Angmering celebrate a Sussex treble

Angmering chairman Philip Olver, head coach and first and second team captain Andrew Cook, third team captain Brent Tauton and president Peter King
Angmering chairman Philip Olver, head coach and first and second team captain Andrew Cook, third team captain Brent Tauton and president Peter King

MEMBERS at Angmering-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club celebrated an unprecedented treble after their men’s first team were crowned champions of Sussex and their men’s second and third teams also won their divisions.

More than 120 people gathered at the club in Homelands Avenue to see Nick Greenwood, president of the Sussex Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), present the team captains with trophies for finishing top of the county’s first, second and fourth divisions.

Angmering-on-Sea chairman Philip Olver said: “We believe this is the first time three teams from one club in Sussex have all finished top of their divisions in the same season, so our players have made history.

“We are all so proud of what they have achieved, particularly the first team players who can rightly claim to be the best in the county. Three titles in one summer is a real sign of the strength we have in depth.”

Greenwood added: “Many congratulations to everyone at Angmering-on-Sea Tennis Club on such a fantastic achievement, especially given how strong and competitive club tennis in Sussex currently is. The bar has now been set very high for other clubs in the county.”

A total of 20 players, aged from 15 to 59, helped Angmering enjoy an unforgettable summer season.

The celebration event was also attended by John Barton, chairman of Sussex LTA, Mike Akers and Rod Danes, both vice-presidents of Sussex LTA and former presidents of Angmering.

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n In the Tennis Sussex Winter Doubles League, Angmering’s men’s first team recorded a 4-0 win away to Comptons.

Stefan Coney and James Ryan won 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 and 6-1, 6-2, while Alex Watt and Max Hankinson were victorious 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 and 7-6, 6-4.

Angmering junior Sofia Maine won her second tournament of the winter season, in the eight-and-under grade six tournament at Falmer in the red ball section.

The win followed up her success in the grade five south east junior tour event in Horsham.