Bright start to new season

May 31 2019
Bright start to new season

THE summer tennis season got underway at Wells with newly painted bright blue courts and clubhouse.

Officially opened by club president Tasha Smith on Saturday, May 11, the five refreshed full size courts will be fit for the summer season and beyond.

Tasha said: “The club is delighted to start the new season with the courts looking bright and tidy and fit for purpose. Please come and visit us – we are always happy to welcome new people.”

Wells Tennis Club now starts its summer season with eight teams competing in the North Somerset League, coaching for juniors and adults available to non-members and its open days scheduled for Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21.

The club is continuing to work with Wells Rugby Club on its proposed move to Haybridge that could include indoor courts.

Just before the league season started, the club held its annual Easter Tournament on Easter Monday. It was well attended and there was a lively atmosphere in the fine weather that spanned the Easter weekend.

The format was an ‘American Tournament’ which rotates players and gives everyone the chance to play with a variety of partners. This leant itself to a very sociable and fun atmosphere with sudden death deuces and no lets on serves.

There were six rounds and the winners were presented with a suitably festive Easter egg. For the men, Dave Mills scored 25, pipping Martyn Holliday who scored 23. On the women’s side it was very close and Anne Fudge scored 23, edging out Tasha Smith who scored 22. Everyone stayed to enjoy some lunch as the day warmed up and the chocolate started to melt.