Hamilton Tennis Club set for summer open day

Two local clubs want new people to give tennis a try
Two local clubs want new people to give tennis a try
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Hamilton Tennis Club is preparing for their open day on Saturday, June 24 for anyone who would like to try their hand at the sport or brush up on rusty skills.

There will be a drop-in session from 10am to 1pm for families and individuals of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome.

Free coaching will be available and rackets can be provided. Just turn up in trainers and something comfortable. Light refreshments will be provided.

* In the veterans’ leagues, Hamilton’s men’s first team of David Gildove, Steve Thompson, Nigel Crymble and Craig Tracey won 8-0 against David Lloyd Seconds, while the second team of Selwyn Carter, Graham Hall, Nigel Crymble and Patrick Whenham-Bossy lost 6-2 to Charnwood, with each pair winning a set.

The ladies’ second team of Chris Stevens, Margaret Roskell, Jan Jackson and Jo Draper-Moore lost 5-3 to Charnwood 2 with Chris and Margaret winning three sets.

The third team of Christine Stanley, Nicky Herbert, Trish Barber and Suzan Li also lost 5-3 to Charnwood Fifths.

Trish and Suzan won a set, while Christine and Nicky won two sets but also lost a tie-break which could have earned a draw.

The ladies’ first team were beaten 8-0 by an Ashby team who have been shooting up the divisions.

Team: Cindy Coulter, Lesley Greaves, Margaret Heggs, Polly Dolby.

* The men’s second team were disappointed to lose another close match when they were pipped 5-4 by Leicestershire D.

Jimmi Cox and Ben Catlin won two sets, while the pairs of Joe Jackson and Andy Douglas, and Mike Crane with Andy Stevens each won a set.

The third team lost 6-3 to Leicestershire G in their re-arranged match with each pair winning one set

Team: Will Harrison, Doug Hacking, Nigel Crymble, Craig Tracey, Graham Hall, Selwyn Carter.

* Sileby Seconds whitewashed the men’s fourth team of Barrie Farnsworth, Edwin Shufflebotham, Joe Cunningham, Steve Plaistow, Daniel Belcher and Nathan Morgans 9-0, and Hamilton’s ladies first team of Margaret Heggs, Margaret Shufflebotham, Lesley Greaves, Cindy Coulter, Sue Corfield and Sue Harrison lost by the same score to top team Hinckley.