Sidford Tennis Club's derby win

Sidford Ladies' A team have played three matches to date in division 2 of the Exeter and District Tennis League.

Sidford Ladies' A team have played three matches to date in division 2 of the Exeter and District Tennis League; whilst there was a good win from Jane Chalk and Jane Wakely, they opened their season with a 7-3 defeat at the hands of Exeter Golf & Country Club C team. Following this they faced a local derby against Sidmouth where team captain Marilyn Barlow with Mary Lowles led the village team record a convincing 8-0 victory; the two Jane's, Chalk and Wakely were again in fine form winning both their matches. In their next match Linda Reynolds came into the side to team up with Jane Wakely and with experienced pairing of Marilyn Barlow with Mary Lowles helped the team secure a 7-2 victory away at Okehampton to leave them lying fourth in the league.The club's men's team continued their recent good form with a hard fought 6-4 win against Dawlish B; both Sidford's pairings of Mike Dommett with Kevin Tratt and Paul Carter with Graham Baker easily beat Dawlish's number two pair before losing narrowly in three sets to the first pair. This leaves the team in fourth place in the league with games in hand on the teams above. They now look forward to local derby against Exmouth in their next match.The mixed team continue to struggle in their league, crashing to a 4-0 defeat against a Nomads team who included County star Kate Brown in their ranks.This result leaves the team rooted to the bottom of the league although they are hoping that their form will improve over the coming weeks.l The club are very keen to welcome along new members, particularly anyone interested in playing evening club and match tennis. For further details please visit the club website at, or go along to the club on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons or contact Graham, the men's captain on 07968 615735.

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