TENNIS: Grantham lady veterans triumph at home

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Grantham Tennis Club lady veterans’ first team triumphed over Grimsby 2nd at Arnoldfield on Saturday.

Captained by Liz Frobisher, Grantham steam-rollered the visitors 8-0 overall. The pairings were Liz Frobisher and Wendy Stewart, and Jackie Wilson and Liz Isles, who performed extremely well to both win 4-0.

The ladies will be hoping to carry on with their winning ways when they meet their next opponents who will be a strong Boston side at the start of December.

The men’s first team, captained by Paul White, played away to Nottingham Castle on Sunday. The pairings were Paul White and Simon Cormor, James Drennan and Kane Goswell, and Andrew Isaac and Josh King. The team played some great tennis and outclassed the opposition completely, winning 72-36.

That made it four wins from four and, with two games left to play, they are looking good for promotion. Their next match is against Keyworth in the New Year.

The men’s veteran winter first team took on a very strong Boston 2nd on Sunday. The Grantham side were captained by Barry Priestley and consisted of Rob Isaac, David Blanchard and Karel Meuwissen. The experienced team managed to win the match and only lost one rubber, with the overall score 7-1.

The team will be hoping to dominate again in their next match against St James’ first team next month.

The third mixed team travelled to Nottingham Tennis Centre on Sunday evening to face a very strong Woodthorpe side. The team, captained by Rob Isaac, were Colin Walton, Andrew Isaac, Jo Jones and Holly Richardson.

With a strong side themselves, Grantham managed to put up a great fight but the home team were just too strong and just managed to clinch the overall victory. Grantham’s next match is against Sutton Bonington 2nd in December.

The Grantham Mini Red team played Southwell away with the team comprising Oliver Anderson, Harry Chambers, Jack Street and Jacob Boneham. The team faced strong opposition but played as well as possible, every player winning at least a match apiece, but they narrowly lost overall.