkinson and Lorraine Burlinson beat Mark Williams and Gail Burlinson in a thrilling third set tie break, 20-18.