A look to the past as part of centenary celebrations

Peter Rogerson and Margaret Brown

Peter Rogerson and Margaret Brown

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Bridlington Lawn Tennis Club’s centenary celebrations continued with a Whites and Wooden Raquets day.

Around 40 players attended for an afternoon of social tennis with a barbecue, including Charles Hanley who arrived in fancy dress as John McEnroe.

Chris and Vikki Ward and their children Ben and Toby

Chris and Vikki Ward and their children Ben and Toby

The club was also able to recruit four new adult members and president Dr Anthony Clarke said: “We aim to be a social club, in addition to running 10 competitive teams in the Driffield League.

“We are very fortunate to have both grass and hard courts, in addition to the Bridlington public courts - and we needed them all and more.

“We will continue to play social tennis every Sunday afternoon and welcome visitors. Coaching is available for novices and experienced players.”

The next centenary event is the Tennis Marathon from 8am to 8pm on Saturday, June 18. Any member of the public is welcome to sign up for a 30-minute slot of tennis to help raise money for the Kingfisher Cafe’s work with homeless people and to contribute to club funds.

Dave and Margaret Brown and Penny and Anthony Clarke

Dave and Margaret Brown and Penny and Anthony Clarke

“We will have the speed gun, for a fastest serve competition, available on that day,” added Dr Clarke.