Lauren McMahon was the star of the show at the annual David Lloyd Club Championships at Thorpe Wood last weekend (December 2).
McMahon claimed a hat-trick of titles on finals day, retaining her singles title and adding ladies doubles and mixed doubles titles.
McMahon beat Lucy Li 6-2, 6-4 in the singles final and then teamed up with Jo Gee to beat Li and Judy Dallas 6-4, 6-1 in the ladies doubles decider.
Mohammed Malkera was the lucky man to partner McMahon in the mixed doubles final and they beat Marwan Tarazi and Tina Furlong in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 to complete McMahon’s impressive clean sweep.
None of the seven finals played indoors went to a third and deciding set.
Teenager Ethan Lee won the mens’ singles for the first time by beating Jason Sowerby 7-5, 6-2 in the final. Lee took control after an exciting battle against the crafty Sowerby in the first set.
Sowerby was also beaten in the men’s doubles final. He and partner Pawel Podlinski lost the tightest game of the day 6-4, 7-5 to favourites Ashley Martin and Steve Myers, a formidable partnership and one with great experience who played the big points impressively.
Two graded competitions also took place with Sunil Sharma beating Kamlesh Makwana 7-5, 6-3 in the men’s final and Julie Le Fevre beating Grace McDonnell 6-2, 6-4 in the ladies final.
Over 70 members took part in the week-long competitions.
The David Lloyd club run organised club sessions all supervised by a club coach as well as running coaching groups for beginners and players of all levels. They have an indoor facility to beat the winter cold.
For details of membership call the club on 01733 898677.