Tennis tournament in Ripon

The presentation of the Jim Jackson trophy. (S)
The presentation of the Jim Jackson trophy. (S)
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A charity tennis tournament held at Ripon Tennis Centre has raised £590 for local people with dementia and their carers through charity fundraisers, the Acorn Committee.

The tournament of 15 couples from across North Yorkshire was held in memory of Jim Jackson who was a keen tennis player and helped to develop the club at Ripon and who died of Alzheimer’s a few years ago.

The trophy for the winners was donated by his widow, Janet Burton, who is also a keen player and who is seen presenting the Jim Jackson trophy to winners Ann Wilson and Nick Hatch of Bedale Tennis Club alongside runners-up Sara Knox and Chris Partridge of Ripon Tennis Centre.