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Avon Tennis Winter League Update….

The Avon Tennis Winter League got underway on Sunday 22nd October.  The last thing we wanted to hear in the lead-up was that Storm Brian was about to hit our shores that weekend.  Despite the blustery conditions some good quality tennis was played. The 1st team were at home against Knowle with 3 of the 4 rubbers going to 3 sets.  The match ended in a victory for Knowle by 6 points to 4. There were wins for Nicola Maddox and Fiona Gillison in the ladies doubles, and for Joe Partridge and Fiona in the mixed.

On the same day, our Seniors team travelled to play at Knowle. What a long day it was. Russell Franks and David Eynon had a marathon first set which they managed to win 14-12 in the tie-break.  Unfortunately they were unable to capitalise and eventually lost the match in a 3rd set Championship tie-break.   The ladies (Eleanor Bird and Joan McLoughlin) won their doubles 6-2 6-4.  In the mixed matches both went to 3rd set championship tie-breaks.  We lost both matches so we drove back to Bath with 2 points, sore feet and a determination to practice our tie-breaks.

Last Sunday, the 1st team were home again, this time versus Kings LTC.  They got off to a good start with Rod Valentine and Alex Hudson winning their men’s doubles and Nicola and Fiona winning the ladies. After the coffee break the team dominated both mixed matches to secure a fine 10-0 win.

The Seniors team came up against a strong Chipping Sodbury team.   Ann Tonge and Dave Eynon managed to win their mixed doubles 6-2 7-5, but the other 3 matches were lost. Ann and Eleanor had an evenly-contested match against their Sodbury opponents but were edged out 4-6 5-7.  There were no tie-breaks this time, but just the 2 points again to return home with.

Lansdown’s 2nd team get their campaign underway this Sunday with a home match vs Clifton.

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Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by the Lansdown Club to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure in England. The Lansdown Club are proud to have been recognised for achieving the standards necessary to obtain the Clubmark award.