TENNIS: Kilsby Tennis Club - new season, new courts

Kilsby Tennis Club’s season is now fully underway following the £20,000 replacement of their old tarmac courts with a brand new green carpeted surface.

Having a men’s team in the Northampton League and a Men’s and Mixed team in the Rugby league, the club is full of optimism for the new season. The results for the men’s teams though have not gone all their way.

In the Rugby league Division 1, Kilsby started their season with a trip to Rugby Tennis Club. Always going to be a tough match, and despite wins from Andy Abbis and James Loader the overall team lost five sets to three.

The team’s first home match on the new courts was against Napton. The surface really did suit the home team with Andy Abbis and James Loader winning all four sets and Paul Lee and Tim Morris contributing well with an additional two sets. Overall result a 6-2 win for Kilsby.

Next up was Lutterworth 1. This was always going to be a difficult match, but with father and son team Steve and Tim Rose turning out they played exceptionally well to win three out of their four sets. With Andy Abbis and James Loader managing to sneek a well-deserved set, the overall result was a 4-4 draw.

In the Northampton League, Kilsby’s have had mixed fortunes. To date they have played four, won two and lost two. The team of Brian Perry, Mark Meagrow, Tim Morris and James Loader have battled hard in all of their matches, but have not yet reached the rich vein of form enjoyed in previous years. Wins against Brackley and County F, but losses against Northampton D and County D mean that if they want to get back into the top flight next year some improvement in results will be needed.

Kilsby welcomes new members and encourages players of all experience to come and view their new courts. Club nights are every Tuesday from 630pm and if anyone would like more information about membership, please contact Ron Mason on 01788 822883