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A tennis tournament, which took place on 1 July at the Winchester College grass courts, has raised £850 for Friends of the Family. Seven couples took part in the tennis championship in the blistering heat to raise funds for the charity which supports vulnerable children and families across the Winchester district.

The players were among the last to enjoy the grass courts at Winchester College which are now being removed as work starts on a new sports complex this summer.

The event was sponsored by Knight Frank, who also supplied the balls. Following their matches, players enjoyed afternoon tea overlooking the courts.

The eventual winners were Ollie Mitchell and Amy Lush. Ollie, an old boy of Winchester College, said: “It was a pleasure to play on the grass courts for one last time and to be able to raise money to support families in the area whilst having fun.”

Friends of the Family Trustee, Chrissie Morse, organised the event. She said: “It was a very happy afternoon spent playing competitive tennis knowing that we were raising funds for parents and children who are facing very difficult circumstances and who need our support.”

To find out more about Friends of the Family, go to or call 01962 864466.