Tennis: ‘Wood’ you believe it

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Tanuj Agrawal and Louise Fisher were crowned the champions at Virgin Active’s annual ‘wooden racquet’ tournament at their Thorpe Wood base.

All the players have to use racquets that haven’t been manufactured in any great numbers since the early 1980s.

The competition requires good touch and timing rather than power and pace, and Agrawal and Fisher coped best on the day.

The event attracted a bumper entry (right) to the indoor bubble at Thorpe Wood.

Tennis guru at Thorpe Wood John Rudd collects wooden racquets throughout the year for use in the competition.