Following the decision after lockdown not to enter the South Hams Tennis league due to the geographic distance between competing clubs, we now play friendly league style matches against similar minded clubs. Last year we had some thoroughly enjoyable matches, and today we hosted the first ladies match of 2023.
Yes the sun shone, the wind blew and a great afternoon's tennis was played by both teams.
In a closely fought match Kingsbridge Park were victorious by 42 games to 33. Their first couple battled hard to secure all 4 of their sets whilst their second pair again won their first 2 sets by pipping the opposition on a tie break, but then went onto surrender their final 2 sets to our first pair.
The match was played in an extremely competitive spirt as expected, but the fairness and friendliness between the teams makes these matches a load of fun. Playing for Salcombe today were Chris Coles, Caroline Evans, Heather Bennett-Earle and Jennie Sprague; playing for Kingsbridge Park were Katie Roche, Sonia Harrow, Verity Robinson and Lesley Healey.
The afternoon concluded with a cuppa and lemon drizzle cake – is there a better way to spend an April afternoon?