The Championship

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The first of what will no doubt will be an annual event – The Championship – took place on the swimming pool tennis courts on 7 November. It was not publicized, but a small and appreciative crowd gathered nevertheless.

The Players began warming up (some undoubtedly confusing the Dance studio with the tennis courts)
and as they cast their beady and competitive eye over their opponents. Some were very deliberately concealing their skill, as the mettle of these masterful players was measured and a number of balls were idly hit over the net.

The Tournament Director took charge.  Drinks and snacks (sponsored by the Southern Suns) were plated and brought to the courts. The stands had been set up; the Press were there; Linesmen, Ball Boys were waiting and an unequalled Commentator/Umpire was on the ready.

And the games began!

By the end of the afternoon, after some scintillating tennis there was a clear winning couple: Chief Tennis Coach, Mr Andrew Hunter and his partner, Mrs Ingrid de Wall.