Henry scoops Sunderland tennis title

Dominic and Henry Beesley.
Dominic and Henry Beesley.
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Boston Tennis Club’s Henry Beesley has won his first 18 and under Winter Regional Tour event.

Playing at Sunderland Tennis Centre in the Grade Three Winter Regional Tour competition this weekend, Henry beat Sam Clarke from Cumbria in the final 6-2, 7-6, winning the tie-break 7-4.

Clarke had already disposed of Surrey’s Max Battista – the top seed – so he was a player on good form, but not enough to match Henry.

This weekend Henry and brother Dom will join the Lincolnshire Men’s team competing in the Aegon Winter County Cup playing in Norwich.

The Winter County Cup began in 1946 and was won by Middlesex Ladies and Warwickshire Men.

This year Lincolnshire Men are playing in Group 3A at Easton College, Norwich, and the team are up against teams from Leicestershire, Dorset and Warwickshire.

The Lincolnshire Ladies play in Group 6A at Boston Tennis Club against Bedfordshire, Suffolk and South of Scotland.

The competition is held over three days, beginning on Friday, November 28.

The format includes singles and doubles and spectators are welcome to come and support the team.

The Bombay Brasserie 2014/2015 Winter Singles Day League has begun at the Sleaford Road club, with Jeremy George-Jones and Richard Tupper both on top of the leaderboard with six points each, although Jeremy leads by a better games total.

Steve Olczak has five points in third place, above Jim Mackin.

Sue Burnett has four points, as does Ladi Hruban.

The top group of the league for November will include Jeremy George-Jones, Steve Olcak, Ladi Hruban and Richard Tupper.

Sunday’s wet weather saw both Boston and District Winter League matches postponed, in addition to the Lincolnshire Veterans League fixtures.

The previous weekend Boston Men’s Thirds drew with Grimsby Seconds in Division Two of the vets’ league.

Micky Audus, Andy Clamp, Phil Cosgriff and Rhys Thomas represented Boston.

Pictured are Henry (right) and Dom Beesley.