Plenty to Cheer, Will

William Cheer.
William Cheer.

Boston Tennis Club’s William Cheer achieved some very good tournament results over the school holidays - claiming two titles.

Playing in the Nottingham Tennis Centre Grade Three Christmas Open Tournament, he progressed through a tough semi-final in the 12 and under age group, with all three sets going to a tie-break.

He then beat Nottinghamshire’s higher-rated Isaac Morris 6-1,6-2 in the final to win this event.

William also won the Hull Grade Three Christmas Open Tournament.

In the 12 and under final he beat Michael McDougall from Yorkshire 6-4, 6-2.

This followed a tight match against Buckinghamshire’s Miles Groom.

The highly-rated first seed and William were level 1-6,7-5 after two sets before William won the third set tie-break.

The Boston senior teams continue to contest the Lincolnshire Senior Doubles Winter League.

There was disappointment for the Men’s Firsts, competing in Division One, in the fixture away at Louth as Ray Frankish, John Gibson, James Newton and Jeremy George-Jones drew two of the rubbers, narrowly missing out 4-6 in the other sets to lose 2-6 overall.

For the Ladies’ Seconds, competing in Division One, Jane Hindmarch, Claire Smith, Catherine Ellis and Helen Duckett halved three of the rubbers at Grantham but failed to get one more set to force a drawn result.

In the Lincolnshire Mini Leagues there was a win for Orange A team and a loss for the Orange B team.

The Orange B team played a strong Grantham team and missed out 0-3 but produced some good attacking play.

Boston A team played Grimsby’s St James and produced a 3-0 win.