Brigitte Claney, Andrew Gould and Julia Page

This event, for ladies, attracted a small but elegant entry of 4 pairs. This didn’t result in any lack of tennis for the participants, who each played 3 matches, 1 set to  8, one after the other on Sunday morning.

The winners, unbeaten, were Julia Page & Brigitte Claney; the runners-up Michelle O’Rorke & Kim Dudson.

Julia & Brigitte combined effectively; Julia’s sedulous play from the back of the court allowed Brigitte to express herself fully on the volley nearer the net. They thoroughly deserved their win.

Paul Andrews & Sophie Johnson, tournament organisers, controlled things immaculately and prepared a splendid lunch for players and hangers-on. This was much enjoyed and appreciated by all, accompanied as it was by two bottles of sparkling wine, donated by David Hayne in memory of his mother, after whom the tournament is named.