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TENNIS: Horncastle club members fight out their own Davis Cup

Horncastle Tennis Club youngsters celebrate Davis Cup victory.
Horncastle Tennis Club youngsters celebrate Davis Cup victory.

Horncastle Tennis Club have enjoyed a great weekend supporting the GB Davis Cup team in the final this weekend.

Players were split into Andy’s team or Jamie’s team and fought out their own Davis Cup on the Horncastle courts. Teams included players from six years upwards and each competed against similar aged players from the opposing team.

The final team results saw Jamie’s team winning just in time for everyone to watch the actual Davis Cup doubles match on the TV in the clubhouse.

The ladies’ third team travelled to Collingham for their seniors winter league match on Saturday morning, having had a great start to this year’s campaign, winning their first two matches.

Collingham, however, proved too strong this week and the team consisting of Yvonne Thomas, Jayne Dyas, Sue Winter and Pearl Pilling lost all eight sets.

The ladies’ first team of Jane Clark, Sue Bowser, Mireya MacRury and Jenny Golland have also made a good start, with recent wins against Tealby and Collingham and a draw with Louth.

On the junior front, Horncastle Tennis Club continues to produce strong teams in all the age groups. The eight and under team of Jessica Frick Sophie Munks, Charlie Giles, Ellie-May Anderson and Charlotte Eagles are doing especially well, and looking to finish third or fourth in the county league.

With ever increasing junior numbers on the programme, Horncastle have fielded two teams in both nine and under and 10 and under this year. The first nine and under team of Max Wilson and Grace Sheldon are currently top of their league. Second team players Hannah Downs and Sam Baxter have yet to win a match but are competing well.

The 10 and under first team’s Matthew Hunter and Anya Robinson and second string twins Rowan and Redford Bramley have recorded some individual wins but haven’t managed a team win as yet.

The 14 and under boys of Ross Armstrong, Ben Tyrrell, Alex Armstrong and Jake Taylor won their last match against Tennis Buddies 6-0 to finish fourth in the league.

Even with the difficult winter weather, the Coronation Walk courts continue to be very busy with all five courts full on several evenings each week.


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