90th anniversary of Cheddar Tennis Club

PUBLISHED: 09:32 13 June 2014

Cheddar Tennis Club.

Cheddar Tennis Club.


Cheddar Tennis Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary with members trying to play 90 sets over the weekend.

CHEDDAR Tennis Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary this weekend and club members donned roaring twenties style kit, complete with wooden racquets, ahead of the occasion.

The club was founded in 1924 by village headmaster John Tyson at a time when tennis was truly amateur and everyone wore whites.

To mark the milestone, the club has set itself the challenge of playing 90 sets over the weekend with members, friends and past members all taking part.

On Friday evening and Saturday morning, junior members will be playing short mini tennis sets in their regular coaching classes. Saturday afternoon will feature the annual Over-45s versus Under 45s tournament, played for the Gordon Hill cup, a contest that was first held more than 60 years ago.

There will be a barbecue at the club on Sunday lunchtime with former members invited, followed at 2pm by a fun family mini red doubles tournament with parents teaming up with their children.

Ex-members feeling brave enough will dust off their kit and take to the courts too. In between these main events, club members will be playing sets throughout the weekend to try to hit the magic 90 mark.

Anyone who would like more information, should contact club chairman Jennie Colton on 01934 742703.

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