THE LAST ‘trophy tournament’ of the British Games Club’s 2018/2019 tennis season saw a keen morning’s competition, resulting in success for Nena Stenzel.
Nena walked away with Chris’s Trophy from a relatively new tournament in the Games Club calendar, held for the first time three years ago as part of the section’s forewell to vice-captain Hara Davis on her return to the UK.
The rule has been established that each year’s winner provides the trophy – and the tournament name –for the following season. Chris Rogan was the winner last year, hence participants were competing for Chris’s Trophy.
A total of 26 members entered and play had to start at 9am to accommodate them all. After four hours of intense doubles competition, members relaxed over lunch in the clubhouse, with Cheo’s Clubhouse team serving up the usual excellent repas.
Also presented at the lunch was the Pam Squires Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Season, which this time round went to Nigel Ross, who was declared the winner following the traditional secret ballot among fellow members.
In the picture above, former President Pam Squires and current President Susan Dickinson joined forces to present the silverware to Nigel – one a commemorative cup – while Chris Rogan presented her trophy to Nena.