Ladies’ Captain’s Blogs March 2012

With just one postponed match for the second team to play, I have to report a solid performance by the ladies throughout the season. The First Team finished 6th out of 8 in a tough league while the Second Team have finished a commendable second behind Newbury (fielding an ex-Wimbledon player who was the only deciding factor in the 2-2 match!). The summit of the First Team’s achievement was the local derby against Crowthorne (who won the division), with a resounding 3-1 victory.

This all bodes well for Wellington Ladies’ Tennis. Our combined thanks again to Liz for her coaching and encouragement and to Ian Davis for his on-going, unflagging commitment to tennis. My personal thanks to all those players who have turned out on Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings and , of course, for matches (even when heavy snowfall threatened and arrived!).

Don’t forget if you’re interested in playing in the teams (we have four different competitions this summer) we always welcome additional players – please contact myself or Liz or anyone you know who plays in the teams for further information.

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Wellington Ladies’ Winning Ways

January is off to a flying start for the Wellington Ladies with the First Team beating Caversham by 1 set and the Second Team beating Caversham Park by 3 rubbers to 1. At last, Val Stephens has her wish to be on a winning side after several very narrow defeats in the first half of the season.

We have a great turn-out for Liz’s coaching on a Saturday (11am sharp – please book in at reception) and again on a Wednesday evening at 6.30 for match practice for anyone who turns up. New players (or returning old ones) always welcome and a special hello to Denise Ware who has recently joined the ‘Tennis Nuts’.

It makes my job so easy to have so many enthusiastic (and talented) players now in the squad and we will look forward to the Summer, when we have two teams in the Summer League, one in the Veterans’ (a misnomer I can assure you) and one in the AEGON.

My warmest thanks to Liz for her encouragement and coaching, and to Ian Davis for the support he gives to tennis and making things happen.

Pat Hartwell