The Leigh & Westcliff Lawn Tennis Association’s annual summer ball was another smash-hit success.

Hosted at the Boundary by Garon Park Cricket Ground the awards night was attended by close to 200 people.

And chairman of the association and event organiser, James Driscoll, was delighted with how the evening went.

“This was the sixth time I’ve overseen the event and undoubtedly the best one yet,” said Driscoll.

“Our guests created such a wonderful atmosphere and occasion.

“We were helped by the weather allowing us to use the outside area for drinks and extra space but I cannot recommend the Boundary enough.”

The evening included performances from local award-winning singer and player at Leigh Road Baptist, Joe Palmer.

And Driscoll has big plans for the event moving forward.

“Every year the attendance is getting bigger and I cannot wait to see the event develop over the coming years,” said Driscoll.

“I hope to play a part in helping it fulfil its potential but none of it is possible without the amazing support of my committee and club members.

“The planning is easy, the execution on the night is the difficult bit!”

Saturday’s event attracted players from 16 clubs that form the association that covers south east Essex.

The evening included the presentation of trophies for the last 12 months for all leagues, cups, and tournaments along with a post-dinner raffle with the money raised being donated to Chris Phillips’ charity fundraiser for SECE Mind at the end of the month.

This year also included a special award in memory of Lloyd Burton who tragically passed away last year aged 27.