On Friday 7th September The Queen’s Club Foundation hosted our inaugural City Tennis Tournament and dinner at The Queen’s Club. Friday evening after work, the sun was shining, the clay courts had been prepared by the grounds team, the Pimms was flowing courtside and the tennis whites were located. Eight teams competed for the trophy, four players from each company. Thank you to the companies who took part; Aberdeen Standard Investments, Brown Advisory, BNP Paribas, Cazenove Capital, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Odey Asset Management.
Each team played each other collating points along the way. The final took place between Brown Advisory and Goldman Sachs who both nominated their best players for the last match of the day. It was Goldman Sachs who triumphed and took hold of the trophy. All winners received a bottle of champagne and Fever-Tree – The Art of Mixing book.
Following the tennis tournament a dinner was held in The President’s Room for teams and spectators. We were honored to have Charles Rolls, Co-Founder of Fever-Tree as our speaker, who gave an insight into how Fever-Tree was initiated and the dramatic growth the company has experienced in the last few years.
To raise funds for The Queen’s Club Foundation the Hideaways Club very kindly donated a week’s holiday to one of their villas. These villas are not normally open to the public, only Members of the Hideaways Club.
We are pleased to announce the event raised £13,000 for the Queen’s Club Foundation, which will go towards supporting tennis, squash and real tennis projects in the local community of Hammersmith and Fulham.
The Trustees would like to thank everyone involved in making this event a success with special mention to; Charles Rolls, Fever-Tree; Robin Edwards, The Hideaways Club; Peter Mallinson for conducting the auction; Lee Childs for organising the tennis tournament; Vanessa Neill, QCF Trustee for organising the event and Moyses Stevens for part funding the flowers.
Due to success and feedback from teams who took part and those who attended the dinner, we have already booked the event in for next year and hope it will become an annual event.
With special thanks to:
Photos courtesy of Howard Cramer.