21 Feb

Mens A vs Frimley

Today’s match wasn’t our finest day on court, as we succumbed to a 6-3 loss to league leaders Frimley.

As expected, Frimley turned out a strong side. Even so, it was a closely fought contest, taking almost four hours to complete.

On the day we lost too many close games and a champions tie-break.  Three of the six players took tumbles on court, with one Frimley player unfortunately having to retire, conceding two sets to ourselves.

We are still in a very strong position having racked-up 100 points. Even so, the league is rather tight with Bourne C and Onslow Village not far behind us.

We have just one home match remaining on Sunday 6th March against Bourne C. We need to pick up some points then to ensure we get promoted to the Premier division.

07 Feb

Mens A vs Onslow Village

Yesterday saw another epic encounter – this time with Onslow Village on a very blowy day.

The bright sunshine bouncing off the wet courts made conditions very difficult for both sides, but we prevailed in the end picking up maximum points in a 16-8 win.

The score line probably merits further explanation. All four rubbers went to champions tie-breaks and two of the sets went to normal tie-breaks. Fortunately, in these key sets, we won 5 out of the 6 played.

We currently lie 2nd in the league with two matches remaining.

Looking at the league, Frimley are likely to win it and be promoted back up the top division. Depending on the results of our last two matches (and a couple other fixtures for Onslow and Bourne), we have a reasonable chance of getting promoted to the Premier division in second place. It would be great to achieve that and test ourselves against the best next winter.