There was some fantastic tennis played throughout the weekend with pairs handicaps ranging from 33 to 65. We had 10 sets that went to a 5/5 deciding game and I think at least 5 of those went to 40 all game point! The play off group for the group runners up on the Sunday morning really went to the wire with the forth place pair missing out by head to head having been level on sets won and game difference! The final was between Will Rydon & Archie Godman-Dorrington against the experienced pairing of Jonathan Bliss & Gordon Woodman. Archie and Will made a good start with Will playing some very steady shots and Archie playing well above his handicap but Gordon and Jonathan served very well and kept Will and Archie at the receiving end for long spells and they took the win by 8 games to 4. Congratulations to Jonathan and Gordon on a great tournament and especially to Gordon as this was a record forth Hennell Plate victory!
A big thank you to Lucy Hutchinson for her help with the tournament, both hosting members and providing lunch on two days, to Andrew Falk for providing lunch on the Friday and to David Fortune for a fantastic Curry on the Sunday.
Also, thank you to those members that played but also to those that supported the event, it was a great tournament and we look forward to the next one!