REAL TENNIS NEWS
The weekend of January 30th/31st
The Peter Luck-Hille cup ‘junior national league’
Edward Wilson, Sam Delgaty & Jack Mills were our chosen team for this year’s competition and they started their campaign with a tricky trip to Petworth House. However the three amigos swept aside Petworth taking maximum points with a 4-2 victory. They have one more away fixture left and look certain qualify for the semi-finals.
the Brodie Cup – Semi-finals AWAY v’s Hampton Court
The Brodie team have had a fantastic campaign so after two home wins, the toughest task was yet to come facing a Hampton side who hadn’t dropped a rubber previous to this match. The team sadly lost 4-1 but should be very proud of their efforts as many of the matches were close. It wasn’t to be for our Brodie cup team this year but very proud of everyone who participated in this seasons event! We go again next season!!!!!
The Field Trophy
The Field trophy is one of the most prestigious events on the UK real tennis calendar and in our 17 year history we hadn’t progressed to the final. With these types of matches it’s very important to have the home court advantage, this year we had that but as everyone saw from the team sheet I produced at the end of last week it looked like a very tight close fixture. Normally Prested have a habit of taking it to the wire in semi-finals but not this time…
Dan Mead and Colin Sprott ground out a 3 set win 5/6 6/2 6/4 to put us 1-0 up.
Steve Taylor at times looked in first gear as he cruised to 6/2 6/1 victory. 2-0.
Tom Shrager taking on someone 2 points better, crushed his opponent 6/0 6/1. 3-0.
Peter Holmes comfortably swept aside the classy Penny Lumley 6/2 6/1. 4-0.
Mark Nicholls and Toby Bawden produced an explosive display winning 6/5 5/6 6/3. 5-0.
So a crushing semi-final win and one of the best team performances I’ve seen at Prested, the final will be played at Moreton Morrell on March the 13th. We hope for some supporters to join us for the final, I will be organising the weekend so let me know if you’d like to be involved!