Tennis star Matthew makes Great Britain debut

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Boston Tennis Club’s Matthew Gedney represented Great Britain in a friendly tennis match against France in Lille last week.

The team of four British boys lost 10-4, with Matthew winning one of his three singles contests.

Matthew Gedney.

Matthew Gedney.

The French team was a strong outfit, with the contest being a learning curve for Matthew.

Matthew can now look forward to taking part in one of Bob Brett’s gruelling National Training Camps for five days in February.

Also attending a National Camp have been Boston Tennis Club’s Victoria Beardsley and Emma Mastin (pictured), who recently attended a National Talent Camp at Loughborough University.

The camp is run by the Youth Sport Trust and was attended by 350 aspiring young athletes, coaches and officials from across the country, representing seven different sports.

Victoria and Emma were invited to apply for a place following their successful completion of the Tennis Futures course earlier in the year.

Their applications were successful and they were chosen as two of the eight young officials representing British Tennis.

The Camp was designed to take the participants out of their comfort zone.

Victoria recently won a 14 and under county tournament at Norfolk with a win over fellow club member Lucy Hull in the final.

Boston Ladies’ Thirds competed in Division four of the Lincolnshire Slazenger Veteran’s League this weekend.

The team faced Louth Indoor’s Second team.

Hilary Calvert, Ann Wallhead, Helen Cook and Helen Duckett won 5-3, beating the second pair comfortably but then winning a deciding set off the Louth first pair.

The team are top of the division.