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Inter University Real Tennis Tournament 2018

Dec 14, 2018
Over 4 days from 22nd November the Cambridge & Newmarket courts hosted the Annual Inter-Universities Real Tennis Tournament which was sponsored by the T&RA, the Dedanists’ Foundation and Pol Roger.

The Universities that took part this year were St. Mary’s, Oxford, Exeter, Bristol, Newcastle, Durham, Middlesex, St. Andrews and hosts Cambridge. In all a total of 65 students, many of whom had only recently taken up the game, took part. Many of these student clubs only exist thanks toDedanists’ Foundation grants received by their university. It was a most enjoyable event with the tournament dinner taking place on the Saturday evening. This dinner was attended by nearly all of the students, plus the Cambridge pros, Chris Bray (Middlesex) and Paul Weaver representing the Dedanists’ Foundation. Paul took the opportunity to say a few words on behalf of the Foundation and managed to do so quite early before the effects of the plentiful supply of Pol Roger Champagne had taken effect on his audience!

The individual handicap tournament was won by Felix Delaforce (Exeter) who defeated Juan Camacho (Middlesex) in the final. The Cup itself was won by Oxford who defeated the hosts Cambridge 2 rubbers to 1 in a thrilling final.

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