2011 started off with a bang at the Appeti Tennis Centre, Canterbury with twenty two players, coaches, parents and brothers competing in our first sponge ball event of the year. Throughout the morning there were some exciting, close matches with nail biting finishes!
Everyone was then shuffled round and the qualifiers went into play off boxes. After some more great competitions Eb Appeti met Dan Gould in one semi whilst Spencer Pells faced Tim Bean in the other. Again two close matches followed with Eb winning through to play Tim in the final. The final, as expected was a fierce battle with neither player wanting to lose. The first break of serve didn't happen until 8-8 when Tim managed to break through after a missed forehand volley from Eb. Tim won 10-8 to take the match and trophy.
The morning rounded off with a tasty fish and chip lunch from Marino’s at Wincheap and everyone agreeing it was a great way to start the year!
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