23 April 2018, by Chrissie Martin
We had 3 teams playing in the LTA’s Team Tennis last weekend.
All could be seen sporting new team kit bearing our new sponsor’s logo – Chris Lewis Fire & Security / Chris Lewis Smart Home.
Our men’s first team had a fantastic start in their first match in the National Division having been promoted from the Regional last year, beating West Hants, Bournemouth 8-4 thanks largely to Ben Calnan who won a 2.30 hour thriller in the singles. Jack, Ben and Jon all started their playing careers at the club and it’s great to see them build on the unbeaten success they had last year in the Regional division!
Our ladies’ firsts didn’t fare as well, losing 12-0 to a very strong Nuffield Health team (cumulative age difference 70 years!). Turning out for the team were Nicky Hull, Gail Buswell, Mary Joiner, Clare Bucknell and Lara Frank.
Our U12 Boys team of Django, Arthur, Bobby and Monty were incredibly unlucky losing a very tight match to Oxtalls, Gloucester on a tie break shoot out 6-7.
The ladies play again on Sun 22nd at Witney.
The boys play again next Sat 28th at home v East Gloucs, start 1.30pm.
Men’s National division team play at home at 12pm next Sun 29th v Halton (a team comprising 1.1 and 1.2 rated players).
Men’s 1st team in the County division play next Sunday away v Abingdon
We wish them all well and please try to get along to support the home teams next weekend, there will be some amazingly good tennis played!