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National Junior Competition

* British Junior Handicap Doubles Tournament 2023

Apr 29, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023 Bristol P Weaver

Published Dec 22, 2022

sponsored by the Dedanists Foundation

New National Real Tennis Tournament for Juniors!

A new national junior competition will be run on the 29th/30th of April this year at the Bristol Real Tennis Club. The British Junior Handicap Doubles competition will be held at the Bristol Club over the weekend of 29th -30th April in 2 separate age groups. The under-15 section will be played on Saturday and the under-19’s on Sunday.

The event will be sponsored by the Dedanists’ Foundation who have donated a magnificent trophy to be called The Dedanists’ Foundation Cup. The entry form for the inaugural running of this event is now available

The inaugural running of a new National Junior Real Tennis Tournament took place at the Bristol club over the weekend of 29th/30th April.

24 juniors from 8 different clubs took part, hoping to be the first to get their names on the new Dedanists' Foundation Cup.

Taking this event to the Bristol club turned out to be a great success with a large number of parents and club members coming along to watch. In the U15 event on Saturday two very close round-robin groups produced four semi-finalist pairs. Bristol pair Caspian Rugg & Rafa Tujillo played twins ,Rose & Oliver Kay from the Hyde club in the final with Rose & Oliver coming out on top to win the trophy.

The U19 section was played on Sunday. Many close matches in over 4 hours of play produced finalists, with Catherine & William James from RTC playing the local pair Elliot Watkins & Archie Campbell. In an entertaining match the Bristol pair struggled to overcome a large handicap difference and the title went to Catherine & William. A great weekend for siblings with both the U15 and the U19 events won by brother/sister pairings!

The tournament as a whole was a great success with Bristol already signing up to run it again next year. Many thanks go out Ben Coleman who marked the entire event and to the Bristol parents who provided a great lunch on both days.

The Dedanists' Foundation was delighted to be the sponsor. As a handicap event it very much fits in with their core objective of encouraging young players of all standards to take up and enjoy the game of Real Tennis.

There is currently no entry form available