TENNIS: Grantham club holds half term activities for children

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Grantham Tennis Club put on activities for youngsters at Arnoldfield during the half term holiday.

Performance lessons were run by Richard Surtees and a half term camp led by Paul Kennedy also attracted many children. A Mini Green competition was held last Thursday and won by Jake Gibbons who triumphed in all his matches.

The ladies’ second team travelled to Horncastle and comprised Angela Anderson, Megan Jones, Cerys Jones and Ella Tapson. The team played some good tennis and the matches were very close, but the experienced Horncastle side were clinched te close rubbers and came out on top.

The men’s first team had a home match against a strong Bourne side in the Lincs League on Saturday.

The team consisted of Simeon Cook, Andrew Isaac, Dominic Newcombe and Michael Cragg and, as always, played to a high standard to take victory.

The lady veterans took on Grimsby at home on Saturday. The team of Liz Frobisher, Pam Aust, Liz Isles and Sheena Gordine battled well in the tough, windy conditions, with the final result a 4-4 draw.

Playing at home in the Nottingham League on Sunday, the men’s first team met a strong Farnsfield A side.

Both teams adapted well to the windy conditions but it was Grantham took victory in the tricky conditions, triumphing without losing a match. The pairings were Paul White and Kane Goswell, Darren Taxis and James Drennan, and Josh King and Andrew Isaac.

The veteran men’s first team then played a strong Grimsby side in the Lincolnshire League. The team comprising Karel Meuwissen, David Blanchard, Robert Isaac and Neil Robertson lost 3½-½.