Start-rite Tennis Tournament Allows Early Leaners to Shine

30 January 2024

Our annual Start-Rite tournament took place recently and 8 enthusiastic players entered. This tournament is aimed at those players who attended our Start-Rite or Play-Rite course in the past year, and is a great way to stimulate those competitive instincts waiting to get out! Eight players was a good number for a round-robin doubles format event and set us up for an afternoon of great tennis.

Coach Paul Braithwaite set the pairs and each match consisted of 7 games. Lisa and Robin set themselves up with two great wins before playing Kerstin and Tom in their final rubber. Kerstin and Tom needed to win at least 6 games to win the overall competition, and they competed valiantly to lose narrowly by 4 games to 3. Lisa and Robin took the first prize of bottles of wine, with Tom and Kerstin as runners-up. Well played to all 8 competitors and congratulations to our winners!

Winners            Lisa Richbell & Robin Duxbury

Runners Up       Kerstin Mackley & Tom Brassington

= 3rd Place        Gillian West & Steve Williamson

= 3rd Place        Parul Hammond & Ian Veitch

Our Start-Rite and Play-Rite courses run for four weeks continuously through the year on Mondays at 7 to 8pm. All racquets members can sign on to this course for free if they have not attended before. If you enjoy the course you can retake it or progress to the Play-Rite course by paying a course fee. You can book on at Reception or for more information please email [email protected]