Mixed fortunes for Sodbury as tennis club continues to compete

August 31 2015

The Summer Leagues may be over, but the action continues at Sodbury Tennis Club into the autumn with new competitions running. Steph Gold brings us the latest from the courts.

The Summer Leagues may be over, but the action continues at Sodbury Tennis Club into the autumn with new competitions running.  Steph Gold brings us the latest from the courts.
Sodbury Tennis Club had five men’s and three ladies teams playing in the Avon LTA Summer Leagues this season. This ended on 17th July after an series of ten Friday night matches for each team against other local clubs.
The men’s first team was unlucky to be in a tough Division 2 along with some of Bristol’s strongest clubs, leading to relegation. However, the ladies first team, also playing in Division 2, kept its place and will continue to play at the same standard next year.
The men’s second team fielded a strong team each week, winning its Division 4 league outright and gaining a well deserved promotion. The ladies second team wasn’t so lucky. Due to illness and unavailability it was unable to sustain its Division 4 position and will be relegated for next season. The men’s third, fourth and fifth teams competed hard in Divisions 4, 7 and 8 respectively, finishing mid-table in each case, and will all play at the same levels next season. 
The ladies third team narrowly missed out on promotion, having played competitively all season, only to miss out due to scores on the last night’s play.
Overall, though having to deal with illness and unavailability in both the men’s and ladies teams, the club is still a competitive force in Avon.    
The club is now taking part in the Late Summer Seniors and Mixed leagues, which recently got underway, as well as running its own highly competitive Club Tournament.
 If you’d like to know more about Sodbury Tennis Club and what it can offer you, then please look at the web site and come and join us.