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Kay and Arnold dominate the Yorkshire Open

The Yorkshire Open Championships, Derby Moor Academy, Saturday/Sunday, 11-12 September 2021. STOP PRESS: Ed Kay successfully defended his Yorkshire Open Singles title but not without a tough challenge from first-time regional finalist Julian Aquilina. Ollie Arnold, beaten by Ed in the quarter-final, went on to win the 2nd Singles Plate, then teamed up with Ed […]

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Official RFA rankings – an update

RFA Rankings 6 September 2021 Now that the 2021/22 season is in full swing, we’re sure all you wannabe Stattos will want to know what’s going on with the RFA Singles and Doubles rankings. So here is an update from the RFA’s Rankings Tsar, Dave Hebden: “I’ll produce new rankings during the week starting Sept […]

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RFA looking for patrons

RFA Patrons 2 September 2021 The RFA has announced details of its new Patrons scheme, which it hopes will boost the association’s funds and help with its Sustain, Nurture and Grow strategy. From the beginning of September, anyone can become a patron of The RFA, and the funds raised in this way will be used […]

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Butler does the double at the South East Open

The South East Open Championships Horsham, Saturday 28th August 2021 STOP PRESS  Dave Butler did the double at the South East Open Championships, winning his fourth regional Singles title and his fourth regional Doubles title, this time with Bart Callaghan, master i/c Fives at Christ’s Hospital. Report to follow Singles 1st round: D Butler bt […]

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Smiles all round at the National Schools’ Championships

Alleyn’s School, Dulwich 19-22 August 2021 Over 100 players from 13 different schools and clubs took part in The National Schools’ Fives Championships 2021, kindly hosted by Alleyn’s School over the course of four days. The event comprised open tournaments at U14, U16 and U18 level, the U13 championships having been completed the previous week. […]

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Winners all round at the Schoolgirls’ Nationals

Alleyn’s School, Dulwich Sunday, 15th August 2021 Some 40 girls from 6 different schools contested this season’s delayed National Schools Girls’ Championships at Alleyn’s School. With titles in four different age groups being contested as usual there were 16 competitions, main and plate, going on at the same time on the four courts, a complex […]

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Success for Alleyn’s and Stamford at the National U13s

Alleyn’s School, Dulwich Saturday, 14th August 2021 STOP PRESS  It was a clean sweep for Alleyn’s in this season’s delayed National U13 Championships, hosted by Alleyn’s School, with Milo Arie winning the Singles and then the Doubles with his partner and runner-up in the Singles, Archie Shaw.  23 boys contested the championships, with 1 from […]

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Top quality fives at the South West Open 2021

The South West Open Championships Blundell’s School, Tiverton Saturday/Sunday, July 31st-August 1st 2021 STOP PRESS This year’s competition was dedicated to the memory of Tim Lewis, who died in June. Ed Kay successfully defended the Singles title he won in 2019, beating Will Ellison in the final. Will partnered Charlie Brooks to win the Doubles […]