Edith Hopper Park, Ladies Mile, Manly

Ladies Day 2021

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Another successful Ladies Day drawn doubles tournament was held at Whangaparaoa Tennis Club on Sunday 3rd May 2021.

A nearly full field of 62 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 Sarah Mayo, Francee Thornton, Sandy Spence, Karen Shields, Cheryl Barrett, Veronika Cox, Ani Wood & Kerry Morris did an outstanding job promoting and organising the event, and the day went off without a hitch.

Once again, huge thanks to Larry Cross who did his usual fantastic job,  as the tournament director, pairing up the players and running the draw throughout the day. It is no small task, to organise the timing of around 96 games and Larry is an absolute master. Thanks also to Bryan Barrett who was on hand first-thing collecting and managing all the entry fees. 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 both members and the wider community, who donated fabulous prizes, most notably long time club member Peter Lyness who donated the major raffle prize of a $500 travel voucher.

RESULTS

Championship:
Winners  – Natasha Kalachova & Kerry Morris
Runners up  – Francee Thornton & Raquel Tyghe

Plate:
Winners  – Sue Evans & Kim Bennett
Runners up  – Veronika Cox & Carol Griffin

Classic Plate:
Winners  – Ani Wood & Rhona Sayer
Runners up –  Kayo Suga & Paige Constantin

Consolation Plate:
Winners  – Mandy Herd & Jenny Gill
Runners up  – Hilary Gibson & Charlotte Reynolds