Wellington Tennis Club’s ‘A’ team maintained their unbeaten record this season by defeating Trull ‘B’ 7-3 in sets.
The result means that the ‘A’ team will almost certainly be promoted to Division 1 at the end of the season. Sue Rackley, the club’s Chair, said, “This is a great achievement for a small club like ours. We have some dedicated players who enjoy competitive tennis – but they’ll need to play regularly over the winter to be prepared for this tough division.”
The club received some welcome news this week about funding for the third court. Sue added, “We’re very excited to be edging closer to our financial target. As a result, some ground work will commence after the cricket season is over. This work will benefit all the clubs who share use of the Playing Field. The club should also hear some news from the Sport England’s Community Asset Fund at the end of the month.”
For the second time this season, Wellington ‘B’ team’s men were left in the dark due to court lights being turned off before their match was completed. This time it happened away at Minehead where the courts are in a residential area. The points for the last set were split and the final score was 5.5 – 4.5 in sets to Minehead.
Sue Rackley said, “This is frustrating. Minehead need to start their matches at 6pm instead of half past. We had to stop for a while due to heavy showers and it didn’t help that one of the first matches went on for over an hour and a half.”
The ‘B’ team’s final match will be played at the end of the month away at Wiveliscombe.
Courts can be booked for games during the school holidays at C&C Carpets for £6.