WELLINGTON Tennis Club's 'A' and 'B' teams enjoyed convincing wins last week. 

In the second division of the West Somerset Tennis League, Wellington 'A' team are placed in third place, only two points behind second placed Bridgwater but with a match in hand while 'B' team are currently in  second place behind Wiveliscombe but with two matches in hand.  Playing at home against Minehead B, Wellington ‘A’ players’ James Cross and Liz Deem only let Minehead's pair Judy Kay and Anthony Pound win one game in two sets and so gained a convincing victory.   In the other mixed rubber, Minehead's Theresa and Andy won the first set 6-2. However, Wellington's Aly Spiller, playing because Sue Rackley was away, and Phil Cookson, fought back taking the second set 6-2.  Aly and Phil triumphed in the match tie-break, so Wellington were 4-1 ahead. Wellington maintained a hold on throughout the match and gained the maximum 9 points  with Minehead only getting 1 point form the match. Meanwhile, Wellington B had also taken the maximum 9 points when they played Wellington C.  Their next opponents were top of the table Wiveliscombe B, and Wellington enjoyed a good result winning 8-1.   Next, Wellington 'A' take on Division 2 leaders, Kings College while Wellington 'C' take on Wiveliscombe B.   Wellington chair Sue Rackley said "I am so pleased we have so many members who enjoy playing in the teams and with much success, too.  As a referee, I am now trying to get the juniors to dip their toe into entering mini tennis tournaments now  but this is proving difficult as most juniors only play once a week and we need to find more juniors who want to play more often.  We now offer a second junior coaching session to try and develop our junior programme." The Club has many sessions during the week including 2 Cardio tennis sessions - Tuesdays 6:30 pm and Wednesday 9 am which non-members can attend for £7. 

The Club has introduced a Beginners and Intermediate session, on Wednesday's late afternoon,  as well as a monthly coach-led Improvers session on Thursdays at 7 pm. There are also 2 weekday morning sessions tennis and 2 Club evenings as well.  Junior coaching is on Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm and Tuesdays from 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm .

Beginners should contact the head coach Dan Sizer for individual lessons to be able to learn the basic skills required.  Contact the cub at [email protected] if you wish to return to tennis or try a cardio tennis session for a fun fitness session in the fresh air. Book a court on the easy to use booking tab on the Club's website for £7 per hour.