Real Tennis World Challenge 2018 Updated: 04 Apr 2018 Press release Published: 14 Nov 2017 THE REAL TENNIS WORLD SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE PLAYED AT LONDON’S QUEEN’S CLUB FROM TUESDAY 24TH to SATURDAY 28TH APRIL This is the oldest continuous world championship in any sport having started as far back as 1740. The current world champion is Camden Riviere (31) of the USA, who became the champion in 2016. The challenger is Rob Fahey (49) of Australia who lost his title to Riviere in 2016, having held it for 22 years. The match is the best of 13 sets with 4 sets on 24th, 4 sets on 26th, and as many as are needed for one player to get to 7 sets on 28th. Real Tennis at world championship level is the most spectacular of racquet and ball sports, being far more physical than lawn tennis. Fahey has fought it out with three other top ranked players to become the official challenger. Live streaming of the match will be available on the internet. For information and tickets…https://www.tennisandrackets.com/news/real-tennis-world-challenge-2018
Photo: From left to right: Dan DiBartolomeo Northfield Information Services, Presenting Sponsor, Rob Fahey Runner Up, Mike Gooding Head Professional, Camden Riviere Champion, Suzie Schochet Founding Sponsor, John Murphy National Tennis Club President. Camden Riviere defeated Rob Fahey 5-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to win his eighth straight U.S. Pro Singles playing for the Schochet Cup title. Barney Tanfield defeated Darren Long 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the U.S. Pro Singles Satellite title. Amy Wintersteen/CJ White won the Pro/Am title 6-5 over Carey/J. Howell. Full report to follow, but in the meantime go to our 2017 Pro Singles page to see results, full draw and links to the matches on our YouTube channel by clicking here.
Claire Fahey successfully defended her World Championship over her sister Sarah Vigrass 6-0, 6-0. Claire then teamed up with Sarah to win the Ladies World Championship doubles title over Saskia Bollerman and Amanda Avedissian 6-3, 6-0. Report to follow, but in the meantime head to our Ladies World Championship page for full results by clicking here.
The U.S. Professional Singles playing for the Schochet Cup will be held in Newport at the National Tennis Club. Play begins on Sunday, June 4 and concludes on June 11. Steve Virgona has withdrawn from the tournament. Updated draws can be found below. PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Camden Riviere & Tim Chisholm successfully defended their World Doubles title on Sunday at Prested Hall. Down four sets after the first day and one set away from losing the title, Riviere & Chisholm took all five sets on Sunday to win 5 sets to 4. For complete coverage and photos follow the link… https://www.tennisandrackets.com/NewsItem.aspx?id=1631