Tennis: Castle Hill veterans shine

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 August 2018

Nigel Appleby and Deb Lench are Castle Hill Tennis Club's veteran champions for 2018

Nigel Appleby and Deb Lench are Castle Hill Tennis Club's veteran champions for 2018


Castle Hill Tennis Club held their annual veterans competition on Sunday in glorious sunshine.

The tournament is played with extra points given to the more mature members and this year saw two in their mid-70s get through to the semi-finals.

One went on to reach the final, before all enjoyed a sumptuous BBQ and various sweets supplied by the members.

Players played 30 games of doubles, switching partners every five games, and the eventual winners were Nigel Appleby and last year’s winner Deb Lench, who beat Peter Smith and Mick Lench 6-3 in a one-set final.

On the way to the final, Appleby and Lench had also beaten Peter Riding and Mark Starte and Anne Taylor and Valerie Mitchell respectfully.

For more information about Castle Hill Tennis Club contact Pete Smith on 01799 520454 or visit the club’s website


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