Many thanks to MURTC for hosting a very enjoyable event. Middlesex won 5–3 and the full match card is below. A special mention to Mark Keogh, who managed to squeeze in the fixture en route to Santiago, Chile; and to James Rossiter, who stepped in to replace the injured Simon Cripps, and won both his matches, thus accounting for two of the three Irish wins on the day. Well done to Tamaki, who took to real tennis like the proverbial duck to water.

Also a big thank you to Mary who organised what was described by one of our opponents as ”the best real tennis food he had ever had”!

— Mark Heffernan


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Roland Budd (29·8)86Mark Rayner (32·8)
Tony Penny (47·6)78Yuri Kugler (45·0)
Tamaki Marumo (—)48Felicity Luke (87·8)
Mark Keogh (47·9)38Jim Ashton (44·7)
James Rossiter (55·3)81Peter Joy (63·1)
James Rossiter (55·3)87David Offen (52·0)
Rustom Manecksha (36·7)48George Lewis (33·8)
Mark Heffernan (40·3)58Stephen Chapman (40·4)