Bockenbauer the ace at Salisbury finals day

PUBLISHED: 11:14 24 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:37 06 May 2010

Edward Gooden receives his trophy from SLTC chairman Nick Birchall

Edward Gooden receives his trophy from SLTC chairman Nick Birchall

SALISBURY Lawn Tennis Club hosted their annual finals day with the stars of the future taking the spotlight on court. The charity-themed day provided the ideal opportunity for the club, based at Salisbury Avenue, St Albans, to showcase the competitive

SALISBURY Lawn Tennis Club hosted their annual finals day with the stars of the future taking the spotlight on court.

The charity-themed day provided the ideal opportunity for the club, based at Salisbury Avenue, St Albans, to showcase the competitive tennis side and friendly social atmosphere. There was a barbecue, raffle and, alongside the action on the tennis courts, table-tennis and table-football tournaments, with more than £250 raised for Grove House day hospice.

On court, highlights included the Under 12s boys singles, as Johannes Bockenbauer fought back from a close first set reverse to defeat Edward Gooden in three sets and the Under 14s girls singles, with Lucy Grant edging out Hannah Saunders in a decisive third set.

The Under 16s boys singles final gave a glimpse of the club's potential in the men's senior levels, with fast-emerging youngsters Jon Tho and Ross Bogle displaying impressive composure and technique. Tho took the victory 6-4, 6-2.

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