Wells A claim tennis league’s top spot
WELLS A team have secured top spot in the North Somerset Tennis League.
The club’s leading men’s team had their place at the top of the league confirmed recently by the league chair.
Having only just been promoted to Division One, the A team had their best season ever thanks to the commitment and determination of a dedicated band of regular players.
Men’s captain Dave Mills said: “We’ve had a fantastic summer season and I’d like to thank all the players that where involved in making this an extremely successful year for Wells Tennis Club. The commitment from our regular players and our new members, some who have never even played league before, has meant it’s been tough, but ultimately worthwhile. Well done all.”
In their final week of the season, Wells A team had a tough match away at local rivals Wedmore A, but a 9-4 win rounded off an impressive season.
Wells B team secured promotion with second place in Division 5, Wells C team have to hope that other results go their way in order to avoid relegation to Division 6, and Wells D finished as league leaders in Division 7 and so will be promoted to Division 6 for next season.
Their results show an increasing strength in depth and Wells Tennis Club will look to encourage more players who wish to participate next season. Particular praise must go to Colin Blatchford-Brown who captained the D team to top spot in Division 7 while giving new players their first experience of league tennis.
• Picture: From left, Seth Cunningham, James Edwards, Matt Goatcher and Jon Parsons of Wells A