PENARTH Lawn Tennis Club successfully returned to the Tennis Wales summer tournament schedule, running the inaugural ‘Penarth Open’ Grade 4 tennis tournament between August 4 and 7, 2014.

The event organised by The Vale Tennis Academy attracted almost 200 players from all over Wales and England to the Rectory Road club, with over 20 events on offer ranging from 8 and Under to 18 and Under, as well as Adult singles and double events.

Throughout the week the club was busy with spectators and competitors enjoying the great tennis and atmosphere laid on by the club.

Peter Drew, C.E.O of Tennis Wales, commented: “It’s really great to see Penarth Lawn Tennis Club running such a fantastic new tournament. To get so many players in the first year the club has run the event is a great achievement and a great credit to the tournament committee. Penarth LTC has become one of the most successful tennis clubs in Wales in recent years and a big tournament of this calibre will help to further develop the club’s growing success.”

These words were echoed by the Club Chairman, Simon Elias who added that “following the success of this year’s event, the club is looking forward to staging the event again next year and will look to build on this year’s strong foundation by attracting more and higher rated players to the club.”

The winners and runners-up of The Penarth Open 2014 were:

Men’s Doubles winners Timothy Hartland and Daniel Hughes, runners-up Oliver Jackson and Martin Radford

Women’s Singles winner Rose D'Sa, runner-up Rachel Tooby

Men’s Singles winner Richard Hinchly-Price, runner-up Daniel Hughes

18U Girls Doubles winners Seren Marsh and Grace Samuel, runners-up Alice Cadenhead and Gnielle Rodriguez

18U Boys Doubles winners Joseph Hall and Brandon Wheeler, runners-up William Marsh and Spencer Robinson

18U Girls Singles winner Gnielle Rodriguez, runner-up Alice Cadenhead

18U Boys Singles winner Brandon Wheeler, runner-up Joseph Hall

16U Girls Singles winner Emily Griffin, runner-up Eleanor Findlay

16U Boys Singles winner Nathaniel Walker, runner-up Jack Grayer

14U Boys Doubles winners Tom Jenkins and Rory Wiltshire, runners-up Jack Ritchie and Zain Yousef

14U Girls Singles winner Niamh Sweeney, runner-up Eleanor Johnson

14U Boys Singles winner Edward Shattock, runner-up Ewan Adam Mackie

12U Boys Singles winner James Findlay East, runner-up James Symons-Hicks

10U Mixed Singles winner Nicole Kells, runner-up Ella Davies

9U Girls Singles winner Nora Khediri, runner-up Katie Savill

8U Mixed Singles winner Zechariah Hamrouni, runner-up Tom Norton

The club would like to thank Curo Advisors and Savill’s Property for sponsoring the event, its club members for their voluntary work in the kitchen and bar and to Vale Tennis Academy for orchestrating such a fantastic event. As far as this season goes, PLTC is now looking ahead to the Annual Handicap Tournament and the Vale Tennis Academy will be running its annual Winter Junior Club League. If you have a child looking to take up tennis then VTA are running tennis coaching camps in Penarth, Barry, Cowbridge and The Vale Resort. For more information on VTA’s coaching and competitions can visit . Anyone interested in joining the club from September can benefit from discounted membership rates. More information on PLTC is available at