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

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





Frinton A kept themselves in the hunt for the Stringers World Colchester and District Tennis League Mens Premier Division title when they defeated fellow rivals, The Officers' Club A, 7-2 and needed a similar result in the return away fixture. However, The Officers' Club, fielding a stronger team, put paid to their chances with a 5-4 victory, which left The Essex A as champions.

The Essex tied up the triple of Premier Division titles when their ladies A team matched the men and the mixed teams following 8-1 and 5-4 victories against Lexden Hill A and Frinton A respectively. Wivenhoe ladies are champions of Division Three after defeating nearest rivals, The Essex D 6-3 and they will be replaced next season by the Division Four champions, The Officers' Club B, who pipped The Essex E by three points following an 8-1 victory over Dedham B.

In an exciting attempt to avoid relegation from the Mixed Premier Division, Lexden Hill A just failed after 5-4 defeats against both The Essex B and Dedham A, with a couple of vital tie-breaks just going the wrong way. Lexden R & F Club A are looking likely to take their place in the top division after beating Wivenhoe A 7-2. Spring Lane A will need results to go massively in their favour if they are to catch Frinton B at the top of Division Two and their 6-3 victory at Dedham B may not have been quite enough. Spring Lane B, however, need only two points from their final fixture to claim the Division Three title. The battle for Division Four is the closest in the League. Little Clacton remain top after a tight 5-4 victory against West Mersea for which they can thank Tony Fulcher and Kay Mansfield's three sets and a vital tie-break won by Gerry Borley and June Ratford.

The week long Framlingham Lawn Tennis Tournament has just taken place and a number of Colchester league players were successful, including Richard Arrell, Rob Boyd and Jill Crown but perhaps the most amazing victory was that of 76 year old Joan Hassell of Lexden Hill, playing with her son-in-law, Nikki Giles, when they defeated Trevor Wright and Elizabeth Cubitt 6-4 7-5 in the final of the overs 40s Mixed doubles.


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



(recent Results)

- please CLICK HERE to view.


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 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