Tennis: Brotherton celebrates unique double at awards night

Ed Brotherton receiving one of his winner's trophies from Berkswell Tennis Club President Peter Nurse

Lucie Ray reports:

Ed Brotherton stole the limelight as more than 60 guests flocked to Berkswell & Balsall Common Tennis Club’s annual dinner and awards night at the Lant Trust Community Centre.  The event at Meeting House Lane on Friday 15th October saw Brotherton appear to formally collect winner’s trophies after taking both the Club’s junior Under 16 and men’s singles titles at the Club’s end of season Finals Day in September.

Attendees at the celebration were greeted with a Champagne cocktail reception, followed by a sumptuous three-course meal and music entertainment from live band Shampoo.

A round of ‘heads or tails’ and a raffle with a host of fantastic prizes generously donated by local businesses raised more than £250 for investment in Club development.

The next Tennis Club event is the Junior Presentation evening which takes place on Friday 12th November, closely followed by the Annual General Meeting held on Monday 15th November.

Tennis Award Night in Pictures

Event organisers Sue Walsh and Lucie Ray receive 'Thank you' bouquets from Vice Chairman Alan Dick

Sarah Nurse Karen Quinn and Lucie Ray

Men's 90 plus Doubles winners John Walsh and Chris Barker receive their trophy from President Peter Nurse (Centre)

Vice Chairman Alan Dick (left) with Heather and Bernie Ray