Infected with Olympic enthusiasm

PUBLISHED: 15:32 10 August 2012

Tennis ball.

Tennis ball.


sidmouth Tennis Club Ladies’ A team have been infected with some of that Olympian spirit achieving two successive victories in the last couple of weeks, one away to Torquay and the other at home against Tunnels, each match obtaining the same points score of 6-2 in Sidmouth’s favour.

In the latter match, Debbie Snelgrove playing with Sue Wiltshire won both their rubbers in which Sue’s dominant volleying was a decisive factor demonstrating the impact of effective net play. Viv Bess and Di Kendall-Torry won one and lost one but overall it was a useful win against a team that might well have expected to take the points.

In the Torquay match, played on synthetic turf in humid conditions, Bess and Kendal-Torry gained revenge by coming out on top in the championship tie-break which they had narrowly lost against the same opponents in the home leg. Lesley Cranston and Debbie Snelgrove took a little time to adjust to the conditions and lost their first match in straight sets. Both pairs won the second rubbers convincingly. The team is in need of hard-earned points if it is to remain in the current division so these results were both necessary and welcome.

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