Wellington Tennis Club are celebrating a good week – wins on court and £446 from Waitrose’s Community Matters Award.
The club’s Chair, Sue Rackley, said, “It’s been fantastic week of results for us. We’re playing to win and this competitive attitude is paying off across all ages ranges in the club. Another bonus was receiving the good news about the award and we’ll invest this in our junior programmes.”
Playing in continuous light rain, ‘B’ team beat Trull D 7-2 in a close match. Captain Janet Dobson said, “It was a really enjoyable match. It’s always great when both teams are a similar level. Last time we met, every match went to a championship tie-break and we lost them all! So, it was a satisfying result.”
They repeated their current good form by beating Minehead E 9-0 later.
The ‘A’ team were also on winning form. Captain Carl Puzey, Elizabeth Deem, Lydia Cross beat Taunton B 7-2 but ‘C ‘ team were not so fortunate playing on tricky grass courts at Elms Tennis Club. In a mixture of fun and frustration on the sometimes bumpy grass, 15 year old Georgie Simms and Charles St George won their close match 7-5, 7-5.
At the weekend, it was the juniors turn to impress. Georgie Simms, Lydia Mitchell, Patrick Smith and Peter Thorne beat Trull 13-5 in the 17U league match. Play was a high standard of hard hitting ground strokes good communication between pairs in doubles matches. On Sunday, in fine drizzle, the 14U team beat Misterton 18-0. Oliver Kennedy, Daniel Thorne, Jonathan Thorne, Cameron Forrest and Tom Simms were too strong for Misterton – a team entering this league for the first time.
Sue added, “We now have a Sunday afternoon 4 pm session where non-members can Pay & Play for £5. We would like to use this session to attract new members who can’t find the time during weekdays to play.”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. The public court can be booked at C&C Carpets for £6 an hour.