Undefeated Grantham Tennis Club first team gain promotion

The Grantham Tennis Club men's first team that secured promotion.
The Grantham Tennis Club men's first team that secured promotion.
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Grantham Tennis Club men’s first team completed an undefeated Notts Winter League programme to gain promotion.

Club champion Andrew and doubles champion Jon played some great tennis to finish as top pairing on the day.

In addition to the victorious team, pictured in front of the nearly completed new clubhouse, other contributors to the season’s winning campaign were Josh King, Toby King, Evo Marsik, Kane Goswell, Darren Taxis and Ed Milner.

l The lady veterans first team faced Spalding away this week.

The team, captained by Liz Frobisher, consisted of four very strong players in Jackie Wilson, Sophie Fletcher, Liz Frobisher and Sally Walker. Jackie and Sophie won their game 3-1, and Liz and Sally were able to complete the match without dropping any points, winning 4-0, for a comfortable 7-1 overall victory.

l The men’s veteran second string narrowly lost their last game of the winter season, going down 5-3 away to a very strong Bourne side.

Although they still have a chance of promotion if all remaining games go their way, it is likely that they will finish third in the league and just miss out.

The team that faced Bourne was Nigel Birch, David Horton, John Legard and John Walker.

l Grantham men’s winter fourth team were beaten 67-41 at home to Caunton A. Despite being without captain David Hall, they still fielded a strong side consisting of Michael Cragg, Thomas White, David Horton, Chris Thurlow, Simeon Cook and John Legard.

Michael and Thomas played some great tennis, winning two matches with an overall score of 21-12. David and Chris also played well but lost all three of their matches, going down 24-2. Simeon and John gave everything they had on court and got better as the games progressed, but were narrowly defeated 7-5 in their last match.

l The mixed winter second string faced Caunton B away. Playing in very windy conditions, both teams found it difficult to sustain rallies,

Grantham lost their unbeaten record, going down 70 games to 38 against a strong Caunton side. Grantham comprised David Todd, captain Lorraine Walton, Johnny Ng, Elaine Pulfree, Sim Cook, and Sheena Gordine.