Oswestry Tennis Club was able to hold its finals day at the weekend with Covid-19 measures in place.

The event was played out in a different fashion to previous years, with just two tournaments held, as the club looked to make the event as safe as possible.

The Ladies Singles Ladder was a new tournament to the club and was entered by eight lady members.

It saw a flurry of late challenges resulting in semi-final play-offs between 14 year-old Ellie Edwards playing Linda Clark, and 15 year-old Millie Parsons-Hann playing Joanna Dalietos.

The junior members prevailed to set up a final’s day showdown.

A terrific standard of tennis ensued with a close first set reaching five games each.

Millie got a vital break of serve and held her own to take it 7-5 eventually and take the first set.

Millie’s confidence grew and allowed her to take the second set by 6-2 to clinch the championship.

The Mixed Singles Ladder tournament was entered by 14 members and saw a total of 51 challenge matches played from June to September.

The Ladder play period finished with the top four set to play out semi finals as Brett Hollywell against Gary Edwards and Matt Grice against David Clough.

Brett and Matt were the victors setting up their final.

Brett, having beaten Matt in the earlier stages of the tournament, broke Matt’s service game and to take a 2-0 lead.

However Matt persevered and overturned a 3-1 deficit by winning the next five games to take the first set by 6-3 before dominating the second set with a commanding 6-0 scoreline to win the championship.