Keynsham teams raring to go ahead of tennis winter league

Published on: 06 Oct 2012

Keynsham teams raring to go ahead of tennis winter league

With the tennis summer league matches finished for the year, preparations are now under way for the Avon LTA Winter league season. 

Fry’s have two teams entered.  Our 1st team will be looking to retain its status in what promises to be a very strong Division 2, while our 2nd team, after relegation the previous year, will be looking to bounce back at the first attempt from Division 4.

In addition to this, we also have a team entered in Division 3 of the Avon LTA Winter Veterans’ league.

After mixed success during the summer league all players are raring to go.  Matches begin in October and will end in March.

On a sunny Saturday at the beginning of September, Fry Tennis Club held an American Tournament, open to all senior players.  The 16 members who signed up came from across the various sections of the club.  Several of the summer league first team players put their names down and played with and against social members to provide some interesting play.  The age range was from 18 to 81!

An American Tournament means that players get a chance to play with and against most of the other players.  Seven rounds of four games were played and individual scores collated by the tournament referee, Mark Long.

A very close and exciting final was held when the top man and second lady played against the top lady and second man.  The tournament winners were Debby Williamson and Mike Fisher who beat Ann Mora and Julian Hellyer 7-5.

Along with afternoon tea before the final, everyone agreed it was a very enjoyable tournament and well worth repeating.  We just need to make sure the sun shines just as much next time.

If you would like to join our friendly club, contact Ann Smith on 0117 986 2845 for details.

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