Avenue Ladies Summer League 2010Sunday, September 12, 2010 18:45
A Team Div 2 down to Div 3 -The ladies A team started off with just one member, Emily Rossiter, left in the squad of six from last year. Due to various commitments, the other five players were unable to play; this resulted in matches having to rely on B team players filling in. Only four out of the ten matches played had a full A team squad, despite this they had some close rubbers and good wins, and just missed staying up by one point. The A team ladies were: Emily Rossiter, Debbie Smith, Linda Matthews, Keliann Vennall and Kerry Matthews and filling in Sue Parsons, Julie Fowler, Emma Rose, Kay Rossiter and Elaine Amos.
B Team Div 5 down to Div 6 – As a result of having to give up players to the A team the B’s suffered from the beginning, only being able to play three out of their ten matches with a full allocated squad. Unfortunately they got too far behind in points to catch up, hopefully better luck next year. The B team ladies were: Sue Parsons, Julie Fowler, Emma Rose, Izzy Johnson and Lyn O’Dell and filling in Jane Sanders, Poo Jenkins, Wendy Pryce, Pat Hunter and Elaine Amos.
C Team Div 5 staying up Div 5 The C’s had a much more successful season, only missing being promoted by one point. Going into the last match they were top of the division, the last match saw Wedmore B, Wedmore C and Avenue in a tight points position. Having battled all through the season they needed five points to get promotion but only managed three, leaving them one point short if their goal, bad luck ladies. The C team ladies were: Poo Jenkins, Jane Sanders, Wendy Pryce and Julie Cameron and filling in Pat Hunter, Lyn O’Dell, Caroline Hayes, Elaine Amos and Jackie Whelaghan.
D Team Div 8 staying Div 8 – This team was primarily formed to give league match play experience to our up and coming junior girls. After a shaky, and bit of a nervous start, they improved week by week and had some impressive wins. Thanks go to Julie Cameron, Wendy Jones and Jane Impey for looking after the girls and encouraging them each week. The girls Jess Griffiths, Heather Duddy and Charlotte Mylrea all said they had enjoyed the experience of playing in the league and hopefully can continue next year. A special thanks to all the ladies who played, especially those who answered my last minute desperate pleas, (they know who they are!!) from the ladies captain Lynn O Dell..
The Avenue will be running 3 mixed double teams during the winter and club members are encouraged to put their names up to compete. During the Winter Men’s Tennis continues on a Monday night with Ladies Tennis on a Tuesday night; each start around 6:30 in the evening and normally finish around 9:00pm.
Squad coaching commenced on Monday 6th Sep; the Avenue Tennis Club have a full coaching programme for all ages and standards. There are squad sessions avaialbe on every night of the week for under 8’s – Mini Reds, aged 8 – 10’s Mini Orange and various squads for older children. The club also run adults coaching for beginners on a Friday evening and intermediates on a Thursday evening; details of the events and tennis coaching courses held at the Avenue Tennis Club can be obtained from the office (01278 782758) or from the club website (www.avenuetennis.com