by Tony Hollins
This year’s Anne Boleyn was hosted by the Tennis & Racquet Club – Boston. We had a large draw of 16 ladies sign up; the welcoming handicapped format meant that some of these ladies were brand new to the game, only having played a handful of times.
There were some stand out performances from newcomers Emma Haley, Olenka Olesnycky, Alex Post and Maura Imel, all coming from strong racquet sports backgrounds and battling with success in their first Court Tennis event.
Suzy Schwartz had an extremely close match in the Semi Finals eventually succumbing to the large handicap of her opponent, 8 games to 7.
The T&R’s Lizzie Pingpank had a fantastic weekend making a run all the way to the finals. Sarah Bartlett, this year’s champion, turned this into an international event, coming all the way from Ballarat, Australia, to win the tournament.
This was a fantastic weekend of tennis played in great spirits. Well done to all who participated and thanks to Matt and Magda Mitchell for their help organizing the event.