Ups and downs as season starts for tennis club

CULLERCOATS Tennis Club Boys 16s enjoyed a good start to their Aegon League campaign by beating Stocksfield 12-0.

Joe Whiting and Chris Short made the best possible start with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Patrick Broker and Dominic Kilsby before number one and two Jordan Simpson and Martin Slater also had straight sets wins.

Whiting and Short took the singles rubbers 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-1 respectively against Broker and Kilsby before Simpson and Slater wrapped up the 12-0 win with a 6-1, 6-1 doubles win.

Cullercoats Boys 12s had a reversal of fortune in their league match as Cramlington won 12-0.

Experience showed and with Ryan Maughan, Tom Whiting Adams and Andre Streimann all making their team debuts in the competition it was always going to be a tough fixture.

Cullercoats Boys 14s started with a fine victory over Saltburn.

Number one and two Rory Thompson and Jacob Docx opened the scoring with two close set singles wins before Dan Simpson and Dom Widdas took the doubles 6-1, 6-1.

With Simpson and Widdas winning their singles even more impressively 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-1 respectively, the tie was effectively over before Thompson and Docx sealed the 12-0 win with a 6-2, 7-5 doubles win.

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Collingwood Boys 12 and under started the season with an 8-4 victory over Durham Archery.

Tom Ridley and Aidan Elliott won all singles and doubles in straight sets.

Sam Allonby and Hugo Meecham played well and were unlucky to lose.

The match went down to the final doubles in which Allonby and Meecham were victorious in the third set 12-10 to secure a tight 8-4 win.

On Sunday Collingwood mini tennis Green team were unlucky against Stocksfield, losing out in the ten-point match shoot-out with the scores tied at 6-6.

Emily Harrison and Lucy Cox were unable to secure a point while Dan Collins and Sam Thompson won both singles and the doubles matches

Coaching at Collingwood Tennis Club for the 13 and under and 16 and under age groups is noon to 1pm and 1pm to 2pm every Saturday at the Priors Park club.

For more information contact club coach Stuart Cass on 07787 543072.