TENNIS: Grantham ladies go top of the tree

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Grantham Tennis Club ladies continued their great run of form at home on Saturday.

Victory over Louth took them to the top of the Lincolnshire First Division with the team comprising Lianne Tapson, Charlotte Palul, Mell Milner, Mell Bloodworth, Sophie Fletcher and Sally Walker. With one match remaining, the ladies are looking in a strong position to finish very high up the league.

The men’s first team travelled to Grimsby on the same day and also enjoyed a hard fought victory, six sets to three. The team were Andrew Isaac, Richard Cragg, Jon Quinn, Simon Cormer, Josh King and James Drennan.

On Sunday, Retford travelled to Grantham’s Arnoldfield courts for a Nottinghamshire League match. Janet Ibberson, Pam Aust, Jo Jones, Yvonne Walker, Sue Cox and Holly Richardson fought hard but lost 11-7.

The Nottingham Indoor League started at the weekend with Grantham’s first team facing Lady Bay. They lost a close match with the team of Richard Cragg, James Drennan, Lianne Tapson and Mell Milner.