tennis club holds annual tournament in Jo's memory
annual ladies doubles tennis tournament played in memory of Jo
Gooden, a past member of Burnham-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club,
was played at the weekend.
Gooden (nee Champion) was a very popular member and prominent
County player who was tragically killed in an accident at a young
family have been loyal supporters of the Avenue Club for many
years and her father Dick Champion, presented a lovely cup in
her memory which is played for every year.
himself is also remembered with great affection by the club and
it was his idea to start the tradition of presenting the winners
with engraved tumblers, this being continued by one of Jo's sisters,
Jean Booth, who is a keen supporter of the tournament and who
presents the prizes every year.
tournament is played in a very relaxed and social atmosphere with
players coming from tennis clubs around Somerset.
year Elaine Amos (Avenue) and Stellar Millard (Yeovil) beat Sheila
Jenkins (Street) and Poo Jenkins (Avenue) in the final, but everyone
taking part enjoyed an excellent day's tennis.
Competitors at the tournament with Jean Booth holding the trophy