Appeal to ALL players entering in 2014
may be aware that during the 2013 Tournament we had
some problems in Brancaster, both on the beach and
on the village Recreation Ground and children’s play
area, mainly during the evenings
result of this was bad press on local radio and in
Following the Tournament, a meeting was held with
Borough Council, Hunstanton Town Council, Brancaster
Parish Council, Norfolk Police, Borough Councillors
and other bodies to look at this years concerns and
discus plans for 2014, to try and resolve this
problem before it arises next year.
number of tennis players involved was only a small
percentage of our entry. Many of those who were
involved were not tennis players but supporters and
friends from schools, down for tennis week.
ask that parents be aware of the problems caused
this year and the danger the children, some as young
as 12, faced on an unlit beach with very high tides.
It was also apparent that many were consuming
alcohol. This is a potential recipe for disaster.
Reports of public disorder, noise, litter and worst
of all broken bottles on the beach and children’s
play area are something we cannot and will not
you are considering entering next year please ensure
that this problem is not repeated. We ask that
parents take much more responsibility. Please
respect the towns and villages you stay in and give
thought to the people who live there.
appreciate that this appeal is not intended to the
majority of the players at Hunstanton but only to
the small minority, but it is something that has to
be brought to the attention of all if this
Tournament is not to be tarnished and its future
Last year was one of the best years for behaviour of
both players and spectators on the ground itself.
Make next year the best everywhere.
Chris Holt (Organiser)