Smashing time for young tennis players

Cullercoats Mini Red team. Left to right, Zoe Parkin, Sam Knowles, Paul Freeman and Max Boxshall.
Cullercoats Mini Red team. Left to right, Zoe Parkin, Sam Knowles, Paul Freeman and Max Boxshall.

Young tennis stars ended their season in smashing form with a final triumph.

The Cullercoats Mini Red team of Zoe Parkin, Sam Knowles, Paul Freeman and Max Boxshall have ended their successful two-year long run together as a team by winning the Winter League at the David Lloyd venue with an outstanding 93.8 per cent win ratio.

The four will now be splitting up as a formidable red foursome as Parkin and Freeman move up to the orange age group in April, while Knowles and Boxshall have another season to play in red.

However, the combination will be reborn in the Summer League as an orange four.