Young Tennis Champions in Rhodesia in 1969!

A photo of Brooks Trophy participants in Mutare (Umtali then) in 1969. Des played Colin Dowdeswell in the final of the  National 18’s singles winning 6-3, 6-3 – and also won the doubles and mixed doubles titles. His sister Lorna is bottom right and step-brother Colin (who was a Wimbledon doubles finalist in 1975) is bottom left.

Brooks Trophy, 1969 – including Des and Lorna Evans (Benkenstein) and step-brother Colin Dowdeswell
Peter Dowdeswell, Antonia and Des at Nicola and Sean’s wedding in US Virgin Islands in May, 2012

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