Mixed doubles tournament held at Woodland Tennis Club

PUBLISHED: 15:31 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:31 09 May 2018

Woodland Tennis Club.

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Woodland Tennis Club’s annual mixed doubles tournament saw 24 players take to the courts.

Twenty-four resilient players took to the courts to take part in Woodland Tennis Club’s annual mixed doubles tournament played to a format designed by the chairman.

Divided into two groups of six pairs, the players contested their first five matches on a round robin basis to qualify eventually for an inter group final decided on their final positions in this group stage

Results: Chris Bond & Cheryl Batt beat Nick Evans & Linda Dixon 6-2; Richard Davies & Faith Guest beat Tom Deverson & Bev Bloxham 6-4; Richard Hazzard & Tina Purcell beat Bernard Batt & Lucy Johannsen 6-4; Mark Davies & Elaine Edwards beat Nick Griffiths & Jan Searle 6-4; Derek Bayfield & Jo Scott beat Roger Norvill & Fran Frost 6-5 (7-5); John Dixon & Jenny Purcell beat Jeremy Lambart & Zoe Briffitt 6-2.

The winners were presented with a bottle of wine, the runners-up with a box of chocolates by the chairman, everyone congratulated on their high standard of play in such trying conditions and thanked for the superb refreshments they had all provided under the capable direction of the club’s membership secretary, Lucy Johannsen to keep everyone sustained and fortified in what had proved to be a very enjoyable tournament.

Following the successful introduction some years ago of a regular Friday morning initiative which managed to persuade a large number of enthusiastic female beginners and former players (rusty rackets ) to resume playing again, Woodland has decided to provide a similar arrangement for any players, male and female, who would like to have a similar opportunity to return to the courts again.

The initiative will begin on tomorrow (Fri) from 6.30pm onwards. If interested, simply turn up. Further details, if required, from Lucy Johannsen 07584 283683.

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