Ashley Clarke and family over many years have come to Dumbleyung to support our small but fantastic club and it is always great to see them. One day they might have a game. The cold weather and some small spots of rain did not deter with 5 teams of 4 players playing the Hopman Cup with great skill, finesse, encouragement, hard luck comments, oohing and aaahing- no "quiet please” on these courts-and of course the ever popular burgers and beverages. Eat your hearts out people, not many get ringside seats to watch the prowess of the Hopman Cup players.
Final winners were Tom Pearce, Carmen Bairstow, Rowan Morris and T Bartram with runners-up Scott Jefferis, Greg Bairstow, Ethan Henry and Petronella - pictured with sponsor Ashley Clarke. Winning the Best Racquet of the Cup would have been the ‘Head’, as at least 8 players have these. A big thank you to our kitchen staff, Captain Drew Roberts, all players and the crowd for making it a fantastic night. Next week, Friday 21 October, is Social with the Pennants having a bye.
Article by T. Bartram