Mandie Barnes reports
The qualifying rounds for the 2012 Ladies championships took place at Eton on Sunday with 25 pairs taking part in a day that showcased the increasing strength in depth of the ladies game and some of the talented young players coming through.
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The Final of the National Ladies Championships took place at Eton yesterday, with Kerry White and Dominique Redmond defending their title yet again with a 12-1, 12-5, 12-6 win over Charlotta Cooley and Marianne Rees. Once again these two pairs have proved themselves to be the best two in the country, but there was nothing the Olavian pair could do to stop Dom and Kerry winning for the seventh consecutive year. Kerry has now win this competition twelve times, finally eclipsing eleven time winner Karen Hoskins from the EFA record books.
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20 pairs took part in the qualifying rounds of the National Ladies Championships at Eton on Sunday. Half-term meant that unfortunately none of the talented Highgate school pairs were able to test themselves at this level, but it was pleasing to see good representation from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, a testament to the great work being done there by Constance Mantle, Eli Hullis, Annabel Griffiths and others. There were also players from Shrewsbury, Emanuel, Oakham, Westway, North Oxford and even Marlborough and hopefully the ladies game can continue to expand in these and other centres to raise the entry in this competition in future years.