The BHPLTA Parks Cup Final competition reached a successful conclusion with a well-attended and keenly-contested event on Saturday at a warm and sunny Queens Park Tennis Club.
Helen Almond of Hove Park demonstrated remarkable skills and stamina by contesting three finals – ladies singles, doubles and mixed doubles – and winning them all.
Helen defeated Io Kaloudi in the singles, won the doubles with Lucy Chadburn, and then secured the mixed with Josh Pollard, all in straight sets. See full results below.
Picking up three titles in one day is a rare event in Parks League history. According to preliminary checks, that has not been achieved since Lorraine Paterson in 1994. Mike Jenner, current BHPLTA chairman, is believed to be the last man to do so, achieving the ‘treble’ in 1973.
We have a new mens singles champion! Mark Weaver of King Alfred’s defeated reigning champ Seb Puga (Dyke) in an epic three set mens singles final. Seb, the winner of this event for the last four years, promised to be back to reclaim his title in 2022. Mark also won the mens doubles with Kisoran Moodley.
Congratulations to Amanda Tickel and Nick Saxon who won the Mixed Vets, and to Florent Eveque, winner of the Mens Singles Plate.
“In terms of quality, this was the best Parks Cup Finals Day I have ever seen,” said Mick Cox of BHPLTA.
The event drew a large crowd to Queens Park Tennis Club for the event. Thanks to tournament organisers Paul Wheeler, and for the volunteer match officials.
PARKS CUP FINALS RESULTS 2021 : Saturday 24 July, 2021
Helen Almond def Io Kaloudi 6-1, 7-6
Mark Weaver def Seb Puga 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Helen Almond/Lucy Chadburn def Nicola Weaver/Jenny Davis 6-1, 6-3
Kisoran Moodley/Mark Weaver def. Seb Puga/Rob Bromley 6-2, 6-2
Helen Almond/Josh Pollard def Antonia Charalambous/Chris Mitchell 7-5, 6-3
Amanda Tickel/Nick Saxon def. Rose Hetherton/Andy Knights 6-1, 6-1
Mens Singles Plate:
Florent Eveque def Jonathan Scriven 6-2, 6-1