Suffolk Junior Championships 2021/22

30th January 2022

An excellent day for Rougham players at the Suffolk Junior Championships. As a small club we can take great credit in having so many entrants and taking away 4 trophies. For our youngest entrants, Ashkan and Ruby it was a first outing at any tournament and so it was great to see them take so much enjoyment from the day.

Suffolk Junior Championships held at Stowupland High School

The mixed U11’s was the closest of all age groups with Ruby Melero taking the win with a nerve wracking (for those watching) 14-12 win in the deciding set. Ashkan acquitted himself well and took games in all his matches to finish 3rd overall.

Ruby & Ashkan competing in the mixed U11’s

Ashkan was then paired with the top seed in the ‘pot luck’ doubles and they enjoyed a terrific run all the way to the final. While they were narrowly beaten in the final, it was a excellent contest. For Ashkan to go from TT Kidz beginner in October to finalist in a County event in January is fantastic.

Warming up ahead of the ‘Pot Luck’ doubles final

At the older age groups the standard of play was exceptional. Suffolk Juniors are very strong and it was very inspiring to watch the later stages.

A summary of Rougham club members results:
U11 mixed – Ruby Melero – Winner
U13 Girls – Ruby Melero – Runner Up
U15 mixed – Seb Melero – Semi Finalist
U19 Girls – Isobel McGerty – Winner
Pot Luck Doubles – Ashkan Talebpour / Luke Davies-Stokes – Runners Up

Ruby, Isobel & Ashkan (along with doubles partner Luke) being presented with their trophies and prizes by County coach Aad Kwakkelstein

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