Newquay’s Heron and its Ace Academy have had a successful summer season

The leading adult players from Newquay’s Heron and its Ace Academy have had a successful summer season.

The men’s first team retained their position in both the Cornwall Doubles Premier League and the Aegon Regional League for the 2018 campaign.

Despite mixed league results, Heron’s men did not finish the 2017 season empty-handed, as they clinched the Holman Cup in Redruth. The Holman Cup sees each Cornish club enter its top doubles par in a knock-out event.

The pairing of Elliot Moses and Heron and Ace Academy’s head coach Steven Askey defeated Truro A 6-2, 6-0 in the final to ensure the season ended with some silverware.

The women’s first team went into the 2017 season with the long-term goal of returning to Cornwall’s top division.

The team of Claire Florey, Jess Phillips, Flossie Cameron-Webb and Fiona Dylan, with back-up from Louise Watson, Nadia Rawson, Karen Marsland and Macey Laidlaw, won 95 points out of a possible total of 100 to return to next season’s Premier League.

In the County Championships held at the Heron Centre, Claire Tresidder made a comeback to win the women’s singles.

Tresidder, a former Ace Academy player who has won multiple Cornwall titles at adult and junior level, now teaches at Truro School and is assistant coach for the school’s tennis programme.

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