Good start for Clevedon

CLEVEDON LTC played their opening matches of the Winter League season last weekend.

CLEVEDON LTC played their opening matches of the Winter League season last weekend. The First team, playing in Division 1 of the North Somerset League, fielded a strong team against newly promoted Wells. James Bassett (junior co-ordinator), Alex Allen, Kat Rolfe and Lucy Turner showed outstanding form in both their men's and ladies' and their mixed doubles matches and went on to record a 10-0 victory having only conceded half a dozen games throughout.

The 2nd team, winners of Division 3 last season and newly promoted to Division 2, were playing at Trull. Unfortunately the opposition who were more used to playing in Division 2 proved too strong for Clevedon's Brenda Plummer, Shirley Hyde, Mike Maiden and Tim Wookey and a score of 10-0 to Trull was recorded.

At Winscombe's ground the rain had well and truly set in which made for a soggy set of rubbers for the 3rd team. Alex Harrington, star junior Matt Jones, new member Vicki Potter and Emma Gurhy, ladies' captain, played some strong tennis but despite close scores in the doubles matches they lost 8-2.

The Veterans had much nicer weather for their opening match in the Avon league. Pauline Barnett, Vets captain, partnered by her husband Ian Barnett and Brenda Plummer partnered by Clive Bushby played in glorious autumn sunshine against a friendly but competitive team from Lansdown club. The result however was an 8-2 win for Clevedon.

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Clevedon LTC has three teams competing in the North Somerset Winter League in Divisions 1, 2 and 7. Two teams in the Avon League in Division 2a and 4b and two teams in the Veterans League, one in North Somerset and one in Avon. The matches consist of one men's rubber, one ladies' rubber and then two mixed rubbers and take place from October to April.

For more information about becoming a member of the club, please visit the website: or email

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