Latest News From Risbygate Sports Centre
Aegon Teams Win
The Risbygate Men’s Aegon Team has become Suffolk County Champions at the first attempt. The team of Adam Levey, Gary Keens, Nils Klermund, Seb Koci-Edwards and Asa Sumner-Keens won all of their matches and are now through to the playoffs for the National Regional Division.
Our juniors have also been successful. The under-18s and the under-16s both won their divisions. The under-18 team was Ashley Dobson, Andrew Robertson, Matthew Jones, Roan Turner, George Stanfield, Nathaniel Watkins, Henry Bittleston. The under 16s were Owen Winser, Martin Wright, Jack Miller, Henry Bittleston and George Stanfield.
Well done to everyone, and also huge thanks to the team captains: Gary King, Ashley Dobson and Gregor Miller.
Risbygate entered the Suffolk Shield for the first time in several years. The pairs of Gary Keens & Asa Sumner-Keens plus Adam Levey & Roan Turner won through their first two rounds in some pretty tight matches, reaching the semi-finals. They then lost out to the stronger teams of Roundwood and Ipswich in the semis. This was a particularly good result given that Gary was playing with a painful elbow and Roan had to fill in at the last minute.
Gray’s Cup Success
Risbygate beat Cambourne in the semi-final of the Gray’s Cup, the Norfolk & Suffolk knock out men’s doubles competition, on Friday 8th September. Captain Gary Keens put the win down to a fantastic performance from the young pairing of Asa and Adam. They won their first 3 sets, coming back from 3-5 down against Cambourne’s first pair. Nils and Gary halved both of their matches, giving a final result of 5-2. They are through to the final against Royston. This will be played on the indoor courts at Hills Road on Saturday 7th October at 6 pm.
The finals of the Club tournaments will played on Sunday 17 September from 10 am. The expected schedule is: Men’s and Ladies’ Singles at 10:00 am, Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles at about 11:30 am, and the Mixed final at about 1 pm. Please do come along and see the best in the Club battle it out.