Double joy for top trio

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Former English men’s champion and international Constable claimed his fourth Jersey title since moving to the Island and underlined the fact that he is clearly in a league of his own.

Six years on from lifting the national title there are few players on the mainland, never mind Jersey, who can live with his power, pace and skill.

He faced Gavin Carter in the final at the New Gilson Hall and though the latter gave of his best Constable controlled matters to record a 21-7, 21-9 win. Carter’s consolation is that many around the globe have been beaten more convincingly still by the man from Coventry.

The ladies title went to Kim Ashton (21), who eventually got her just rewards for total dedication by claiming a 21-19, 21-14 victory over eight-times winner Kerry Coombs-Goodfellow.

Constable and Ian Coombs-Goodfellow teamed up, for the first time, to take the men’s doubles – the latter taking this particular title for the 17th time. Ashton and Kerry Coombs-Goodfellow lived up to their billing of red-hot favourites in the ladies doubles, proving too strong for Jane Cleaver and Dimple Macdonald, 21-9, 21-6.

The mixed doubles finale provided the most exciting encounter of the week, with Carter and Kerry Coombs-Goodfellow eventually defeating Ian Coombs-Goodfellow and Ashton in a tight three-setter.

Pictured: Mark Constable

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