Nat Duncan Memorial Racquet

Nov 16, 2020

Max Trueman from Seacourt has been awarded the prestigious Nat Duncan Memorial Racquet for 2020. This racquet is presented each year by Jim & Laura Duncan to one of the young players who played in this years’ British Junior Championships.

For the past 15 years, Jim & Laura have travelled each year from their home in New York to attend the British Junior Championships to decide who should be awarded The Nat Duncan Memorial Racket in memory of there son who tragically died of a brain tumour in 2001 aged just 13. Nat's parents have given the Nat Duncan trophy and racquet to celebrate his life and his commitment to the game of Real Tennis.

Because of Covid restrictions this year they had to stay in the USA where they watched every game via the streaming feed from Wellington.

Their son Nat was a keen Real Tennis player and although he was not necessarily the most talented junior around he always played with determination, tenacity and a great sense of fair play. His parents present a racquet each year to the junior who most exhibits these qualities.

The racket was presented to Max on court at Seacourt by Paul Weaver, Director of Junior Tennis. Many congratulations to Max on winning this award and adding his name to the Nat Duncan Memorial Trophy.