The weather forecast was miserable – light rain starting 5:30 pm and getting worse as time went on. As a result, only four brave souls attempted to play. More on that later.
However, there was still a sumptuous Gourmet Thai Dinner professionally prepared, and presented by Lesley, with Coconut Cake pudding provided by Anne Sophie.
On Thursday, Moira will be providing Lamb Tagine and pudding.
The order of play for Thursday will be:-
Since the grass was already slippery and the drizzle showed no signs of stopping, Jasper Tresidder and eighth seed Joseph Rigal started a men’s singles quarter final match on hard court 4. The court was a little slippery, and Jasper in particular slid into a few shots. Jasper has a particularly heavy serve, if a little inconsistent, but the damp court surface and heavy, wet balls, must have slowed that down somewhat. Joseph also has a heavy serve, but can rely on more consistency in most shots nowadays, as he plays more than Jasper.
Joseph was more consistent and able to cope with the conditions in the first set, which he took 6-1. The rain was getting steadily heavier, and that, and the likely necessity of playing on a hard court for a resumption on the Thursday, resulted in the retirement of Jasper, to give Joseph the match 6-1 (retired).
On hard court 5, 4th seed Posy Frederick and 2nd seed Marjan Denis started a ladies singles match in light rain. In the conditions, Posy broke Marjan more than once, to lead the first set 5-0. The match will resume on Thursday, hopefully on grass court 1.