Ladies serve up fundraising tournament, Wimbledon-style

PUBLISHED: 16:35 11 July 2009 | UPDATED: 07:16 30 May 2010

Tennis players supporting the Essex Air Ambulance Charity Tournament  Picture: SUBMITTED

Tennis players supporting the Essex Air Ambulance Charity Tournament Picture: SUBMITTED

WHILE Wimbledon was in full swing last week, Felsted School hosted a ladies tennis charity tournament all of its own, raising a grand slam total for the Essex Air Ambulance (EEA). Thirty-six ladies played an American tournament consisting of five rounds o

WHILE Wimbledon was in full swing last week, Felsted School hosted a ladies tennis charity tournament all of its own, raising a grand slam total for the Essex Air Ambulance (EEA).

Thirty-six ladies played an American tournament consisting of five rounds of eight games each, with each round played with a different partner.

Individual scores were then totalled up with Felsted Preparatory School parent Alex Gregory being the overall winner.

The tournament, which included a delicious light lunch and a raffle, raised over £1000 for EEA.

Mark Cain, head tennis coach at Felsted who organised the event, said: "A really good standard of tennis was on display and all the matches were played on the fantastic nine grass tennis courts available at Felsted School.

"We decided to raise money for the Essex Air Ambulance as it has visited the School on a number of occasions and is a vital service in such a rural area such as North Essex.

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