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Earl of Wessex DofE Real Tennis World Tour Reaches Prested Hall

12 September 2018
The Earl of Wessex with Essex DofE students

Earl of Wessex DofE Real Tennis World Tour Reaches Prested Hall

Thirty years after achieving his very own Gold Award, Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, is touring the world to inspire a new generation to sign up to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

The mode of inspiration? The ancient sport of Real Tennis! 

His aim is to play every Real Tennis court in the world, testing his skills against young people and community members. The challenge is set to raise substantial funds that will enable young people to start their DofE journey in the UK and abroad.

HRH The Earl of Wessex’s appearance on 16th July at Prested Hall, one of just 28 venues with Real Tennis available in the UK – and unique in the fact it has two courts, included a Champagne reception for guests whilst The Prince pitted his skills against Rob Fahey, the current Real Tennis World Champion.

In total, six Essex schools were present: Tendering Tech College, Colchester Sixth Form, Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Great Baddow High School, Stanway School and the Penny Meadow Centre for disabled young adults.


The results from the matches are as follows:

HRH & Ben Dickson v Kyle Hudson and Jake Mead 6/1

HRH & Cameron Sprott v Freddie Inglis and Archie Sprott 3/8

HRH & Amy Pye v Zak Ramjane and Edward Wilson 3/8

HRH & Tom Lucey v Bruce Hogarth-Jones and Mark Bargent 5/8

HRH & Stuart Levett v Steve Steadman and Mike Cotton 7/8

HRH & Chris Lindsey V Rob Fahey and Mike Carter 8/7


Are you inspired to push yourself mentally and physically, make friends for life, and experience adventure? Begin your DofE journey