TENNIS: Victorious Grantham veterans sitting pretty

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Grantham Tennis Club’s veteran second team recorded a good victory over Boston 3rd at the weekend.

The team, captained by Mike Roys who waiting to make a big comeback in the next few months triumphed 5-3 and comprised Nigel Birch, Martin Garratt, John Legard and a new addition to the team, David Horton, who played extremely well on his veterans debut.

The win sees Grantham sitting pretty at the top of the table with only one match to play.

l Undefeated in the Notts Winter League, the men’s first team travelled to Keyworth on Sunday. In difficult conditions and on slippery hard courts, the team of Paul White, debutant Evo Marsik, Simon Cormer, Josh King, Jonathan Cummins and James Drennan played solid tennis to narrowly win 58 games 50 and keep their record going.

With one more winter league match left to play, the team is aiming for another win and promotion before heading into the summer tennis season.

l The ladies’ third team played against Caunton B and managed to win 64-44. It was a great victory for the ladies and they put on a great display of tennis in doing so. The team, captained by Jo Carstairs, consisted of Katie Dines, Liz Stokes, Sue Cox, Sarah Isaac and Laura Dixon.

l The men’s winter fourth team played away at East Bridgford at the weekend. The team, comprising captain David Hall, Harry Larkin, Tom White, Michael Cragg, Sim Cook and Peter Elphick, gave it their all but the home side were too strong and narrowly edged the match overall.