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Edith Hopper Park, Ladies Mile, Manly

Mens Day 2021


Another successful Men’s Day drawn doubles tournament was held at Whangaparaoa Tennis Club on Sunday 16th May 2021.

A solid field of 40 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.

Thanks also the team of gorgeous women who were on hand in shifts throughout the day, helping with morning tea, rolling lunch, a delicious dinner and of course manning the bar.

Despite Larry’s best efforts to ensure that no player wins the famed toilet seat more than once, Peter Nieuwenhuyzen upset Larry’s plans and won Men’s Day for the second year running! Peter was most ably supported by Craig Blackwood who played solid tennis all day.


Winners  – Peter Nieuwenhuyzen & Craig Blackwood
Runners up  – Alf Sayer & Doug Bennett

Winners  – Luca Morris & Sterling Martin
Runners up  – Lee Glanfield & Gary Thornton

Classic Plate:
Winners  – Peter Williams & Mark Wallace
Runners up –  Mark Battershill & Rob Gill

Consolation Plate:
Winners  – Neil Mayo & Peter Lyness
Runners up  – Richard Holm & Gabriel Constantin

Joint Winners  – Steve Higgins  & Dave Read and Brian Smith & Anton Martin