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DINNER DANCE 2005

With a lot to celebrate, we decided to hold this year's dinner in the Cathedral Close Refectory, spectacularly set beneath the spire.





Fantastic view of the Cathedral


The dinner was, as usual, beautifully organised by our Social Committee with entertainment conjured up by Fiona.

Mingling............
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......the table decorations.......
...and the drinking!.......
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Steve did an upbeat speech reviewing a fantastic year for the club. The facilities project has gone brilliantly! We have had tremendous success! Having completed on our 99 year lease in the Spring, opened a new court in September, the new floodlights are due to be operational by the middle of November & the new club house now has a roof & is due to get some windows next week!

On the court, we have had our most successful year ever. The Ladies A team won the Hants & IOW competition for the first time ever. The Men's have been promoted to division 2 (another first), both Apsley & both Southampton Winter Teams won their divisions as did the Ladies B Team, the Mens Over 45s & the Sarum A team who were victorious in Division 1 of both the Winter & Summer competitions!

John & Graham transported us forward in time to the 2006 Dinner & presented a very funny review of an equally successful year using a series of original and doctored photos. A lot of these were reproduced in the Riverside Calendar for 2006 which was handed out to everyone there. Here are a couple of the photos:



Nick finally won a singles title, even though it meant having to lie about his age


After paying the last of the bills Philippa realised that the sinking fund had finally sunk


Our president, Jim, then entertained us with a few jokes before presenting all the trophies.

Champion yet again!
New mixed doubles champs.
New ladies doubles champions.....
and, one half of the new men's doubles champions!
Mens vets winners.......
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...mixed verterans runners-ups