Smashing start to Hunstanton's Tennis Tournament

Smashing start to Hunstanton's Tennis Tournament
Tournament organiser Chris Holt and some of the stands at this year's event

Things got into full swing on the Recreation Ground today.

After two very challenging days putting the final touches to the site in unrelenting heat, tournament organiser Chris Holt looked remarkably relaxed this morning when Town and Around dropped by.

Twenty eight temporary courts have been set up to complement the ten permanent grass courts already in place. Youngsters were warming up, perpetual cups returned and what must be the biggest and most diverse selection of retail and food outlets for many a year had set up their stalls.

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"It was very hot," said Chris, "but I'm really pleased that everything is in place for a great week of tennis.

"This year the selection of food, drinks and ices we have on offer in the pavilion and around the grounds has something for everyone and after a hard time with Covid and three years since our last tournament we are thrilled to have so many outlets here.

Showcasing their womenswear for the first time at the tournament, local company Lola Grace has a selection of clothing, handbags and jewellery.

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Director Maxine Jose was persuaded to pose with one of the outfits

All the way from Grimsby, traditional fish smokers Alfred Enderby, brought their boat trailer that really caught the eye. they have food to eat on-the-go such as smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels and take-home favourites including smoked haddock fishcakes.

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King's Ely School's promotional pop-up is also a water station - essential in weather like this. They have a giant deck chair where you can take a selfie too!

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The tournament runs through to Saturday 20th with action commencing at 9.30 daily. Entry is free. Parking is £12 for all week.

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