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 Lurgan – conquered!

Another Tale of Winning for the U14s

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  A tale of 3 cities (well, sort of).  Early on the morning of the 7th July, kids and parents bundled into cars form Windsor Tennis club Belfast for a long day of tennis.

3pm, it must be Dundalk, Anton Robb, James Smith, Leon Gibson, Jakob Robb, Max Gibson

In Dundalk, at the Fyffes Junior Louth Open, Windsor Boys James Smith and Jakob Robb played the final of the U14s Singles, with Jakob the winner.  Jakob and Leon Gibson were declared winners of the U14s doubles after a round robin competition.  It was a great tournament, well run by John McGahon at a friendly hospitable club, with the added bonus of all the bananas you could eat and free inflatable ones!  Honourable mention also should go to Anton Robb, who went deep in the U12s and U14s draws and who, with his partner Max Gibson, reached the semi-finals of the U12 doubles.

Meanwhile in Enniskillen, Matthew Robinson just lost out in the U14 Singles Final of West of Ulster Junior Open 2012.  Prize-givings over, in was back in the cars. Matthew and his parents did not get a break as they raced to Lurgan for the final of the Ulster Boys U14 Juvenile Challenge Trophy, while James, Jakob and Leon managed a burst of Playstation and a snack before getting back in the cars.
The boys wrapped the tie up by the end of singles, where they took a 4-0 lead, in defiance of their fatigue and car-lag.  There was some debate about completing the doubles, but they went ahead, on the promise that they would finish when the pizzas were ready.  There was a slight hissy fit from Leon “Marat Safin” Gibson (who had a party to go to!), when it was decided to complete the doubles.  Windsor won 9-2 in both matches.


The finalists, from the right, Leon Gibson, Jakob Robb, James Smith, Matthew Robinson









A 6-0 victory for the Windsor U14, ‘A’ team, which is the second year in a row that they have won the trophy. At the end of a long day, where the smell of bananas, diesel fumes, sweat and pizzas will linger long, it was home to bed in Belfast, (via a house party in Dundonald in one case,) victorious.


Fatigue takes over










A tribute to Przemek









The meaning of this picture is somewhat obscure.  Apparently a photograph has emerged on the internet of a cheery, 14 year old, Przemek Stec.  The boys have stated that if the money is not forthcoming it is likely to go viral!

(MasterBlaster: Where is this pic, I think we should see it, and NOW!!)

As always, these and other pics are available on our Windsor Flick account which you can access by clicking through to this link.

Paul Gibson