TENNIS: Louth teams seal important wins


Louth Tennis and Sports Centre teams took to the courts last weekend to play some important games in the County Doubles League.

Louth Ladies 1st team played a strong Bourne 1st team in an important game in their struggle to survive in Division 1.

Louth welcomed back Sally Dunnett and Penny Daniel from illness and injury giving Louth their strongest line up for many matches.

All the games were close and hard fought with Louth running out eventual winners by 7-2. Penny and Sarah Allinson won all 3 rubbers while

Judith Bedford and Rachel Allinson and Sally and Matilda Clark won 2 each. A good and important win for Louth.

A strong Louth Mens 2nd Team travelled to Boston to play Boston 2nds. Louths team of Dibber Clark and Matt Boothby,Tim Strawson and Neil Knapton and Marcus Nidd and Ian Roscoe ran out comfortable winners by 8-1, a very strong performance and convincing win.

Louth Mens 3rd Team took a team mixing experience and youth to play Grimsby 4 and came away with a 6-3 loss.

The team of David Billyeald and John Sadler, Adam Robinson and Matt Hall and Oliver Lyon and Freddie Carroll all played well, with debutantes Oliver and Freddie acquitting themselves well in their first senior outings and Adam and Matt winning all 3 of their rubbers.

Away from the centre Head Coach Edward Allinson captained Lincolnshire men in this summer’s County Cup. Club members Joe Wooley and Dom Beasley were also selected to play.

After promotion to Group 4, Lincolnshire did well to retain their place in the league, ahead of Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire.

Next summer, with a potentially stronger team available, Lincs should be able to make an even stronger representation.

Louth Ladies Coach Faye Button represented Lincolnshire Ladies in the County Cup and helped secure Lincs promotion to Division 4 – a great result for the ladies.

Junior member Ryan Scaman represented Lincs under-9s and made a winning debut for the team and then secured further victories in other tournaments coming fourth out of 40 players in Nottinghamshire. Ryan is progressing very well at the moment and can look to move forward in the game as he gets older.