Soon after 19 women and 21 men took to the courts to compete in the mixed doubles fast fours tournament. The diversity of the players was awesome, with retired former champions and some new to tennis all participating. Special guests were in attendance, part of the “come dressed as your favourite tennis player” theme which included Serena and Venus Williams, John McEnroe and Monica Seles. At the end of the scheduled rounds, the four players with the highest scores played off in the final to decide the champions of the event. In an entertaining, close match with plenty of action, eventually the team of Malcolm Roberts and Amanda Davidson defeated Ross Ditchburn and Candice Lloyd.
An impressive spread of salads to share and BYO meat was on the menu for dinner and enjoyed by over 80 adults and 50 kids. The Kukerin Tennis Club would like to thank award sponsors Jaclyn Shotter of Kukerin Beauty Therapy and Graeme and Tracy Taylor. Thanks to the members of the tennis club for all of their hard work in getting the event organised. Finally, massive thanks to everyone that attended the opening and New Year’s celebration bringing in 2020 in a truly memorable way!
Article by Amy King