Perran Tennis holds Gnasher’s Games and raises over £850

Perran Tennis holds Gnasher’s Games and raises over £850

Last Saturday saw twelve teams of four ladies and girls take to the hard courts in glorious sunshine. The seventy-two players were supported by many spectators. Most teams came in fancy dress, a special mention to team “Fluffy Balls” as the most adventurously dressed four.

“Dennis” a four aside competition format invented by the ladies of Perran Tennis enabling the serving aspect to be removed with two players at the back rotating on the starts and two at the net.

The event raised £857.80 for “Children with Cancer” in the name of Caroline. Caroline the niece of two of our members underwent chemo and radio therapy both in the U.S.A. and in the U.K. Following five hours of tests the previous day Caroline travelled from Newcastle to attend the event and give out the medals and trophy. Her tests all proved clear.

Sixty-six matches were played in the round-robin phase with t-shirts being purchased for bonus points! Teams that played well, but did not make the last four were Double, Double Trouble, Damsels in Distress, Mini Minxes, Back to the Ace’ties, Nasty Gnashers, Fluffy Balls, Women in Black and the Tooty Fruities

Top Scorers Riversider’s faced fourth placed Boscawen Babes. The Riversider’s ran out winners by 10 to 4. Second placed 118 118 took on third placed Menaces. In a tight game 118 118 overcame Menaces by 10 points to 7.

The final was watched by a large crowd of spectators. A fascinating battle took place which eventually saw the Riversider’s take the “Dennis” trophy (donated by the Beano) by 10 points to 4.

The trophy, winner’s and runners-up medals were presented by Caroline assisted by Club President Dave Pell. Special thanks were given to Alison Luck for providing the lunch assisted by Janey Whatley and Joey Holmes. Club Coach Steve Luck presented Caroline with a Beano Annual signed by the Editor.