Record entry for mixed tournament

THERE was a record entry for this year’s Barbara Beard mixed doubles tournament at Sleaford Tennis Club.

Sixteen couple took part in the event, divided into four groups. The winners of each group went through to the semi-finals. They were Nathan Gunning and Chris Loakes, Robert Wright and Emily Hawkesworth, Rebecca Stone and David Wilson and Alex Vianu-Talmaciv and June Martin.

Robert and Emily and Alex and June made it to the final, with Robert and Emily winning the Barbara Beard Cup on a tie break in the third set.