It was a glorious day. The sun was shining, the spectators topping up their tans. The bar was busy, busy with the need for super cold drinks, and our trojan finalists played on! We started early at 10am to give the players some respite, and there was some superb tennis.
The Men’s Plate was long and hard. These guys played for over two hours and attracted many spectators. Eventually someone had to win, congratulations to both Polydorou and Georgio for some great tennis. Polydorou eventually taking the Plate!
The Ladies Doubles was also a cracker. This year we had two new members in the final. A new, formidable pairing in Sarah and Claudia, playing Caroline and Lindsay. They used all the court! There were some great ‘gets’ and phenomenal volleys. There were frequent shouts of well played and good shot from the audience! Eventually Lindsay and Caroline took the match, but it was so exciting.
The Mixed Doubles also saw some new pairings. With Jack Shepard and Vicky Warnes taking the court to play Oliver Bunyan and Lindsay Cameron. This match again drew an audience with lots of gasps and ooo’s as these four played to the lines. Some superb tennis and good on court communication. Jack and Vicky took the crown on the day, but watch this space. Who knows what might happen next year?
The Men’s Doubles also had new members involved, it was great to see Peter Scollen and Andrew Harris take on Oliver Bunyan and Jack Shepherd. As a newly formed pair they had a formidable task in the heat of the day, but everyone had a good time and excellent shots abounded. Oliver and Jack taking the Cup.
We finished with the Men’s Singles, the Ladies Singles has been delayed because of the searing heat, and news of this will be posted asap. Jack Shepherd taking to the court a third time that day against the current Champion Jon Warnes. We had a thrilling first set, with Jack leading 4-2, before Jon fought back and took it. Battle Royal ensued and Jon Warnes retained his title.
A great day was had by all. Thanks so much for all the help, especially to the Tournament organiser, Lianne. We really appreciate those who Umpired, helped with the food and cooked the delicious post tournament BBQ.