Tennis News

More exciting tennis news from Exeter Golf and Country Club.

On Saturday 25th January Exeter Golf and Country Club held a Mini Tennis version of the Australian Open to coincide with the Finals Weekend of the first Grand Slam of the year. There was some fantastic tennis on display despite the blustery conditions. Congratulations to Noah Kerley and Zak Wilton-Davies who won the 9 and under and 12 and under events. James Temple, Head of Rackets, commented “all of the juniors really enjoyed the opportunity to re-create the Australian Open at the Club. It was a fantastic event and we are looking forward to following the professional tour in our matchplay events this year”.

Exeter Golf and Country Club Men’s A team beat Sidmouth on Monday 8-0. First pair Adam Tapp & James Temple won 24 games in a row after dropping the first to complete 6-1 6-0 and 6-0 6-0 victories. At one point during the match, Adam served an impressive seven aces in a row. Second pair Richard Jackson & Tim Agutter also secured comprehensive victories, winning 6-0 6-3 and 6-2 6-0. The result continues the team’s 100% start to the season which sees them top division 1 with 49 points, 14 clear of David Lloyd in second place who have two games in hand.

The men’s squash first team fell to a narrow defeat at home against Fort Stamford on Tuesday. The team (of Luke Bishop, Christian Turner, Gary Bennett, Andrew Street and Nigel Bell) fell to a 3-2 defeat, a reverse score of the away fixture last year. The result leaves them third in the Premier Division, just 11 points short of Torquay in second place and with a game in hand.