Two tennis clubs with a combined age of 258 years no head to head for the first time
Sara Jackson reports on a another bust weekend for Newark Lawn Tennis Club
Mixed 1st - Notts Nat. League Div 2
The Park 4 - 8 Newark
The team were confident after their previous national league win. Sara Jackson breezed through her singles 6-0 6-3 whilst Sam Smith was taken to a tie break but worked well under pressure to win 6-2 4-6 1-0. The pair continued strong in their doubles taking the first set 6-3 before The Park made a come back 6-7 to force a tie break which they won. Ashley Hallam/Steph Smith put in a strong performance in their doubles taking 6-4 6-4. Smith also dominated her singles round 6-2 6-3 whilst Ashley had to play a tie break for the rubber 4-6 7-5 0-1. The team now sit top of the Notts Div 2 National League and will play their final 2 matches on home ground in July.
Men’s 1st - Notts Nat. League Div 1b
Caunton 12 - 0 Newark
It was another deflating match for Newark men as they arrived at local rival, Caunton faced with an opposition with at least 3 club coaches but the players battled hard and took several games but no sets.
Men’s Seniors (o45) - Nat. League
Newark 0 - 8 The Queens Club
The club was buzzing for this match with spectators lining the courts and cucumber sandwiches at the ready but they were faced with a strong squad who were previous champions on the seniors national league.
Jon Thornton/Tony Gammage, Gary Brickles/Adrian Smith took several games between them but no sets.
Mixed 1st - Notts Full Format Div 4
Keyworth 7 - 11 Newark
With half the team in double match action this weekend it was a relief for the team to come away from Keyworth with an 11-7 win. Sam Smith/Sara Jackson started slow against a strong second pairing and lost their first set 6-1 before turning things around and taking their other 5 sets (5-1). James Lalyk/Steph Smith and Rich Hall/Katy Dines were consistent throughout and adding 3 each to the scoresheet.