Saxton and Smith are aces

Alan Saxton and Paula Smith.
Alan Saxton and Paula Smith.

Alan Saxton and Paula Smith were the individual winners of the St Nicholas Tournament, held at Boston Tennis Club.

The 32 competing players were divided into teams of eight, where each competitor partnered a different team member in each of the six rounds.

The number of games won by an individual was added to the team total and the winners were the team with the most games won, and also the individual players with the most games won during the day.

Saxton and Smith were both part of the winning team, which also included Charles Tupper, Frances Napper, Gordon Gray,Lesley Addy, Paula Smith, Peter Elphick and Ros Elphick, who were clear winners with a total of 190 games.

Saxton won 31 games and Smith added 29.

In second place were Maurice Lawrence and Lesley Addy with 29 and 27 games respectively.

On Saturday afternoon, Boston Tennis Club held an Indoor Matchplay event.

A number of juniors enjoyed the opportunity to play some competitive tennis.

In the section for those with a 10 rating, Max Wilson, Matthew Cheer, George Wookey and Tom Coley took part.

In the category for those with a rating of eight, David Cheer had two wins, as did Thomas Cozens and Charlotte Priestley.

Other Boston players participating included Harry Foster, Joseph Parla and Chloe Robinson.

The club will now host an Open Mixed Tournament for the over 35s on December 28.