2023 is here

This year's tournament will take place, starting on Monday 7th of August

2023 is here and we will be celebrating 100 years since the first one! Some of you may be thinking, how is this possible, as we celebrated the 60th Anniversary back in 2018?. There was a period of time during and after WWII when the tournament didn't run. So Monday 7th 2023 with be 65th Anniversary and 100 years since the first tournament.

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A Message From The New Chairman

Freda Cooper

At the 2021 AGM, held in November, Tim Strawson stepped down after 6 years in office. He steered the Tournament through some very challenging times and thanks to his hard work the spirit of the Tournament was maintained to the extent that 2021 was the best attended ever and innovations such as the Sunday evening drinks reception on the beach continued to be made.

Having been elected Chairman, I hope to build on Tim’s legacy as well as those of all former Chairmen and to drive the Tournament on. Although it is to be hoped that the most difficult challenges, such as the loss of the Grange and Covid, are behind us the Tournament must continue to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances in which it operates.

I have had 16 very rewarding and enjoyable years in my former posts and am succeeded by Rachel Fisher, who takes over as Tournament Organiser, and Stuart Kohring, who becomes Tournament Referee.

I am further pleased to confirm that the following were elected on to the Committee at the AGM.

President – Mike Garrs
Chairman – Freda Cooper
Secretary – Natalie Penniston
Treasurer – Jo Shaw
Tournament Referee – Stuart Kohring
Tournament Organiser – Rachel Fisher
Entertainment Officer – Tom Fish
Sponsorship Organiser – Judy Strawson
LTA Welfare Office – Nick Pratt

Committee Members:
Kate Addison
Jane Askam
Nicky Dawson
Kick Douglas
Eleanor Dyson
Rachel Fenwick
Charles Haryott
Sally Gaunt
Alice Haxby
Rupert Houltby
Emma Kavanagh
Pat Salmon
Jo Strawson
Tim Strawson
Joel Vincent
Joss Vincent


We welcome May Kirkby and Jim MacDonald onto the committee!