The Douglas and Gordon Tennis Tournament 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 | by Douglas And Gordon

Tennis Tournament 2007


The Douglas & Gordon Tennis Tournament 2007

The threats of torrential rain and gale force winds didn’t dampen the spirit of The Douglas & Gordon Tennis Tournament players!  The enthusiasm of both players and spectators ensured the event started, continued and indeed, very luckily, ended in wonderful sunshine.

The Bob Champion Cancer Trust was delighted that Douglas & Gordon  continued to sponsor the event for the seventh year running and is proud of the association.  The event has now earned a reputation for providing a great day of tennis as well as a fun social occasion for players, spectators and children. 

Despite a minor squall that swirled through Battersea Park at about 8:30am, the organisers were ready and prepared for registration at 10.15am!  This year there were over 110 players competing for the prizes of champagne, engraved glasses and jugs and the honour, ending in two fiercely fought semi finals and a closely contested final.  The final winners being Martin Wyatt and Annabel Dimmer.  Nicky Chambers from Douglas & Gordon got through to the Quarter Finals.

Julian Cousins, a Tennis coach based at Clapham Common, ran a training session and competition for the children during the morning. 

The tournament was very well supported by local businesses from the fantastic raffle prizes of “Beer for a Year”, donated by Cobra Beer and a weekend of tennis or golf at Windmill hill Place in Sussex, to the sandwiches for tea supplied by Darwin’s Deli.  (a programme is attached to see the full list)  The staff of Douglas & Gordon were a fantastic support of the event and sold over £700 of raffle tickets.

The fundraising weekend kicked off with a BBQ and party at The London Rowing Club on the Friday night, giving the opportunity for everyone to meet the opposition and plenty of time for the hangovers to clear before the Tournament on the Sunday!  

The weekend raised in the region of £13,000.  All funds will go towards the funding of a team of scientists at our Laboratory at The Institute of Cancer Research – the first male dedicated cancer research centre within Europe.

For further information please contact

Kate Hall , The Bob Champion Cancer Trust, 0207 924 3553