The draw which was organised by Wynyard Park to mark this year’s staging of the world famous tournament, offered a top prize of five tennis lessons at David Lloyd Leisure in Stockton.
The second and third-placed prizes were top-of-the-range tennis rackets and tennis balls, donated by Wynyard Park-based Direct Sports Ltd – a major UK specialist for all racket sports, running, hockey and outdoor equipment.
The tennis lessons were won by Huntsman assistant accountant Jamie Robinson, 26, who is based at Titanium House – the chemical company’s global business centre for its pigments division on 700-acre Wynyard Park.
And he predicted that they might be just the incentive he needs to rekindle his interest in tennis, saying: “I used to enjoy playing at school but haven’t really played that much since. This might encourage me to get back into the sport.”
The runner-up was Jamie’s colleague Karen Fenwick, Huntsman’s head of communications, who won a top-of-the-range Babolat Pure Drive Lite GT tennis racket of the type used by US superstar Andy Roddick.
And the prize couldn’t have come at a better time as she and her family have recently started playing tennis at their local club in North Yorkshire.
Third prize was won by Dr Mark Tallon of Nutrisciences Ltd which is based in the serviced offices within Wynyard Park House. He received a Wilson Tour Lite BLX tennis racket and one dozen Head ATP tennis balls, again donated by Direct Sports.
Kimberley Anderson, Wynyard Park Ltd’s Executive Support Manager, said: “The prize draw ran for the two weeks of Wimbledon and we were delighted to receive around 500 entries. It complemented a number of other tennis-related initiatives, including a Wimbledon-themed menu at our in-house Java Café bistro within our Wynyard Park House HQ.
“This competition is a further example of how we like to show our tenants just how much we appreciate them and we are delighted to have been able to provide these prizes. We are particularly grateful to Direct Sports for donating the tennis rackets and balls.
“We are looking to run similar initiatives over the coming months, and we are already finalising plans to mark the Ryder Cup golf tournament in September.”