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Edith Hopper Park, Ladies Mile, Manly

Ladies Day – 2019


Another successful Ladies Day drawn doubles tournament was held at Whangaparaoa Tennis Club on Sunday 5th May 2019.

A full field of 64 entrants enjoyed a wonderful day’s tennis, along with great food, fun and a lot of laughter.  The weather was perfect with warm, still conditions for the entire day.

The organising committee of Sandy Spence, Karen Shields, Francee Thornton, Cheryl Barrett, Elaine Jordan, Veronika Cox and Sarah Mayo did an outstanding job promoting and organising the event, and the day went off without a hitch.

Huge thanks to Adrienne Croad who did a fantastic job, filling in for Larry Cross, as the tournament director, pairing up the players and running the draw throughout the day. Thanks also the team of handsome men who were on hand in shifts throughout the day, helping with morning tea, rolling lunch, a delicious dinner and of course manning the bar.  Grateful thanks also to the Manly Park Seniors Tennis Club who made their courts available for the day.

This tournament is so generously supported by our sponsors who donated fabulous prizes, allowing us to have prizes to award to winners and runners up, as well as spot prizes at the end of the day.

Special mention needs to be given to our major sponsors:  You Travel Manly (Trish Ryder), and You Travel Orewa (Mandy Herd), for their continued support of our Ladies Day event.


Championship: (Naomi Osaka Draw)
Winners  – Veronika Cox & Vikki Tanner
Runners up  – Elaine Jordan & Lily Xiu

Plate: (Steffi Graf Draw)
Winners  – Karen Shields & Kirsty Thomas
Runners up  – Cheryl Barrett & Kirsty Speedy

Classic Plate: ( Billie Jean King Draw)
Winners  – Gail Sumner & Glenda Dakers
Runners up –  Kara Morrison & Trish Eygermans

Consolation Plate: (Martina Navratilova Draw)
Winners  – Anita Bekker & Natasha Kalachova
Runners up  – Helen Kennedy & Sandi Newton