THE summer finals of the Leigh & Westcliff Tennis League have taken place.

Rayleigh's Louis Rawley beat Lewis Belcher in the men's final while Chloe Jackson, from Thorpe Bay, saw off Sophie Downey in the ladies final.

A spokesman for the league said: "A huge thank you to everyone who played, supported and helped at our Summer Finals Day.

"You were magnificent. A day full of fantastic tennis with a superb atmosphere throughout adding to the occasion.

"A shoutout to our brilliant hosts, Invicta Tennis Club, Leigh Road Baptist Tennis Club and Crowstone Tennis Club

"Our winter tournament entries will be opening soon so keep an eye out."


Men’s Singles: Louis Rawley (Rayleigh) bt Lewis Belcher (Hadleigh Park) 6-1 6-3.

Ladies Singles: Chloe Jackson (Thorpe Bay) bt Sophie Downey (Leigh Road Baptist) 6-4 6-4.

Men’s Doubles: Kris Stafford & Jack Vile (Deanes) bt Dave Barham & Giles Brickwood (Rayleigh) 6-4 6-2.

Ladies Doubles: Sophie Downey & Katie Higgs (Leigh Road Baptist) bt Robyn Stone & Lizzie May (Westcliff Hard & Thorpe Bay) 6-1 6-3.

Men’s Vets Singles: Jon Lee (David Lloyd) bt Duncan Taylor (Westcliff Lawn) 6-1 6-0 Men’s.

Vets Doubles: Jon Lee & Steve Lloyd (Rayleigh) bt Richard Cosgrove & John Hanelaar (Westcliff Hard) 6-0 6-4.

Echo: Three titles - for Jon Lee Three titles - for Jon Lee (Image: James Driscoll)

Mixed Vets Doubles: Paul Moffat & Sarah Jolley (Westcliff Lawn) bt Neil Sales & Jane Jia (David Lloyd) 7-6(3) 6-4.

Men’s Singles Plate: Tom Milham (Hadleigh Park) bt Simon Kidgell (Westcliff Hard) 7-6(4) 7-5.

Mixed Doubles Plate: Neil Sales & Jane Jia (David Lloyd) bt Ken Bateman & Jackie Sirdifield (Thorpe Bay) 6-1 6-4 Men’s.

Vets Singles Plate: Flavio Gaudini (Westcliff Hard) bt Paul Moffat (Westcliff Lawn) 6-2 7-5.

Mixed Vets Doubles Plate: Jon Lee & Chrissie Christou (David Lloyd) bt Dave Crawford & Maddie Maxwell (Wickford & Invicta) 6-0 6-1.


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