TENNIS: Woodhall Spa club keep busy on court


Woodhall Spa Tennis Club’s mixed team have had an action-packed few weeks on the courts on Wednesday evenings, including two matches against local rivals Horncastle.

The team beat Horncastle firsts away from home, 6-3. Playing for Woodhall were Sue Leggate, Wendy Harrison and Aimee Maltby, and Ant Hawkins, Alex Wylie and Paul Dudgeon.

Horncastle second string met with the same scoreline, with Woodhall again winning 6-3. The team for this encounter was Wendy Baxter and Rob Thomas, Jenny Caswell and Ant Hawkins, and Alison Lauder and Paul Dudgeon.

However, this week Woodhall Spa came up against a very strong team, taking on Boston firsts who won convincingly, 7-2. Partnerships on this occasion were Sue Leggate and Ant Hawkins, Alison Lauder and Ryan Lawton, and Wendy Baxter and Paul Dudgeon.

The ladies’ first team, having won their first two matches of the season, played against Tennis Buddies on Wimbledon Men’s Final Day.

Several of the team’s experienced players were unavailable and so the junior girls stepped up to the mark and played in this match. They played well and learnt a lot from the experience which will stand them in good stead for the future.

Woodhall’s team were Sue Leggate and Alison Lauder, Bridgett Scott and Lauren Lee, and Izzy Storey and Ella Barr. Tennis Buddies came out on top, winning 7-2.