Sidmouth Tennis Club enjoying a sizzling season

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Wimbledon may be over for another year but there’s still plenty to play for at Sidmouth Tennis Club, writes Kate Truman.

Summer league fixtures will continue well into August and the thriving junior section of the Club has also been busy competing.

In terms of the club’s adult section there have been solid performances all round from the teams playing in the Exeter and District League so far this summer, despite both men’s and ladies’ teams being beset by various injuries and absence.

The men’s B team looks on course for a well-deserved end of season promotion from Division Seven to Six, whilst the men’s A team is grittily focused on maintaining its current position in Division Five.

Both teams have been augmented by several talented juniors – Harry Ensall, Louis Spalding, Jed Ionov-Flint, Jonny Surtees and Ollie Truman – who have really stepped up to the mark and proved a major asset for the club.

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The ladies’ A team is going strong in Division Two and the ladies’ B are also holding their own in Division Four.

Both teams look set to comfortably maintain their current league table positions with a striking chance of possible promotion for either if crucial points can be won over their remaining few matches.

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Meanwhile, this year, the club has for the first time entered a ladies’ C team into the Exeter and District Tennis League. The new team comprises a mix of rapidly improving adults and juniors and is testament to the skill, hard work and constant encouragement provided by club coach Sue Wiltshire.

They are all very much enjoying their first taste of competitive league matches and, of course, the traditional post-match suppers!

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