President’s Tournament 2019
Monday 26th August
The tournament took place on its traditional August Bank Holiday Monday slot, and what a beautiful day it turned out to be. There were blue skies, glorious sunshine, hardly any wind and over 30 degrees!. But this not deter the fourteen members who came along armed with plenty of water and suncream.
In view of the heat, once partners were randomly picked the seven couples all played against each other but for only 4 games, one serve each. This meant no one collapsed and we all had a turn to sit out. It also meant one had to focus from the start, not so easy for some of us! It was an afternoon of good fun and some unexpected results with this formula, especially as playing abilities in the partnerships were very mixed. The wide spectrum of ability is why we hold these tournaments so that everyone has a chance to compete with other club members.
The winners on this occasion were Charles Freeman and Pat Dickinson. Thanks go to Dave Smith, Chairman for organising the event and to all those who brought cakes and nibbles for a welcome afternoon tea.