A Sevens Tournament is always a good evening and this one was no exception. It was pretty cold on November 29th, but that did not stop 28 enthusiastic men and women having a great couple of hours of tennis, changing partners and opponents every 15 minutes. One of the attractions of the Sevens is the wide range of people and abilities – from the champions of the summer tournament to those who are just returning to tennis. Of course some games are closer than others, but the pairs are quite well balanced, and you get a chance to play with people outside your regular social tennis.

After an energetic tournament, under the watchful eyes of Adrian as scorer in chief, everyone was happy to go inside to the warmth of the clubhouse and a well-earned glass of mulled wine. There was a delicious supper, co-ordinated by Matthew and cooked by a fantastic group of volunteers, and the atmosphere was terrific, as we all ate, drank and chatted at the long tables, welcoming new members and enjoying the company of old friends.

There were winners in each section, presented with the soon-to-be legendary Sevens trophies, but really it was all about the taking part. That’s what Jonathan said anyway, and obviously he doesn’t have a competitive bone in his body. Oh, and he won of course. See winners below and trophy

Adam Hatfield, 

Heather Pentney

Jonathan Stamp

Sue Blythe

If you missed this Sevens tournament, look out for the next one, probably in February or March. It will be fun! Sue – Sue Blythe

Some quotes from a few of the emails sent to me afterwards:

“Well done for the Sevens Tournament – I really enjoyed the evening”

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Friday’s tennis …I’m already looking forward to the next one”

“Thanks very much, it was a great evening!”

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