TENNIS: Grantham ‘minis’ perform well on the road

Grantham Tennis Club mini Reds, from left - Harry Chambers, Toby Cullen, Luke Cullen and Oliver Anderson.
Grantham Tennis Club mini Reds, from left - Harry Chambers, Toby Cullen, Luke Cullen and Oliver Anderson.

Three Grantham Tennis Club ‘mini’ teams travelled to Boston to play in the indoor Lincolnshire League at the weekend.

The mini Red team consisted of Oliver Anderson, Jack Butler, Ava Holt and Harry Chambers. Both sides played some great tennis with Grantham coming out on top to win overall.

The mini Oranges comprised Elliott Fisher and Jake Cullen. The two boys have shown real improvement in coaching sessions which they put into practice against a strong Boston side and recorded a convincing 4-1 win.

The Green team of Jake Gibbons and Nitesh Shyam have been playing great tennis recently and did the same again at the weekend. But although they played well, they narrowly lost 3-2, with all the match results extremely close.

l Two mini teams from Grantham played in the Nottinghamshire League at Caunton. The mini Red team, consisting of Oliver Anderson, Toby Cullen, Luke Cullen and Harry Chambers, played excellently to record an 8-8 draw.

The Orange team of Martha Patton, Eve Kimberley and Cameron Anderson played Maskills Rascals Orange. They played to the best of their ability but the opposition were too strong this time and they went down 7-2 in a well fought out battle, dropping them to second in the league.

l The men’s veteran first team played at home this weekend to a strong Boston side. Comprising of Barry Priestley, Karel Meuwissen, David Blanchard and Martin Garratt, the team played some consistent tennis but the Boston side were just too strong, winning 5-3 in a very close match.

l The indoor mixed second team played Magdala 3rd at Nottingham Tennis Centre on Sunday evening. Captained by Jackie Wilson, the team consisted of Simon Cormer, Karel Meuwissen and Liz Williams. They put on a great display of tennis and managed to comfortably win 38 games to 25.