TENNIS: Ed’s still eyeing up Rio 2016

Ed Holt. EMN-140414-131834001
Ed Holt. EMN-140414-131834001

Louth Tennis & Sports Centre played three matches over the weekend with varying success.

Fellow club member Ed Holt continues in his quest to be part of the British Paralympics Squad for Rio 2016.

Ed recently won his first Futures tournament taking his world ranking to 90 and doubles ranking to 79.

Ed needs to achieve world rankings of 50 to qualify for Rio. Over the next few months the Centre will be holding fundraising events to assist Ed in

his quest.

On Saturday afternoon (April 12). Louth Ladies 2nd Team played an injury depleted St James Grimsby 2nd Team. A strong Louth Team of Sarah Brattan, Claire Tye, Judith Brook, Judith Bedford, Sarah Allinson and Ruth East ran out winners by 8-1.

On Sunday (April 13), Louth Mens 3rd travelled to Lincoln to play Eastgate 2nd. Eastgate proved too strong for Louth and were comfortable winners by 8-1.

A Louth Team of David Billyeald, John Sadler, Steve Robinson, Miles Fisk, Seb Barker and Dan Vasey was a good mixture of experience and youth, which we hope will prove a good foundation for the future.

The Mens Aegon 1st Team travelled to Scunthorpe to play Appleby Frodingham and were very easy winners. A strong Louth Team of James Lake, Ed Allinson, Josh Elliott, Alex Davis and Morgan Vickers won the tie 6-0.

During the week club member Joe Wooley won both the U16 and U18 Grade 2 eventsheld at Nottingham. These are two more notable victories for Joe who is currently ranked No 2 in his age group in Great Britain and places him well in his quest to achieve a senior world tour ranking this year.