CHAOS reigned in the ladies division of the City & Suburban Tennis League last Tuesday, when the organisers managed to send Abbey View to Draycott – and vice-versa.
By the time the teams got together, the rain had started and no play was possible.
In an earlier match, an Abbey View ladies team consisting of Rachael Finney, Jane Beswick, Janet Hardern and Caroline Green managed to draw 2-2 away to a strong Florence team.
The ladies team in the Staffs County League recorded an even better result, winning away to Endon B 4-0.
The Abbey View men's teams had a quiet week with limited success. In Division Two of the City & Suburban, the A team beat Florence B 3-1 at home.
Dan Peake and his brother Ben won both their games to gain two, while Ian Sales and Julian Keen were unlucky to loose one of their games.
In Division Three, the B and C teams both lost 3-1.
The B team came up against a very strong Endon B and were unlucky for the game to be decided by four championship tie-breakers – a new addition to match rules this year, which avoids playing a third set when the score is one set all.
The C team lost away against Stone C. Due to a late arrival, there was no time for a warm-up and Stone won the first round far too easily. Abbey View improved but were no match for a very good Stone team.
Coaching continues after the Bank Holiday week and any junior or senior with an interest can contact Colin Kinshott on 01538 361098 for details.
The Richard Edwards memorial trophy tournament was postponed due to rain and will now be played on Sunday, June 8, starting at 10am.
The tournament is open to all senior and top juniors club members.