REAL TENNIS NEWS

2017 is proving a busy year here at Prested.

May 2017

We have seen plenty of play on the real tennis courts this May, with many matches being played as we make our way to our Club Finals evening on Wednesday 21st June. From 5pm we will see the final of the Wilkinson Trophy (Club handicap), Club Level Singles and Club Level Doubles being played. There will be some fantastic tennis on show, so please come along to support and enjoy!

A big congratulations to our pro Claire Fahey who retained her World Singles and Doubles title, with her sister Sarah. They travelled for 10 days to Tuxedo Park, USA to compete in this event. It’s fantastic to see the Vigrass sisters still dominating the ladies game and representing Prested!

Prested pair Mark Nicholls and Steve Taylor lost the national Over 40s Doubles final (here at Prested) to Peter Wright and David Watson (of Hampton Court), but the Mikes Norgrove & Carter took revenge on the padel court. (It was, however, the visitors’ first ever game of padel, or so they claimed!)

June 2017

June in the Real Tennis office saw the conclusion of our Annual Club tournaments on ‘Finals Evening.’ A big congratulations to all those who played throughout the season, but an even bigger congratulations to our winners Steve Taylor (Level Singles), Steve Taylor & Toby Bawden (Level Doubles) and to Hannah Lucey, Richard Ramjane and Steve Steadman, who all won their respective Wilkinson Trophy grades and are now in a 3-way tie to decide the overall Wilkinson Trophy winner 2017.

We had plenty of tennis going on outside the club this month, and more titles for Prested! Congratulations Ian Hawkey & Bryan Eaton for winning the Rose Bowl at Newmarket and also to Clive Turner & Chris Vigrass for winning the Plate Doubles at Newmarket. Our Pro Team of Mr & Mrs Fahey also won the Premiere National League in a nail-biting final. A very successful month for the club!

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UK pro doubles championships held at Prested
Huge thanks to our sponsors: Tiptree Jams, Inntel, Barber Jackson, Prime Appointments, Events Factors, Susan Newman Book-keeping Services, Water Direct, Haymans Gin, Anglia Produce, Birkett Long, Stringers World of Manningtree, Green Square Publishing, Saffron Laundry, Grape Passions, Derrick Wells Ltd, Silver Sparks Discos, and the many club members who generously gave both money and time to help ensure the event was a huge success. (Thanks too, of course, and congratulations to Rob & Ricardo for making the tennis so memorable.)
October 2017
Prested won the British Over-50’s Championship, with the final being fought out between Peter Holmes/Simon Barker and Mark Nicholls/David Watson.  Holmes/Barker took the title in a well fought tournament over the first weekend in October 2017.

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