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Grantham Tennis Club enjoys successful evening at county awards

GTC Members accepting the Club of the Year award. (2139620)
GTC Members accepting the Club of the Year award. (2139620)

Grantham Tennis Club had a successful evening at the Lindum LTA Lincolnshire Tennis Awards held at The Showroom, Lincoln.

The annual awards were a chance to celebrate the hard work of the county’s many clubs, players and volunteers.

GTC won both the Lincolnshire Club of the Year and Disability Programme of the Year Awards, the latter for the second year running.

Club chairman Lianne Tapson won the Lifetime Achievement Award for the MBE she received for services to tennis and sport in Lincolnshire.

Angela Halton, who is starting to play in regional and national events, won Junior Girl of the Year.

Also celebrated were the club’s league winning teams: the Lincs Division One Aegon Team Tennis Mixed 9&U and Girls 12&U, Lincs Mini Tennis Team League 8&U Red, Aegon Team Tennis National Women, Aegon Team Tennis Lincs Women Division One Lincs Senior Summer League Ladies Division Three, Lincs Doubles League Men’s Division Three B and Ladies Division One and Lincs Autumn League Men’s Division Two.

Grantham TC Orange A played a very strong Boston side last weekend, triumphing 8-2.

In a highly competitive fixture, Grantham’s U9 team played clever tennis and won four of the matches in three sets. The boys showed some great doubles play that they have worked on during their lessons at the club.

Representing Grantham were Toby Park, Henry Thomas, John Sheardown and Noah Rogers.

Louth defeated Grantham's Orange B 8-2. However, the young Grantham U9 side did very well with a deciding set played in five of the 10 matches.

Representing Grantham were Elijah Killen Smith, Sam Finlan, Luke Daybell and Nishik Shyam.

Grantham 9&U third team, containing three debutants, played Boston 9&U second team last Sunday, with the match finishing as a 10-10 draw.

Pre-match nerves were understandable with most of the team unsure of what to expect. However, all played extremely well and with a smile on their faces, with the result reflecting how well matched the two teams were.

Representing Grantham were Joshua Lane, Lewis Pimlott, Thomas Parr and Joseph Chambers.

The 16&U boys continued their team tennis campaign with a trip to Boston on Saturday afternoon.

The team of Aaron Fleckney, Jack Croft, Thomas Legard and Ben Greening fought hard, but ultimately found the level against a strong Boston side too testing.

Congratulations went to Ben Greening for playing his first team tennis match for the club. The team will next compete in late June.


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