Clay court title for Beesley


Henry Beesley won the Men’s Open Summer Clay Court Championship at Boston Tennis Club.

Home advantage certainly paid off for the Boston club member, while Nottinghamshire’s Livvy Tomkins won the Ladies’ Open.

The tournament was played throughout last week with more than 200 matches, 384 sets and 3,330 games - making it a very busy week.

Competitors arrived from as far north of Edinburgh and as south as Cornwall, giving Boston players the opportunity to play some of the best players in the country right on their own doorstep.

Beesley got the better of his brother Dom in the final, battling back from a 3-6 first-set defeat to level 6-4 and claim the championship tie-break 10-8.

Lewis Fisher, Zach McDonnell-Woods and Calum McCaig also represented Boston in this event.

Emma Mastin played in the Ladies’ Open event.

The tournament included all age groups.

The orange tournament saw Boston Tennis Club members Hannah Willis, Katie Woods, Daniels Goreliks, Paul Aranin and Joshua Coghlan putting in some sound performances.

The mixed green event brought more strong efforts from Hannah Willis and Anna Coghlan.

In the 12 and under age groups, Tom and Max Mecklenburgh and Paris Wright from Boston played, whilst Matthew Gedney, Lucas East and Jake Sherrick competed in the 14 and under boys.

Matthew Gedney reached the final but lost out to Lincoln’s Otto Jawahir 4-6, 2-6.

He also reached the semi-final stage of the 16 and under boys,where other Boston players included Thomas Cozens, Connall Newton and Michael Niedermeier.

Lucy Hull reached the semi-final of both the 16 and under and 14 and unders.

The mini reds section saw Emily Stukins, Poppy Gibbons, Georgina Cameron, Jacob Scuffham, Will Pettitt, James Gedney, Joshua Coghlan and Jacob Felipes take part, with Joshua beating Jacob in the final.