Lewis Fletcher wins National Deaf Tennis Championships Doubles Title

Lewis Fletcher, Ramsbury TC and County Coach, won a fourth successive National title with his partner, Esah Hayat over the weekend of 6th/7th November.

Lewis and Esah have developed a highly successful doubles partnership and led Great Britain to the silver medal in the 2018 Dresse Cup, deaf tennis’s World Team Championship for male players and the deaf tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup, while a year later they were also silver medallists at the World Deaf Championships in Turkey.

However, their latest success brought a fourth successive National title as the top seeds won all three of their men’s doubles round-robin matches in straight sets, beating runners-up Dan Tunstall, who coaches at Trowbridge Westbourne TC and Peter Willcox 6-2, 6-3 in the decisive match of the weekend.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having brought the cancellation of the 2020 European Championships and the Deaflympics, deaf sport’s global multi-sport championship, having been postponed until 2022, this year’s National championships gave Britain’s players their first chance since the 2020 championships to test themselves against their peers.

Congratulations to Lewis and Esah and to Dan.

To see all the results from the National Deaf Tennis Championships, please click here

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