The First Round of the Cup in the top division produced an exciting match when Ash A entertained Tennis C. It went the distance with Dave Halpenny, from Ash, proving the match winner with a full house. Graham Diplock and Paul Shakespeare each won twice for Tennis. Tennis A easily beat a two-man Cody A outfit 7-2 with Eliot Tilley. Paul Massey and Kevin Bown each won once but both lost to Cody’s Kin Chan.
In the Second Division Broadmoor A beat Bentley B 6-3. Pu Zhang was unbeaten for Broadmoor with Tony Gabriel supporting with a duo. This was matched by Bentley’s Paul Farrant.
In the Third Division Frimley C demonstrated why they are the team to beat in this division by sweeping aside Cody C 8-1. Pete Good and Derek Seager each notched up trios whilst John Eade won twice. Tennis F swept aside their club’s G team 7-2 with Darren Brown unbeaten and Bob Brown and Paul Jarvis each winning a couple but both lost to Martin Evans.
In the Fourth Division the match of the round was the encounter between Cody F and Ash G. It went the whole way with ash easing through 5-4. The star player was, undoubtedly, Cody’s young Phil Russell who was unbeaten. Ray Mears and Bob Murrell each won twice for Ash with Roger Fletcher picking up the other point. Crawley Ridge B beat Ash K 6-3 with Ron Bartlett undefeated and Peter Greenwood-Sleep bagging a brace as did Ash’s Stuart Wickham. Tennis J beat Broadmoor C 7-2 with Charles Burton notching up a trio for Tennis whilst his team mates Tushar Vaja and dave lewis each won twice but both lost to Malcolm Codd.
A couple of league games were played with, in the Third Division, Ash E getting the better of their D team. Amy Parkes secured a full house for the E team with Tom Gordon twice successful in support. Terry French won a couple for the D team. In the Fourth Division Ash H entertained their K team with the K team victorious 6-4. Dave Brown won all three for the K team with Stuart Wickham winning twice but the real star of the evening was young Ben Carr who won a couple for the H team and pushed the vastly more experienced Brown in four very tight sets.