Sidmouth Tennis Club head coach Sue Wiltshire and her team hosted what proved to be another highly successful annual Christmas Triples’ competition, writes Vici Topping.
The format for this is particular competition is that each team carries a Christmas theme and is made up of three players who, after each point, rotate around their court in triangular format.
It’s basically doubles’ play, but with three players involved!
All the teams play each other culminating in exciting play-offs for first, second and third etc.
Due to the pandemic restrictions, only six players at any one time could be on court, but such was the demand to be involved that three groups had to be organised.
While great fun, this is always a highly competitive event and this year didn’t disappoint.
Both finals in the first two groups went to a ‘sudden death’ point with the honours ultimately being taken by the ‘Roasties’, who comprised of Daryl Bass, Frances Ionov- Flint and Di Kendall Torry and the ‘Turkeys’, who were made up of Debbie Snelgrove, Jed Ionov- Flint and Patrick McGurran respectively.
It was the Turkeys too who clinched the title in the final group of the day …no doubt ‘gobbling’, up the Prosecco prizes with relish !
It was a fabulously fun day of tennis for all and many thanks must go to Sue and her team for all their hard work and organisation.