Bramford Tennis Club

Words by Mick Russ

Whoosh! What was that? That was the summer, gone, but not forgotten (unlike the hundreds of tennis balls lost from Nicks wayward serves).

Interest now moves onto the winter leagues (floodlit and Sunday morning), which will have started by the time you are using this to line the bottom of the budgie’s cage.

The first fixture round threw up a local derby match when Nick and Graham as Bramford 1 played Matt and Adam (Graham’s sons) playing as Bramford 2. It proved to be another win for the elders as they won three sets to love gaining three points (one for each set won). Nick claimed the win was down to tactics, but I fail to see how a tiny plastic case of mints can make a difference, unless he was scattering them on the opponents’ court to make them slip.

No floodlit or other winter results in as yet, but on the bright side, no defeats to write about either.

The tennis club quiz is on Friday 17th November at the Sports Pavilion on Fraser Road, for an 8pm start. Teams of four adults, £2 a head. To book a table contact Clive Jones on 01473 464 589 or simply turn up. There will be a bar and a raffle.

The coaching sessions are still proceeding, contact Carl on for details of times and prices. These have been very well supported and have proved to be a welcome addition to our facilities.

More guff next month.

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