Philippa Francis Plate

Sunday 8 October 2023

The final of the Philippa Francis Plate trophy was played at Castle Hill Tennis Club on Sunday 8th October. The Plate was open to all adult members to enter, male and female, and the final was contested between Dave Hancock and Guy Ellis. This was to be an excellent final between experience and youth played on one of the grass courts in glorious weather.

After the first set went to Dave 6-1 it certainly looked as if experience would prevail but Guy soon took over the second set and after some great tennis by both players Guy won it 6-4. The 3rd and final set again produced some fine rallies but Guy’s excellent serving turned out to be the deciding factor which saw him win the set 6-2.

The "Plate" was something Philippa had tried to implement before she sadly passed away in 2016, so it is a trophy that is held in high esteem by the Club’s members.