Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis club

First published in Sport

ON Bank holiday Monday, Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis club hosted a memorial tournament in memory of their dear friend Martin Rogers.

Martin, who was fondly described by his wife Jenny as slightly eccentric, was a fantastic member for over 30 years and made great contributions to the upkeep of the old shale and grass courts. Martin was a brilliant inventor and once used that talent to create a sprinkler system made out of an old washing machine. On court he had a fierce forehand and played many team matches over the years.

It was fitting for the club to host a day to remember him by, which was attended by over 40 members raising £565 for Martins charity of Marie Curie.

On a glorious sunny day, Liz James hosted a brilliant American tournament. The eventual winners were Dan James and Elin Rowlands, with the wooden spoon prizes going to Alistair Smith and Martins wife Jenny. Players enjoyed some wonderful cakes, a raffle and a tipple or two. It was a fitting and memorable way to celebrate Martin Rogers lifelong contribution to his club.

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