TENNIS ABBEY View men’s A team needed a 4-0 win at Etching Hill B to clinch promotion Premier Two in the Staffs County League.
Dan Peake, Martin Pigott, Ian Sales and Sam Bostock fought gallantly to make sure it happened on Saturday afternoon.
The team has achieved Division One North championship status unbeaten, scoring 10 wins and two draws.
In Division Two North, the men’s B team played their final fixture away to Lea Hall (Rugeley), drawing 2-2.
The team, captained by Dave Williamson, has finished third out of seven teams with five wins, four draws and three defeats.
The City & Suburban League finished this week after five months of hard but enjoyable competition for Abbey View.
The outcome was not quite as good as the County League, but all the players made valuable contributions.
The men’s D team came eighth out of eight teams in Division Three, with just one win in 14 matches.
In their final fixture, they lost 4-0 at home to Basford B, who have won the division without losing a match.
In the same division, the men’s C team, captained by Colin Kinshott, had a good win in their concluding fixture, 2.5-1.5, away to Florence D.
The team ended the season in third place out of eight teams, but their total of 30.5 points was well short of the top two.
They did, however, manage to win six matches, draw three and only lose five to the top teams.
In Division Two, the men’s B team, captained by Ian Sales, will probably finish sixth out of eight teams.
With one postponed match to play against Draycott C, the team could even manage to overtake Alsager B for fifth place.
In Division One, the men’s A team has had a relatively poor season, being relegated after many years in the top division.
In their final fixture, away to Matt Chandler’s Endon A team, they lost 2.5-1.5 and finished ninth out of nine teams, with only one win in 16 matches.
With two teams in the second division next year, the A team will hope to regain their true position in the top flight.
A few weeks ago, the Ladies division finished with the Abbey View A team coming third out of five teams.
Unfortunately, the B team were unable to complete their fixtures and had to drop out of the league.
Junior coaching starts at Abbey View next Monday, 4pm to 4.45pm for beginners up to eight years old; 4.45 to 5.45 for beginners and improvers, age nine and above; 5.45 to 6.4 advanced players, and 6.45 to 7.45 for adult coaching.
There will be a course of six or eight lessons for adults of all abilities.
Both juniors and adults may just turn up on the day and pay to play. For further information, contact Colin on 01538 361098.
The club finals days are approaching, with junior finals on Saturday, September 7 and seniors the following day.