TENNIS: Success for Rugby LTC youngsters

Daniel Heathcote, Estella Haynes and Thomas Barnes from the Under 16s teams
Daniel Heathcote, Estella Haynes and Thomas Barnes from the Under 16s teams

Invitation to join summer holiday sessions

All six courts were in use on Sunday afternoon at Rugby LTC, when three junior teams played other clubs from around the county.

The 16&U boys’ team were playing a match in the county tier of ‘AEGON Team Tennis’, which is a singles based tennis league.

The team of Daniel Heathcote, Peter Strange, Thomas Barnes and Sam Basford played well to secure a victory over Coventry and North Warwickshire.

All four boys won their singles matches and Thomas and Sam also won their doubles match.

Rugby’s U16 girls’ team of Estella Haynes and Amy Barnes were also in action in an AEGON Team Tennis match (their league only requires two players). They played some great tennis to defeat Leamington Tennis Club.

The U14 girls’ team was playing a match in the South Warwickshire Doubles League against Kenilworth tennis club. Rugby’s team of Lucy Eaton and Minnie Sprayson won the match in straight sets.

Earlier in the weekend the club’s men’s team had played an AEGON Team tennis match against Solihull Arden and also won, so all in all a good weekend for Rugby LTC.

Holiday tennis

Young players are invited to try some tennis fun games, skills and activities at the Summer Holiday Tennis Club.

Held over four Tuesdays, from July 28 to August 18 at Rugby Lawn Tennis Club, Webb Ellis Road, the cost will be £9 a session or £30 for all four.

Aged 8 and unders 10-11.30am; aged 9 and overs 11.30am-1pm.

For more information call Rachael Baker (Level 3 tennis coach) on 07789 740698 or email raquetrach@gmail.com or Rugby-Lawn-Tennis-Club Facebook page.