The first tournament of the season was played on the 8th April. We had perfect Spring weather, a rarity for a BTA tournament, with blue skies and no wind or rain! Eight mostly mixed and very evenly matched pairs entered, contesting a competitive but friendly event with all pairs winning at least one match.

There were 4 pairs that were within touching distance of final but it came down to Pippa Sibley and David Waddilove, a rookie pair, playing against previous Summer tournament champions Claire and David Ventress. After a hard fought match with many long rallies and points that came down to very small margins, the tournament was eventually won by Pippa and David, who take home the trophy and more importantly, a bottle of red!

Thanks, as always, must go to Richard Flavell, superb at organising everyone on the day and keeping score, as well as umpiring the final. Notable guests were Jerry and Michaella Jacoby who were visiting from Michigan and presented the prizes to the winners.