Brilliant sunshine favoured the brave as 16 players – magically, eight women and eight men – turned out on a chilly morning for the annual Winter Tournament at the Club on November 18th.

Maggie Andrews and Paul Cowling narrowly emerged as winners, with Adam Hope and Liz Jay second after both pairings won four of their five matches.

The LTA’s Fast4 format, which abandons advantage points and gives victory to the first to win four games, kept the timetable on track, in spite of clubhouse competition from cakes and coffee.