Tennis clash closer than suggested

Henry Beesley.
Henry Beesley.

Boston Tennis Club members have been in action as three different league competitions all began this week.

There was a Division Two Men’s Aegon Team Tennis match featuring Boston Men’s Seconds and Boston Men’s Thirds.

Boston Seconds’ Zach McDonald-Woods, Calum McCaig, Callum Simmons and James Newton won without the loss of a rubber - although all the matches were closely contested and the overall 6-0 scoreline did not reflect the closeness of the match.

Thomas Cozens, Jeremy George-Jones, Sam Khan and Ryan Frankish played for the Thirds on this occasion.

In division two of the under 12 boys’ Aegon event, Boston B – Alastair Boothby, Max Mecklenburgh, Tom Mecklenburgh and Joseph Brookes - played Boston C’s Harvey Vickers, Thomas Piggins, Ted Shears and Nathan Maund, with the B winning 5-1.

In the Lincolnshire Slazenger Doubles League, Boston Men’s Third team beat Boston Men’s Sixth team 7-2 in Division Three, with John Gibson, Ryan Frankish, Richard Hart, Andy Clamp, Chris Cook and Tom Cozens too strong for Simon Beardsley, Matt Gedney, Terry Mastin, David Dunlop, Bill Burnett and Robert Smith.

The new Lincolnshire Seniors League also started at the weekend, with Boston Ladies’ Seconds drawing with Boston Ladies’ Thirds.

Catherine Ellis, Claire Smith, Hilary Calvert and Mary Smura represented the Seconds, with Helen Motson, Jude Green, Denise Priestley and Helen Duckett out for the Thirds.

Under 18 Henry Beesley had a good result at the Sutton Grade Two National Tournament last week, reaching the semi-final by beating Ben Jones from Suffolk, whom he had never beaten before.

However, he lost to eventual winner Luke Stevenson (Surrey 6-4, 6-2).

Boston Tennis Club will be holding a free Open Day on Saturday, April 25, from 2pm-4pm, and anyone aged four years upwards is invited to attend.

For details call 01205 368376 or visit www.