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Junior tennis players double up to raise money

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments
CNS Local Life

Doubles pair Willow Wilkinson and Oskar Bjuro 

(CNS Local Life): It was a win-win situation at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club last Saturday, 4 February, with youngsters enjoying a doubles tournament followed by supper and a movie, and raising more than $1,000 for the Tennis Federation’s junior overseas travel fund. Players aged nine to over 60 teamed up to make 11 doubles pairs, with partners Willow Wilkinson and Oskar Bjuro, and Jade Wilkinson and Alex Claybourn, finishing at the top. Runners up were Jake Booker and Alex Priestley, and Todd Purton and Zach Jackson.

Many parents and siblings watched the on-court action, and stayed on to enjoy a meal and an outdoor showing of The Karate Kid.

Tennis Federation president Simon Gunn said of the occasion: “This was a wonderful family event. All funds raised will go towards our junior overseas travel fund, which helps pay for players to compete in tournaments abroad.”

The federation’s next fundraiser is the annual “Taste for Tennis” wine-tasting evening, to be held at the Tennis Club on Saturday, 18 March. Tickets are available at the club.

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Category: Sports, Tennis, Youth

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