2018 Denmark Village Theatre Tournament

It was full house at the tennis courts on Sunday, as 32 players took part on the annual Denmark Village Theatre Tournament. On a perfect afternoon, local entrants battled competitors from Perth, Tenterden, Frankland and Albany for prizes and tickets to this year’s pantomime – “Pantomania”, from sponsor Denmark Village Theatre.

With eight couples in both A and B grades, everyone survived seven rounds of intense rivalry in some even – and not so even matches.

A grade was decided in a last round battle and eventually won by Alex Rigall and John Tuckett from Tenterden beating Denmark’s Jo White who teamed up with young gun Darren Slater down from Perth, by just one game.

In the B grade Merrifield Park in Albany won the day with Glenda Jones and Ken Pears comfortable winners (winning all their matches), and Lesley Brown and Will Emery runners up.

Prizes were presented by Ken Smith, Denmark’s very own pantomime author, director and performer.  The day was completed by  a scrumptious BBQ catered by Jo and Pip.  Many thanks to Jill and Heather for their help on the day.

A grade winners Alex Rigall and John Tuckett from Tenterden,
with Pip O’Dell, Denmark Tennis, and Ken Smith Denmark Village Theatre sponsor.

B Grade winners from Merrifield park Club, Albany


2016 – Paul Gunning:
Paul Gunning was the worthy winner of the Dexter and Shirley Warne Men’s Singles trophy, having carried an arm injury into the tournament.

Paul and Sara Gunning were proud to take out the Mixed Doubles Trophy, with Dennis Marshall and Robyn Glennister winning the plate.

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Dexter Warne presents the Dexter and Shirley Warne Men’s Singles Trophy to Paul Gunning



28 October 2017 – Bayley Shield

Players battled very strong winds which were at times frustrating, but everyone managed to laugh through the challenges and enjoy the day. Triumphant were Nicki Duncan and Peter (Clem) Clements. It was a delight for the club to have Jeff and Lesly’s son, Philip Bayley, play in the competition, and Philip and Liz Morse were runners up at the end of play. It was also a bonus to have both Jeff and Lesly there to present the trophies as Lesly had broken her hip the previous week.

A short history of the Bayley Shield is attached

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Winners of the 2016 Bayley Shield, Clem Clements & Nicki Duncan with Jeff Bayley, Liz Morse, Lesly Bayley and Philip Bayley