Boston ladies win county tennis division

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Boston Tennis Club’s Ladies Thirds team are new to the Lincolnshire Slazenger Veterans Doubles League - but that hasn’t stopped them winning their division.

The team cemented in to position the top place of Division Four with a win over Grimsby Thirds.

The team of Hilary Calvert, Helen Duckett, Sue Dring and Denise Priestley played a home match against the team from the north of the county and enjoyed a 7-1 result.

Both Boston Ladies’ and the Men’s Second teams had trips to Grimsby on Sunday.

For the men’s team, Richard Tupper, Richard Hart, Ladi Hruban and Andy Clamp travelled to face Grimsby Tennis Centre, the Division One title favourites.

Boston competed well and took games which were nearly converted in to sets, but the final score of 0-8 reflects that this was not achieved.

It was a very similar story for Boston Ladies, competing in Division One against the defending league champions St James.

The Grimsy side recorded an 8-0 victory against Rachel Atkinson, Rachel Gedney, Claire Smith and Joan Beale.

As the Boston Tennis Club veterans slugged it out there were some new players in action at the other end of the age range.

The annual year one and reception taster sessions got underway at Boston Tennis Club.

For more than 16 years the Boston Community Tennis Partnership has been running free taster schemes for five and six year olds in the Borough of Boston.

Following on from, in most cases, a tennis taster at school, the children are then offered free group coaching in the Indoor Centre at Boston Tennis Club.

After the free group coaching the children are offered further opportunities to continue to play tennis.

In the last three years an expanding number of reception and foundation pupils are also given the chance to participate.

On Saturday and Sunday this all added up to around 200 youngsters taking part.