The summer weather hit Pocklington Tennis Club’s mixed teams during week ending 3 July but the most of the rest of our teams were able to beat the rain as Chris French reports.
The good old English summer hit Pocklington this week with all of our mixed matches rained off. The ladies on Wednesday also had a rain effected evening with the first team game being called off in the early afternoon by Long Riston. Pocklinton’s teams played at home with the knowledge that the large amount of money spent on the rejuvenation gave a perfect playing surface despite the heavy rain of the previous 24hrs. All the Ladies had to deal with was wet balls.
Pocklington’s D Team continued in their rich vein of tennis. The young combination of Bryony Underwood and Alice Mowforth led the way with three wins dropping only five games, the team backed this up with Kate Browne and Ann Houghton taking two and Angi Collins and Kate Mowforth taking one, to give the Ladies a 6-3 win.
The Ladies 1st Team playing in the York League on Saturday had a very tight game to near neighbours Dunnington. The Ladies were desperately unlucky losing 52-56 despite Rebecca Hill and Victoria Bland being unbeaten taking 22 games and Liz Jones and Helen Whilesmith taking 18 games. Another close loss to add to the list!
In the Mens Driffield League the Mens B got back to winning ways against Leven with an emphatic 8-1 win. John Kaye and Adam Smith together with Jim Holding playing with Stuart Barnett taking all of their three sets and Ross Gleig and Stewart Berry claiming two.
With the halfway stage having been reached in the league matches, Pocklington’s teams are all doing well. Whilst other clubs seem to be struggling, we have a healthy look and the fight for places continues, which bodes well for the future.