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Little Wimbledon

Little Wimbledon
ON THE 14th September the Goldings boys' lawn tennis finals were held. Altogether ninety-eight boys competed in the previous
rounds of the singles and doubles competitions.
The weather for the finals was damp and drizzly but the players were not downhearted as the guest was to be Commander Manson
of the American Navy.
The singles final was contested between Terence Cooper and Alec Dale, both of Aberdeen house. They did their utmost to give a
fine display of tennis on the wet surface. Cooper won the first set 7-5, but Dale fought back to win the next two sets.
In the Junior singles Wilbert Workman, of MacAndrew, completely overwhelmed Eddy Budd of Pelham 6-3, 6-4. He also has that
cool temperament that could make him into a first class player.
The doubles were played on the following Monday whcn_ the weather was perfect. This match proved to be the most exciting of
the three, and was between Alec Dale and Terry Cooper versus Colin Bishop and Jimmy Kennedy of Aberdeen and Somerset houses.
Cooper was in form with a tremendous service, and Dale was playing his usual strong game. Kennedy and Bishop played some
sparkling tennis, but it was not enough as they slumped 6-2, 6-3.
In conclusion I feel that everybody would like to congratulate all boys who took part in 'Little Wimbledon'
GLYN PARRY

ALEC DALE,

SENIOR SINGLES AND DOUBLES CHAMPION, SERVING

RUNNER UP OF THE JUNIOR SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP,

EDWARD BUDD,

COMMANDER MANSON

RECEIVING HIS 'RUNNERS-Up' CUP FROM