2016 Boodles Tennis at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa
PUBLISHED: 09:03 09 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:03 09 August 2016
Cheshire’s most stylish garden party, Boodles Tennis, returned once again to The Mere.
2016 Boodles Tennis
Boodles girls; Fiona Brett, Ruth Riley, Claire Marshall, Diane Green, Hayley Priest and Susie Grantchester
Shane Love pouring some Nyetimber English sparkling wine for Kathy Bateson, Kate Horlock and Sarah Legge
Kirsty O'Carroll and Catherine Sandow
Derek and Julie Davies with William and Francesca Upfield
Tournament Director, Vicky Collins (centre) with Cheshire Life's Kate Wilson and Jackie Allen
The Nyetimber double decker bus
Boodle's Jonathan Gould with potential customers, Gladys and Natalie Hawe
Tournament organisers, Jenny Curtis and Vicky Collins
Kate Wilson on The Nyetimber double decker bus
All aboard....Harriet Hill and Jasmine Christy on board the Nyetimber double decker bus
Paul and Claire Milner with Jackie Allen, Kate Wilson, Shirley and Mark Leddy
Lucianne Janikiewicz and Laura Jones
Tournament Director, Vicky Collins with Tim Crutchley, Maria Cooper and Boodle's Chairman, Nicholas Wainwright
Hilary Spooner, Gemma Sowerby and Rachel O'Hare
Rolls Royce cars by the entrance
Maxine Valentine, Christina Georgaltis, Tina Brown and Lesley Haycox
Thomas Enqvist, Henri Leconte, Xavier Malisse, Mikael Pernfors and Goran Ivanisevic gather round a Rolls Royce convertible
Glasses of Nyetimber and Aspall flowed as over 1,000 guests enjoyed a sunny day courtside at the annual Boodles Tennis at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Knutsford.
Guests were treated to summery cuisine inspired by local ingredients, courtesy of the hotel’s executive chef, Kevin Clark. Visitors perused high fashion pieces in the Harvey Nichols pop-up shop and admired gleaming Rolls Royce cars.
Tennis legends Goran Ivanisevic, Henri Leconte, Mikael Pernfors, Xavier Malisse and Thomas Enqvist took to the court to provide entertaining competitive singles and exhibition doubles matches. Guests also had the opportunity to try and beat Xavier in the Myerson’s ‘fastest serve’ competition.
The occasion raised over £7,000 for St. Ann’s Hospice and the Trafford Deaf Children’s Society. Prizes won included business class flights to a holiday in the Maldives, courtesy of sponsors Etihad Airways and Elegant Resorts, and a beautiful necklace donated by Boodles. w