Wayne Enstone writes: We have an excellent entry, with players ranging from the ranks of youth to the more experienced, including a number of former National Champions (Hamish Buchanan and Robin Perry, John Beswick, Charlie Brooks, Matt Cavanagh) and our local vintage Tim Lewis; there are also present champions, namely Will Ellison in senior Singles and Doubles, Rob Whitehorn at schools level and Ben Beltrami and Ed Kay at universities level. I am personally looking forward to watching as many of your matches as possible; there will be some fascinating match-ups in both singles and doubles.
As regards the draw, there are a number of players travelling down on the Saturday morning who have requested as late a start-time as possible – as they will see that has not been possible for all of them without me biasing the way the draw is done – so I ask all: please try to arrive asap and we will hopefully catch up any late matches throughout the day. No one will be scratched, but do please try to help me by getting on court and start your matches quickly.
For anyone still needing accommodation: the Butterleigh Inn number is 01884 855433 ( tell them you are part of the fives group).