Final friendly match for Uphill

Uphill Badminton Club.

Uphill Badminton Club. - Credit: Archant

Uphill Badminton Club took part in their final friendly match before the league season opens.

In a final friendly encounter as preparation for the new season, Uphill Badminton Club took on a strong Avon county team which produced a high standard match.

The first three mixed rubbers all went to three games with Avon edging all three. Matt and Christy Cole going down 19-21, 21-17, 17-21 being the closest.

The ladies’ doubles saw some close games and long rallies, but the Avon strength came through to take all three rubbers in two games against Abi, Christy and Becky.

The men’s saw more joy for Uphill with Paul and Matt having a top quality match against Dennis and Paul, with the Avon duo winning out 21-18, 21-17.


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The final two men’s got Uphill on the scoreboard with Paul and Dave winning 21-14, 21-15 and Matt and Dave winning 21-16, 24-22.

This left Avon as 7-2 winners on the night after a useful run out for both sides. Thanks as always to Will Mellersh for sending a strong team.

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The league season is just weeks away and Uphill have four mixed teams and two men’s entered in the North Somerset League.

Along with this, the junior club have teams playing in the Under-12, 14, 16 and 18 Avon Junior Leagues.

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