On a grey but thankfully not cold or wet Saturday 30 th December fourteen intrepid participants reported at the club for David and Jane Pottows mixed doubles end of year tennis tournament.
A great few hours of fun filled tennis ensued with a certain amount of skill shown by all plus Christmas excess being driven from the players bodies by the efforts all put in.
It was appreciated that apart from regulars like David Evans, Bill Litherland, Henry Nevill and Tony Pearman we also had the pleasure of David Eccles ( after a 50 mile bike ride ) and Bruce Hodgsons (freed from puppy care ) company and they seemed to really enjoy the tennis experience so hopefully they will  be enthused to partake on occasion again.
8 ladies took part so it was decided that first team regular Nicky Attwood should be an Honorary man for the day (as chairman I will say she was a lot better looking than the
other men !!!) .
A draw for partners took place and Nicky was paired with Diana Pearman and came a creditable fourth .
Sue Skeates a long time member came over from Street and partnered David Eccles.
Bruce Hodgson was paired with our quiet Kimberly Myers ?
Tess Hodgson partnered Bill Litherland, Dawn Redwood from Highbridge drew David Evans and combined well to end up third in the competition.
Second place was the veteran couple of Jane Pottow and Tony Pearman who in the last match had to beat the eventual winners Henry Nevill playing with the very young and talented Laura Myers who undoubtedly  carried Henry with her enthusiasm and charm to their well deserved triumph .
A wonderful spread of snacks , sandwiches , dips etc was provided and the Mulled Wine ( David and Jane )  went down well and spurred players on to greater efforts.
A vote of thanks to David and Jane for organising the event and yet again it does show that with some effort club social events are usually a success especially as our nice clubhouse and courts provide a great venue.
Thanks personally to all who attended.
Happy New Year to all members Tony Pearman .