National titles spread across six clubs at Aegon Team Tennis Finals
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The National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London, played host to two jam-packed days of Team Tennis as the winners were decided at the Aegon Team Tennis Premier 12&U-18&U Finals 2017.
Team Tennis is a singles-based competition played across over 1,000 clubs and venues throughout the nation. It offers players the opportunity to compete in regular league matches in a fun and competitive team environment.
24 teams reached the Finals as a result of winning their respective Tier 1 Region during the league stage of the competition, which ran from April to June.
The youngest event in the male competition showcased stunning tennis and it all came down to a battle between Sevenoaks TC and the University of Warwick TC. Sevenoaks took the victory 8-2, while Exmouth Fitness & Tennis Centre claimed third place after overcoming Nuffield Tennis Academy.
Both West Hants LTC and Bolton Arena came into Sunday's final on equal footing with the title all to play for. Despite falling behind in the early stages, West Hants remained undeterred and stormed back at the crucial time to seal a hard-fought victory.
The final event for the boys saw University of Bath TC take on Sutton Coldfield TC. The event highlighted brilliance from both teams, but Bath beat Sutton 8-2 to claim the title for another year. Meanwhile, Bromley TC took on Bolton Arena to take the third place crown.
With a team comprised of junior players ranked inside the top 10 in the country, Manor Park TC dominated from the get go. The talented team proved too strong for Nottingham TC, who fought hard but fell 8-2. The third-placed match between former champions West Hants LTC and Bolton Arena went in favour of the Dorset-based venue, who won 12-0.
An impressive performance saw West Hants LTC upset top seeds Nuffield Tennis Academy to claim the title. They overcame the strong Yorkshire team to clinch a solid 8-2 win.
The final title for the girls was contested by Bolton Arena and Nottingham TC. Complete with championship tiebreaks, the first three singles matches could have gone either way, but Nottingham gained momentum to clinch a 8-2 victory.
Aegon Team Tennis Premier 12U-18U Winners 2017
|Age group||Winning team|
|12&U Boys||Sevenoaks TC|
|14&U Boys||West Hants LTC|
|18&U Boys||University of Bath TC|
|12&U Girls||Manor Park TC|
|14&U Girls||West Hants LTC|
|18&U Girls||Nottingham TC|
Get the lowdown on how the Finals played out with the full breakdown of results.