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Marks Park Tennis Section Club Championships

10 April 2021

Our 2021 Annual Championships drew to a close yesterday afternoon. It was a tournament with a difference – played COVID Style with very few spectators, no prizegiving and lots of social distancing … However, what emerged (AS USUAL) was the backbone of a great club. The matches were played in fine spirit and yielded some great tennis and camaraderie amongst our members. We congratulate the winners and runners-up of the various events and thank all our members for participating. After all, there can be no tournament unless some of us lose! Our sincere thanks go to Cyril for his efficient organisation of the event. We appreciate his efforts on our behalf!

Ladie’s Singles

(Winner & runner-up)

Kim Peters and Lisa Wade

Men’s Singles

(Winner & runner-up)

Wian Roothman and Uys Jordaan

WILSON Marks Park Open Tennis Tournament

Easter Weekend: 2-4 April 2021

The Tennis Section hosted the WILSON Marks Park Open Tennis Tournament over the Easter Weekend. The event drew an amazing entry of some 260 players ranging from Under 12 to 50+ years of age! We were extremely proud when Marks Park made a clean sweep in the Open age-group with our members winning the Men’s and Ladies Singles and Doubles events. Kim Peters and Wian Roothman took the Ladies and Men’s Singles titles, beating Sarah Millard and Lwazi Ngwenya in straight sets. Kim then won the Ladies Doubles, partnered by Karen Hambridge while Wian teamed up with his brother, Rynhard to win the Men’s Doubles. It was wonderful to be able to award the prizes to our own members as they kept the club’s flag flying high.

Our thanks go to WILSON for their loyal sponsorship of this annual event over many years. We would also like to thank Cyril Rudman for his wonderful organisation (again!) and Meluli and Memory for their hard work.

Ladie's Singles

Kim Peters and Sarah Millard

Men's Singles

Wian Roothman and Lwazi Ngwenya

Provincial Golf Croquet Tournament

20-22 March 2021

Spirited octogenarian edged out by CCJ’s champ at provincial croquet

Country Club Johannesburg’s Victor Dladla walked away from the Gauteng provincial championship with the coveted Open Singles title. It was staged at the Auckland Park club over the recent long weekend.

Victor has a long history of representing South Africa but winning was no cake walk.

An 80 year old veteran, Mike Corcoran from Marks Park, pushed Victor to the end in a entertaining close final that Victor finally won 10 -8. Both players have represented South Africa in international croquet events.

Chairman of the croquet section, Chris Wakeham, managed the event that drew favourable comments from participants contending with restrictions due to Covid.  CCJ has some of the best croquet facilities in the country and the setting makes it quite special, said a participant.

The Open Doubles title was won by Mike Corcoran and his son Marc.

From left: Wearing CCJ colours, Gauteng Open Singles winner Victor Dladla, Natalie Wood of tournament sponsor Warwick, Mike Corcoran and Chris Wakeham


Provincial Golf Croquet Tournament

20-22 March 2021


Open SinglesSilver CupClub
Winner:Victor DladlaCCJ
Runner Up:Mike CorcoranMP
Handicap Singles (0-5) Singles Floating Trophy 
Winner:Victor DladlaCCJ
Runner Up:Mike CorcoranMP
Handicap Singles (6-12) Mike Mayers Cup 
Winner:Jonas MakubungMP
Runner Up:Dave MarshCCJ
Open DoublesJoy van Noord Memorial Trophy 
Winners:Marc & Mike CorcoranMP
Runners Up:Alfred Makhubo & Lebo SenokwaneCCJ
Handicap DoublesSilver Tankard 
Winners:Jolene Atterbury & Roy WatsonMP
Runners Up:Keith Broad & Pierre de VilliersMP
A family affair. Father Mike Corcoran watches his son Marc from Marks Park shoot a hoop as they march to a doubles victory. CCJ member and referee Les Weiss looks on
Some of the CCJ croquet players who participated in the Gauteng Championship from 20 to 22 March
Members of Marks Park Croquet Club played in the Gauteng Croquet Provincial tournament held at CCJ 20-22 March 2021. From L-R: Ann Weiss, Mike Corcoran, Roy Watson, Marc Corcoran, JayJay McHardy, Jonas Makabung, Reggie Moyo, Keith Broad, Pierre de Villiers and Les Weiss.

Winners Doubles Event

Marc Corcoran and dad Mike, both from Marks Park Croquet Club, (centre) won the doubles event. The runners up were Lebo Senokwane (left) and Victor Dladla (right) both from Country Club Johannesburg.

Members of Marks Park Croquet Club celebrating with prizes from Gauteng Croquet Provincial tournament held at CCJ 20-22 March 2021. From L-R: Mike Corcoran, Marc Corcoran, JayJay McHardy, Reggie Moyo and Jonas Makabung.

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