October 2010 - Richard wins Red Ball Tournament for second year running!!

Our October social saw academy members, parents, coaches and friends taking to the courts to fiercely compete in 2010’s Appeti Sponge Ball Championship. This tournament is open to all ages and is played on mini courts with 23” rackets and sponge balls. This year it was great to be joined by several new players to the mini tennis format including our American friends Butch and John and Lingo Lingo teacher, Rachel.

The evening started well with everyone sorted into boxes ready to prove that they were worthy of taking the 2010 trophy. After two rounds and some very close matches Richard, Scott, John and Fenner won through to the semis. Once again there were some great rallies and points with Fenner and Richard winning to come head to head in the final. After an exciting match Richard continued his winning streak taking the title from Fenner 10-5 to retain his title.

The evening finished with everyone tucking into fish and chips from Marino’s fish bar whilst discussing how to beat Richard next year!!!

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