Horncastle survive drop for another season in top flight
HORNCASTLE Tennis Club’s ladies first team is celebrating after securing First Division status for another year.
After securing promotion in 2011, it was always going to be a tough challenge for the Horncastle line-up in the top flight.
The season started well with a good win against Boston 2 but it took until the penultimate match to get the next win against Appleby Froddingham.
Key players were unavailable in the middle of the season and the team suffered some agonisingly close defeats on tie breaks.
With the league now complete, Horncastle can now look forward to the challenge of Division One tennis again next year.
The mini tennis teams began their winter county leagues this week. The first opposition was Boston 2.
Representing Horncastle in the mini red U8 team were Max Wilson, Seth Davidson-Petch and Jack Robertson.
Max won three out of four singles matches, Seth won two out of four and young first time match player Jack won once. Max and Seth teamed up to win their doubles to make the final score 11-7 in Boston’s favour.
Playing mini orange U9 were Joseph Sheldon and Charlie Tant. Joseph fought back from one set down to win a great match in three sets. Charlie served well but the opposition was too strong on this occasion. The final score was 4-1 to Boston.
The U10 mini green team of Alec “Spud” Sykes and Freddie Dobbin lost all their games but had some close scores. Alec was unlucky to lose an 8-6 tie break - with both boys playing some amazing tennis.
The mini team players are now practising at least twice a week at the club under the watchful eyes of coaches Karl Sutton, Shirley Sutton and Faye Button who are looking forward to watching their progress during the league which runs until March.
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