It takes more than a global pandemic to stop Des opening the Northern’s grass courts on time …
Working single-handed and eking out the remains of last year’s lining fluid, Head Groundsman Des Ruchwaldy had three grass courts ready for Thursday morning. Now that the fluid delivery has finally turned up, the rest will follow.
And first on court to launch the grass season was Club member and international tennis star Naomi Broady. “With the entire grass season being cancelled this year, I was really disappointed I wouldn’t get to play on my favourite surface at all,” said Naomi, who has clocked up nearly 30 singles and doubles titles on the international circuit.
“I was so excited to hear they’re now open! We’re so lucky to have a groundsman like Des who has worked so hard and got them ready and open for us all to enjoy.
“They are playing beautifully as always and it gives us a chance to enjoy this lovely weather safely during lockdown.”
Grass, synthetic and clay courts are all bookable via MindBody.
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