Congratulations to the 2019 Jim Hughes Trophy Winners!
The club’s annual tournament produced some scintillating tennis, with Ed Zeigler dominating the men’s draw and evergreen Wendy Farnell in fine form to ensure her name will also be on the much coveted trophy. Regulars Andy Ivel and Charlie Dixon could not contain the court dominance of Ed, who has enjoyed a solid season for the 1st Team in Division 2 with the team only just missing out on promotion back to Div 1. Wendy volleyed with precision to ensure the games kept coming her way and racked up an impressive total during the afternoon to beat Liz Powell and newcomer Kathryn Elliott-Smith. Kathryn has shown great versatility in her first season at the club, playing for all mixed teams and all ladies teams at various times – a huge bonus for the club in view of next season.
Ed and Wendy celebrated alongside the losing participants, with everyone enjoying drinks and nibbles on a warm and pleasant afternoon. Thanks as always must go to Christine Place for organising this successful event once again – a highlight of the season at Rufforth Tennis Club!