Bury and West Suffolk Tennis Tournament celebrates 90th anniversary

Finals day at the 90th annual Bury and West Suffolk tennis tournament. Sarah Skaria in action in the

Finals day at the 90th annual Bury and West Suffolk tennis tournament. Sarah Skaria in action in the ladies final. Pictures: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The annual event, based at Culford School for the last five years, was named Best Tournament in the East of England by the LTA and was highly commended for Tournament of the Year nationally.

Catriona Pearson in action in the ladies final.

Catriona Pearson in action in the ladies final. - Credit: Archant

This year’s event saw Marco Mitev-Will claim the open men’s singles title with a 6-4, 7-6 win over Jack Jarvis, while Sarah Skaria defeated Catriona Pearson 6-0, 6-3 in the women’s final.

Chris Avery in action

Chris Avery in action - Credit: Archant

Gary Sumner-Keens and Asa Sumner-Keens won the men’s doubles, with Karen Goodman and Sarah Wells lifting the women’s crown.

Joshua Mumford in action (U12s).

Joshua Mumford in action (U12s). - Credit: Archant

Tournament organiser Susan Glasswell said: “The week was hugely successful with a very good entry of more than 215 players from across East Anglia.

L-R: Tom McArdle, Sophia Middleton (U12s runner up), Alana Bristow (U12s winner) and Susan Glasswell

L-R: Tom McArdle, Sophia Middleton (U12s runner up), Alana Bristow (U12s winner) and Susan Glasswell. - Credit: Archant

“We were absolutely thrilled with the award. The secret of our success is our hard-working volunteers through the years all enjoying what they do and giving a great week of tennis to everyone.”

Tournament organiser Susan Glaswell with her certificate of recognition.

Tournament organiser Susan Glaswell with her certificate of recognition. - Credit: Archant


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Glasswell also thanked event sponsors for their support - Glasswells, Culford School, Ensors, Greene & Greene, Wild Tracks, Suffolk Marquees and Towergate.

Ashton Boswell in action (U12s).

Ashton Boswell in action (U12s). - Credit: Archant

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