Andover Tennis Club held their first Touchtennis event at their indoor Centre last Saturday. Touchtennis is a fast-growing adaption of the game of tennis, played with sponge balls over a small court. Players are allowed only one serve, there are no lets and a sudden death deuce is played. This makes the games move swiftly onwards. The sponge balls make the game exciting for all ages and abilities and mean that adults can compete with young players on an equal footing. The event was organised by Josh Gook and Ed Percival, new coaches at the club, who are both excellent competitors in this game and great supporters of it. 24 club members, ranging in age from 7 years to over 70 years took part in a great morning of fun and enjoyment. The competitors played doubles and were divided into 3 sections for a round robin challenge, followed by semi-finals and a final.
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