Rusedski at Tealby triumph

Tealby Tennis Club U10 players met Greg Rusedski at their recent match EMN-150305-194544001
Tealby Tennis Club U10 players met Greg Rusedski at their recent match EMN-150305-194544001

Tealby Tennis Club Under 10s (Mini Green Tennis), sponsored by “Squidge `N` Bobs”, made a great start to the 2015 Aegon Team Summer Tennis with a win over Boston ‘B’ at Boston Tennis Club.

As always in the team matches, there was outstanding tennis from the eight youngsters, which turned out to be battle of the sexes as four boys of Tealby took on four girls from Boston.

Round 1 saw Tealby’s regular Mini Green doubles pairing, Sam Taylor and Charles Fox, play a long first match against Lucy and Isobelle, winning 4-1, 4-1; the score-line not accurately reflecting the effort expended by both sides.

Tealby’s guest player, Voitek Martynovicz, continually exhibited powerful shots and won his singles match beating Lilia 4-1, 4-0.

At the same time a singles win for James Peatfield, Tealby’s newest Under 10 member, 4-1, brought the team three rubbers ahead.

Round 2 saw a second doubles win, 1 singles win and 1 defeat which meant Tealby ultimately beat Boston ‘B’ by 10 points to 2; 2 points awarded for each win.

The excitement for the children (and adults) did not end there, as Greg Rusedski turned up during round 2.

Greg waited for a suitable break in play and the children had a group photograph with him. Later in the day saw Greg rallying with the children – some will say they made that winning shot past him.