Congratulation to us all. The new synthetic courts are ready and at precisely 9am everybody christened the first lawn (to be known as court 3) by each hitting a ball into the centre.
All balls were marked and the closest to the centre peg received a small prize.
The benefit of this was immediately evident. With a properly hit ball there is no deflection due to hoop wobble, but the ball neatly continues on its way, spinning itself through the hoop.
This, I am happy to report, is the case. With no hesitation and a few tests, Tom proved that Jump Shots are indeed possible.