TENNIS: Grantham club youngsters triumph in league opener

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Grantham Tennis Club’s Mini Red team impressed at the start of the new season of the Nottingham League on Sunday.

The team, for age eight and under, played some great tennis in glorious sunshine on Sunday. They had a great start to the new season by convincingly beating a strong Welbeck side 11-5 with the team consisting of Oliver Anderson, Toby Cullen, Luke Cullen and Lincoln Fleckney.

The men’s fifth team finished their season in style with a victory over Collingham. The team (hosting a match for only the second time on the new courts) enjoyed a very successful 113 games to 22 win. The team were Michael Cragg, Dom Newcombe, Simeon Cook, Ilya Paulavets, Paul Carpenter and David Hall.