Some great play from the finer members of Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club.
The reigning champion Charly Hurstle came over from Paris to defend his title. Unfortunately he was knocked out by Jesmond’s own duracel bunny Alex Dyter, who played all his 4 matches one after the other. He lost 2 and won 2 with a crucial win of 10/6 against Charly. The other semi- final was against Paul Hetherington past winner and John Duns. John played very well in the group stages from being 7/6 down in 2 of the matches and coming through to win. Unfortunately Paul was too strong in the semi-final beating John 10/1.
The final was very close between Paul Hetherington and Alex Dyter. Alex was unable to then hit the Grille as before and missing any openings. Paul on the other hand managed to keep Alex under a lot of pressure with the final result being 6/4, 6/5.
There was a handicap doubles tournament which ran along side.
The final was against Richard MacAlister and Duncan Edwards vs Darren Spurling and Simon Johnston. In the group stages Darren and Simon were the only pair to beat the very strong pairing of Richard and Duncan. However in the final Richard and Duncan beat them 10/3.
2018 Jesmond Dene Cup Winner Paul Hetherington
2018 Jesmond Dene Cup Handicap Doubles Winners Richard MacAlister and Duncan Edwards