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3 May 2024

Winter Round-Up

The Bedfordshire Winter League finished recently, with excellent performances once again. In particular the following teams had very successful campaigns ….

Ladies A – led by Sophie Cable, won the Premier Division, winning all 5 matches.

Mixed A – led by Garry Morris, won the Premier Division, winning all 7 matches.

Mixed B – led by Julie Humpherson and Dorian Abram, finished 2nd in the Premier Division.

Open A – led by Nick Boys, finished 2nd to Riverside in the Premier Division.

Mixed D – led by Karen Wright, won the Second Division, winning 6 of their 7 matches.

Vets Ladies – led by Nicola Wilson-Fowler, once again finished top of the First Division, winning all 5 matches.

Vets Mixed B – led by Neil Anderson, won the Second Division, winning 7 and drawing 1 match.

Well done to all our captains and players for representing the Club with pride and distinction.

How to Get Involved

The county rules state that to be eligible you must not have played for another club in the same division in the same season. Please be patient as we have large squads currently, but captains are always on the lookout for players with a good team spirit, who commit to playing home and away matches. We recommend you make yourself known to the Team captains too. Maybe challenge them to a game by organising a four? This is a great way to find the right level team for you and to get noticed by the captains. Their details can be found here.

Vets teams play at 10am on weekdays, usually on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are occasional matches on Saturday mornings. All other teams play at 7pm on weekdays, or occasionally on a Saturday at 10am.

Matches involve two rubbers per pair, totaling four sets plus possibly deciding tie-breaks if the scores are tied at 1-1. There are teas after the match so a typical match will last for around 3 hours. Players pay match fees to cover the cost of the food and balls provided. Players who commit to our club teams are sometimes invited to attend group coaching sessions and practice sessions with other teams. The coaching session schedule is advertised ahead on the fixtures sheet on the main noticeboard, and players are invited via WhatsApp group messages.

For more information on these sessions and to be included please contact Steve Adams at [email protected]