Rackets

Tonbridge Second Court

21 Mar 2012

David Makey had a dream - that dream is now reality.


On Monday 19th March, the second Tonbridge Rackets court was formally opened. The incredible efforts of Tom Shields as the Appeal Committee Chairman were recognised by all present. The former old gym has undergone a complete transformation into a splendid new court, with its scarlet floor a dazzling contrast to the original court. Open Champion Will Hopton and Rackets legend and former World Champion, John Prenn, played an exhibition match against the Tonbridge 1st pair, Jonny Maltz & George Moynihan.

Speeches to open the new court were made firstly by the Headmaster, Tim Haynes, followed by the Chairman of the Governors, Jonathan Cohen QC, thirdly Tom Shields and lastly by the Maestro! David Makey made a brilliant speech.

The 170 guests were amazed by the magnificent looking new court. Red Ferrari in colour and many people said it was the prettiest looking court ever! It played beautifully too.

A huge cake in the shape of an open Rackets court was made . Two figures playing on the icing cake court made of icing sugar. One had curly hair and superb technique!

A champagne reception followed the speeches before the players gave a superb exhibition match. The T&RA team winning by 3-0.

Wonderful evening had by all and a tremendous success for Tonbridge School and the Rackets community.


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