National title for Dominic

Dom Beesley (second right) celebrates the national title.
Dom Beesley (second right) celebrates the national title.

Boston Tennis Club’s Dom Beesley has captained Durham University to the British Universities and Colleges Sports National Tennis Championships title.

This was a knockout competition and Durham had wins against Loughborough and Stirling before they faced Bath in the final, which Beesley’s team won 8-2.

This success follows a bronze medal for Dom in the British University Individual Championships, where he and partner Jonny Binding lost out on a place in the final, losing the Championship tie break 9-11.

Sunday saw the start of Boston Tennis Club’s Clay Court Spring Series, which comes to a climax this weekend.

The boys’ and girls’ 14 and under event was played through to a conclusion.

Spectators and players enjoyed glorious conditions, in which Boston’s Will Cheer breezed through to the final where he met Nottinghamshire’s Will Trease, the number one seed.

Boston’s Will won 10-2 in the third set tie-break.

Alice Gamman competed in the girls’ event and lost to Norfolk’s Mia Bartram, the eventual winner.

Alice then went on to win the playback event.

In a first for Boston teams, the Ladies’ Senior team made club history by arriving on the opposition’s doorstep by helicopter.

The team of Judith Walker, Carole Evans, Margaret Wright and Jenny McGarel had drawn Cheltenham away in the National Seniors knock-out competition.

With weather conditions favourable, the team took themselves via helicopter to Cheltenham.

It was a loss for the Boston Senior Ladies, but this was almost compensated for by the stylish manner of their arrival and departure.

The popular Wilkinson Cup tournament will take place on Saturday, April 2.

For this sociable tournament, no partner is required in order to enter, as players are organised on the day to compete with and against other competitors.