The Southend & District Tennis Association have held their annual Summer Finals at Westcliff Lawn Tennis Club.

Dan Thrale retained his men’s singles title with a comprehensive win against Luke Evans.

And he went on to win a second title by teaming up with club colleague Blase Walton to win the men’s doubles in a great match against Craig George and Cliff Warrick.

Emily Watts retained her ladies singles cup in a repeat of last year’s final, beating Sarah Ball in three sets.

Rebecca Attwood and Elizabeth May won their first Southend & District title in winning the ladies doubles.

Sam Chesher and Faye Watts won their first mixed doubles title playing together.

Steve Higgins retained the men’s senior singles event while the men’s over 35 doubles was an entertaining match between club mates from Rayleigh which saw Dave Barham and Steve Lloyd winning in three close sets against Higgins and Ryan Wilson.

Mens Singles: Dan Thrale (WL)  beat  Luke Evans (Gar)    6-1  6-0
Ladies Singles: Emily Watts (Ray)  beat  Sarah Ball (WL)    6-1  2-6  6-1
Mens Doubles:  Dan Thrale & Blase Walton (WL)  beat  Craig George & Cliff Warrick (Wick)    6-2  6-4
Ladies Doubles: Rebecca Attwood & Elizabeth May (HP)  beat  Emily Watts & Sophie Bigden (Ray)    7-5  6-2
Mixed Doubles: Sam Chesher & Faye Watts (WH)  beat  Steve Higgins & Emily Watts (Ray)    6-4  6-3
Mens Plate Singles:  Chris Ashton (HP)  beat  Scott Coxhead (WH)    6-4  6-0
Mens Plate Doubles: Luke Evans & David Moody (Gar)  beat  Chris Ashton & Brendan Pettit (HP)    5-7  6-3  6-2
Mixed Plate Doubles:  Gavin McAlear & Rachel Cordell (Thur)  won  w/o
Mens Senior Singles: Steve Higgins (Ray)  beat  Flavio Gaudini (WH)    6-1  6-1
Mens Senior Doubles: David Lambe & Jason Watkins (WL/WH)  beat  Duncan Smith & Greg McDonald (Hock)    6-3  6-1
Ladies Senior Doubles: Cally Flinders & Marg Rimmer (WL)  beat  Lynn May & Kris Newbery (TB)    6-3  6-2
Mixed Senior Doubles: Steve Lloyd & Karen Poole (Ray/WH)  beat  Gary Coombes & Sue Hookway (Ray/WH)    6-2  6-4
Married Couples:  Chris Rackham & Julie Rackham (DLS)  beat  Dave Gell & Rose Gell (DLS)    6-3  6-0
Mens O’35 Doubles: Dave Barham & Steve Lloyd (Ray)  beat  Steve Higgins & Ryan Wilson (Ray)    4-6  7-5  6-4
Ladies O’35 Doubles:  Sarah Ball & Cally Flinders (WL)  beat  Dawn Higgins & Lucia McCluskey (Ray)    6-2  6-1