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Essex Air Ambulance 

On Sunday 8th October, the Halstead and District Tennis League hosted their annual Mixed Doubles Charity Cup, raising money for the Essex Air Ambulance. The event was run over three venues; Gosfield, Earls Colne and Castle Hedingham Tennis Clubs. Throughout the morning, 27 mixed doubles pairs from a range of different clubs competed against each other to win as many matches and games as possible. At the end of the morning rounds, the top two teams from each venue and the two best third place finishers qualified for the CUP. The 4th place and remaining 3rd place finishers entered the PLATE. All 27 pairs, travelled to Castle Hedingham Tennis Club for a Hog Roast, raffle and to watch the qualifiers battle it out for the trophies. After some incredible tennis on display, Sam Dewey and Amy Fung took home the CUP and Steph Holt and Seb Deery won the plate. The event raised over £2500 for the Essex Air Ambulance! A big thank you to all the players, to our sponsor, our local businesses who provided the raffle prizes and all the venues and organisers who made this fantastic event happen. What a wonderful community we have 

Peter Drury Memorial 

15th October 2023: Today we honoured our club President, Peter Drury, who sadly passed away earlier this year, following a short battle with cancer. 


Over the years, Peter has been instrumental in providing sound stewardship, that has resulted in the successful growth and development of Castle Hedingham Tennis Club, into the place we love and enjoy today.


His legacy will live on, not only through his family and the wonderful memories we have of him, but now at the club in “Peter’s Garden”.


Following a short service where his ashes were interred, the garden was officially opened by Rachel (Peter’s widow) and the Drury family, after which members enjoyed a doubles tournament.


A record 22 pairs competed, with victory going to Jo Bright and Bradley Doe in their final against Sidney Pinches (playing with Peter’s old racquet) and Matt Doe.


Thank you to everyone who organised, participated in, baked cakes, made tea and the spectators, for making this a truly memorable day.