Medal winners: William and Charlotte Freer, Cara Collins, Sam Hammersley and Harry Dyer
Two groups of players competed for the girl’s singles event with Cara Collins and Charlotte Freer winning through to the final. There were some fine displays and close games within the group phase with a notable performance from Mollie Bailey who only lost one game. The girls final saw Cara Collins build upon her success in Plymouth with a win over her doubles partner Charlotte, 15-6 15-13. Both girls played to the peak of their ability to create an entertaining match.
The girl’s singles plate saw Molly Pritchard meet Naomi Cavill in the final. A notable performance in the plate event came from was Issy Walsh who reached the semi-final then was out pointed by Molly. Yet another close final saw Naomi Cavill beat her doubles partner Molly 15-12.
The doubles events had 1 group for boys and 1 group the girls with all pairs playing each other for the trophy.
In the boy’s doubles event, the closest game of the day was contested between Ethan Walsh and Sam Phelps against Harry Dyer and Charlie Fox with the latter winning through 15-13. The William Freer Sam Hammersley pairing won all their games and took the winner’s trophy with Harry and Charlie taking the runners up honour.
The girl’s doubles events provided many close matches, with the game of the day between Issy Walsh and Holly Crabb narrowly losing to sisters Mollie and Rebecca Bailey 15-13. The eventual winners were the pairing of Cara Collins who partnered 8 year old Charlotte Freer, who added another competition victory to their recent open tournaments successes. Naomi Cavill partnered Molly Pritchard to take the runners up berth.
The mixed competition commenced with two groups of players pairings, with the winners of each group fighting it out for the final honours. Siblings William and Charlotte Freer won through group 1 to set up a final against group 2 winners Harry Dyer and Cara Collins. The final provided a real warming treat to the crowd in freezing conditions in the sports hall. The rallies were long and highly technical with Harry and Cara eventually winning through 15-9, 16-14 against William and Charlotte.
The days play was enjoyed by both players and spectators and provided Cara Collins with a hat trick and William Freer with a brace of victories during the day.
William Freer beat Sam Hammersley 12-15, 15-8, 15-11
Sam Phelps beat Ethan Walsh 15-11