Colchester & District Tennis League

 

 

 

 

Current News

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CURRENT NEWS

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We are over half way through the Season with over 220 results in so far .

The League Tables are available from the 'home' page and a summary of the recent results

is available from the link below .

The latest report by the League's Press Officer is also below.

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RULE CHANGES

There were two important changes to the Rules adopted at the 2017 AGM. Please take time to

read Rules III.6f and Rule III.8d (see below for link to Rules)

 

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THE LEAGUE'S PRESS OFFICER'S REPORT (No.6 & 7)

Frinton A and The Essex A were both dominant in their Stringer"s World Colchester and District Tennis league Mixed Premier Division matches, winning 9-0 against Dedham A and The Officer's Club A, to keep up the intensity of their battle for the title. Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club A registered a fourth victory of the season, defeating Kirby A 7-2 and are looking to gain promotion from Division One. Spring Lane A are possibly heading the other way after 8-1 and 6-3 losses to Frinton B and Lexden Hill A. Dedham B and Kirby B were both victorious in the closely matched Division Three. There is no stopping West Mersea at the top of Division Four, notching up a fifth consecutive victory, this time a 7-2 success against The Essex C. Curtis Austin and John Howe won three sets for Kirby A in their 5-4 victory over Spring Lane A in Men's Division One. Dedham B went clear at the top of Division Two following a 6-3 defeat of second placed Frinton B. Little Clacton moved off the bottom of Division Three with Gerry Borley and John Russel winning three sets in their sides 5-4 victory over Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club B.

Lexden Hill A gained an important win in the Men's Division One of the Stringers World Colchester and District Tennis league. With four out of the five teams in this division in danger of relegation all points are vital and Lexden Hill's 6-3 victory over The Officer's Club B took them five points off the bottom. The Officer's Club B then won 7-2 against Kirby A to move level with Lexden Hill. In Division Three, West Mersea pulled clear at the top after defeating second placed Kirby B, 8-1.

Helen Bennett and Karen Capon were successful in two tie breaks in Lexden Hill A's 5-4 victory over The Essex A in the Ladies Premier Division. Frinton A are now top of this Division after defeating Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club B 8-1. In Division One, Colchester Officer's Club A alleviated relegation fears with a 7-2 victory over Lexden Hill B. The Essex B remain unbeaten in this division following a 6-3 defeat of Kirby A. Also unbeaten are Wivenhoe A in Division Two although they were made to fight hard by Spring Lane A in their 5-4 victory. The Essex D missed an opportunity to go top of Division Three when they lost 5-4 at home to the Officer's Club B, who had Anna Bisco and Pippa Garbutt in excellent form, winning all their three sets. Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club C lead this Division after defeating The Essex E 8-1.

In the Mixed Premier Division, Dedham A have given themselves a chance of avoiding relegation following a first victory. Duncan Hewitt and Laura Cuddon-Large showed great fighting spirit in winning all their three sets in a 5-4 win against the Officer's Club A. In Division Two, Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club B inflicted a first defeat on The Essex C, winning 5-4 but Wivenhoe A are top following a 9-0 defeat of Spring Lane B. Dedham B with 6-3 and 5-4 victories against Kirby B and Lexden Hill B respectively are looking strong in Division Three. West Mersea are well clear at the top of Division Four following their sixth consecutive victory of the season, beating David Lloyd A 6-3.

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OUR SPONSOR

The Colchester & District Tennis League is very pleased to announce that the League will be sponsored by Mr Bob Smith of 'Stringers World' in Brantham. He is probably well known to many of you but for those who would like further information about 'Stringers World' please

CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE

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LEAGUE RESULTS

(recent Results)

- please CLICK HERE to view.

ALSO

In order to help spread the Colchester tennis message I would like to include a link on the C&D Tennis League website to the individual websites of all the League's affiliated Clubs. Several Clubs have now made use of this offer. If an affiliated Club wishes to send me their link (to grhicks@btinternet.com) I will be pleased to record it on our Home Page (see below).

Additionally Clubs may like to record a link to the Colchester and District Tennis League on their websites. It is http://www.colchesteranddistricttennisleague.co.uk/index.html