Thompson wins on debut for Collingwood Tennis Club team

Luke Thompson marked his mini tennis red debut by winning three out of four matches last weekend to help Collingwood secure an 8-8 draw against Cramlington.

The six-year-old showed great confidence and speed around court in his opening match against older opposition.

Evie Tones also showed much improvement, as did David Wood in making his debut, but it was Luke’s older brother Max Thomspon who showed his experience in winning all four matches to help the team to the opening day draw.

Collingwood boys’ 18s sit top of the Northeast League after opening their account with a strong victory over a good Cramlington team with Olly Drake, Sam Allonby, Tom Ridley and Dan Walker winning all singles and doubles against one of the league’s stronger teams.

Emily Harrison led Collingwood girls’ 14s in the singles to beat Ponteland last weekend.

She teamed up with Mia Wallace to win the top doubles and with Clara Louglin and Laura Day winning both singles and doubles, Collingwood also currently top their league.