RKPTC visit Busselton Tennis Club

Busselton Tennis Club hosted teams from RKPTC over the weekend of 14 and 15 January 2017. It was a terrific event with a lot of good tennis and terrific fellowship. They really went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

Busselton were convincing winners beating us 23 sets to 13. We will be better prepared next year.

The grass courts we played on are in excellent condition and a pleasure to play on.

Unfortunately Peter Taylor was a casualty before play started, straining a calf. Adrian Manescu was certainly the most enthusiastic, playing social tennis for four hours after the six sets of competition.

Special thanks to Debbie, Jenny and Mandy who play with Sacha at Manning for making up the numbers for us. A lack of response from our lady members left us short. Hopefully we will have greater enthusiasm from our ladies in the future as it really was a great weekend, enjoyed by all.

It had been intended that this be a yearly event  hosted alternately. Discussions since between those of us who participated from both our team and Busselton have made us realise that is not feasible for a number of reasons.

Consequently they will host us on the same weekend next year and they hope this will continue as a yearly event. The plan is to extend the event into the Sunday morning with a further four sets then, enabling us to finish about 12:30, giving plenty of time to have lunch and get back to Perth.

Put the dates in your dairy for 2018.

Greg Jacobs