The Weekend that was….

Congratulations to both our Percy Finch teams who defeated The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club teams at the weekend.
It is 10 years since the ‘A’ Team ‘brought home’ the beautiful ‘Brouye’ Trophy Racquet to adorn the Club.

The ‘A’ Team was represented by Kieran Booth, Hilton Booth, Al Ramsay, Pete Boyles, Graeme Blundstone, Graeme Bradfield and Jeremy Rackham.
The winning margin was 6 matches to 3.

The ‘B’ Team was represented by Graeme Bradfield, Jeremy Rackham, Graeme Holloway, Matty Hayward, Greg Kerin, Justin Legg, Graham Flower, Ron Booth,  Alex Colbert and Patrick Bradfield.
The score was a very healthy 7 matches to 2.

Congratulations also to Kieran and Hilton Booth who defeated Mike Happell and Bret Richardson in the Final of the Australian Amateur Doubles.
In a magnificent match of the highest standard the Booths won in a 5 set thriller, 6/5, 2/6, 6/2, 2/6, 6/3.

All of which was streamed out to the world by Simon Dwyer.  A big thank you to him for bringing tennis onto our computer screens!  (now can they make the ball a bit bigger so we can see it??)  🙂

During the weekend some of our members, marshalled by Christine Stirling, got together to produce a magnificent dinner for 45 people on Sunday night, and acclaimed lunches on Sunday and Monday.
All the visitors were delighted with the atmosphere in the Club and all complemented the food at all events.
Those helping Christine were Avery Patten, Anne Reed and Martine Heilman with others ‘mucking-in’ to help at various stages.

If anyone else is interested in helping out with their culinary skills Christine will be delighted to add your name to the Roster.  Click here to join The Cooking Crew.

Many thanks also to those who Billeted players for the weekend.  John and Di Howard who looked after Ben Boddington for the week he was here helping out in the Pro-shop.  Graeme Holloway and Deb, Ian and Biz Ritchard, Sally and Chris Rackham and Graeme Bradfield and Gaye Mitchell.

A lot of visitors prefer the interaction with Members rather than Hotels and are always most appreciative.
We are maintaining a Billet Roster at the Club , so if you have a spare bed or two and would like to billet occasionally, please let us know.  There isn’t a huge demand but it’s nice to have plenty to call on.  Click here to Host a Billet.

(Photographs provided by Christine Stirling)

L to RGraeme Blundstone, Graeme Bradfield

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Graeme Blundstone, Graeme Bradfield

L to RKieran Booth, Hilton Booth, Graeme Bradfield

L to R
Kieran Booth, Hilton Booth, Graeme Bradfield

L to RJohn Hamer, Graeme Bradfield

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John Hamer, Graeme Bradfield

L to R Bret Richardon, Graeme Bradfield, Mike Happell

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Bret Richardon, Graeme Bradfield, Mike Happell

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