Peter Luck-Hille Cup 2020
The Peter Luck-Hille Cup is an inter club junior competition run on a handicap basis aimed predominantly at youngsters of age 12-15 and handicaps between 60-90. The tournament is organised by and sponsored by the Dedanistsâ€™ Foundation as part of their programme to help clubs recruit more youngsters into the game of Real Tennis.
This competition gives juniors who are relatively new to the game, a chance to take part in team matches and meet their junior counterparts from other clubs. A record 10 clubs entered this yearâ€™s event.
On Sunday 13th December the 2 semi-finals and the final were played at Wellington. In the first semi-final, RTC took on Petworth. It went down to the last match after Toby Barton defeated Oli Hampson-Evans 8/7 for Petworth and Henry Weekes levelled it up by beating Will Fountain 8/4. Fin Hanley won the deciding match beating Barnaby Lawford 8/2.
The second semi-final resulted in a 3-0 win for Seacourt over Oxford, sounds like a convincing win but all three matches went down to the wire with Seacourt winning them all 8/7!
The final, RTC vs Seacourt, was another great match. It kicked off with Evie Tambling (Seacourt) beating Oli Hampson-Evans 8/6 then Liam Ireson closed out his match against Henry Weekes 8/3 in a match that was a lot closer than the score suggests! Fin Handley pulled a match back for RTC by beating James Walker to make it 2/1 overall but it was Seacourt who lifted the trophy!