09:00AM, Thursday 23 September 2021
Lewis Brown and Charlie Pridmore
For the first time since 2019, Maidenhead Tennis Club staged its finals day on Sunday, September 12.
With certain lockdown restrictions still in place while organisers were planning the finals, this was a paired down event, with no junior tournaments this year.
The handicapped tournaments also began later in the summer, but it is hoped they will be concluded by November.
Despite this, the day still saw 22 Open and Veteran finals played, although none were umpired in line with LTA COVID guidelines.
Among those to triumph were Lewis Brown, who beat Gregor Webster 6-2, 6-4 to win the men’s singles final.
Brown later added the men’s double title after he and Charlie Pridmore defeated Elkan Dillon and Gregor Webster 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Brown then lifted his third trophy of the day after partnering Shreya Walia to a 6-2, 6-1 success over Richard Downs and Kerry Griffiths in the mixed doubles final.
Lily Doherty took the women’s singles title after beating Amber Knight 6-3, 7-5, but she wasn’t able to repeat that success in the women’s double final where she and partner Daisy Doherty lost to Eva Lancaster and Shreya Walia 6-3, 6-4.
Chairwoman Sue Topchik said: “It went very well and it was so nice to have a finals day again after missing out last year. While it was pared down, hopefully next year will be back to normal.”
The UK has voted to leave the European Union in yesterday's referendum - and while the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead fell into the remain camp, Slough voted to support a Brexit.