Wedmore Tennis Club held their Finals day on Saturday 17th September at the club courts on Blackford Road.
The glorious weather ensured a good turnout to view the 5 matches that were played. In the Men’s singles James Mitchell was too strong for Matt Drew, who courageously played whilst carrying an injury.
In the Boys final Oscar Ham and Jake Savage had a great match on court 3. They both started nervously, however they got in the swing of it towards the end of the first set which Oscar won 6-1. In the second set Oscar started to pull away from Jake despite a last minute effort from Jake to try and bring the score back level. Oscar was too consistent and finished the second 6-2. Club coach, James Mitchell, said it was a great effort from both boys and a pleasure to watch.
The spectators enjoyed some excellent food and drink whilst basking in the afternoon sun. The Ladies doubles final was won by Tess Hodsgson and Clare Gass who beat Olivia Evans and Liz Randall. The Men’s Doubles Final saw the return of James Mitchell who partnered James Halford to overcome Matt Purcell and Mike Robinson who fought gallantly. The last match of the day was an Exhibition mixed Doubles match. Matt Drew partnering Shirley Turner had already won the competition ahead of finals day and took on Glen Boxer and Sarah Cunningham. After an entertaining and closely fought first set Matt and Shirley dominated the second set to secure the win.
If you are not a member and looking for a different form of exercise over the winter, please consider tennis as a fun and healthy option. If you are a novice, you have the opportunity to play in rusty racket sessions or social tennis. If you have played before, and enjoy competitive tennis, we will soon have teams playing in the NSTL winter league with teams competing in the regular winter league as well as the veteran divisions for the over 50’s. Many of our members just come along to play doubles with friends at a time to suit them. There are various opportunities for all ages and all standards.
We have two very experienced coaches who run extensive coaching courses throughout the year for members and non-members. Coaching programmes include: ADULTS – Adult Mixed Coaching, Rusty Rackets, Ladies’ Beginners, Ladies’ Improvers, Cardio Tennis, Individual Coaching. JUNIORS – Group Coaching from tots to teens, plus Individual Coaching. Information is available through our website: www.wedmoretennis.co.uk or contact our head coach at: [email protected] or visit their ‘Wedmore Tennis Coaching’ page on Facebook or ‘Wedmore TC Official’ on Instagram.