Great North Doubles 2019
Anniversary Celebration of Jesmond Dene Court 125 Years
What a turn out we had for the event formally known as the Invitation Doubles.
We had 22 visitors paired with 22 JDRTC members our biggest entry to date.
Play commenced on Friday at 3pm to make sure we could get all the games played.
Friday we had Wylam Brewery and Newcastle Gin attend the evening for some tastings kindly sponsored by Green Ginger.
Saturday play commence at 9am with some very close matches but we still managed to finish on time to transform the court for dinner that evening.
Saturday evening started with welcome drinks and Jazz on court followed by dinner and speeches.
Sunday morning there were some sore heads but play commenced at 9.30am.
The 44 pairs were narrowed down to the last 16 with some great quarters.
Next up semi finals.
1st Semi Final was William Robertson & Clive Turner vs John Duns and Jamie Bebb. Both pairs had played some fine tennis in the lead up to this match however William and Clive’s winning streak continued and won 6/1.
2nd Semi Final saw last years winners Simon Long and Christie Marrian take on another strong pair Tony Harrison and Craig Swallow. Tony and Craig just couldn’t do anything wrong in this game hitting winning shots to win 6/3.
William Robertson and Clive Turner vs Tony Harrison and Craig Swallow.
This was a cracker. William and Clive took the lead early on but Tony and Craig fought back brining the score to 7/5. William and Clive then found their rhythm and won 10/7.
It was a great weekend.
Thank you to everyone involved.