Tennis and Squash News

Exeter squash wins for the club and junior tennis success!

Exeter Golf and Country Club tennis and squash news.

On Saturday 15th February, Exeter Golf and Country Club hosted their own version of the World Tennis Tournament to coincide with the professional event in Rotterdam. The Club’s 12 and under players took part in a knockout event with many close matches leading to a final between George Guy and Marcus Kay. The final was an incredibly close contest and came down to the final point which was won by George.

James Temple, Head of Rackets, commented “The junior players really enjoy these events and take a keen interest in the professional tour as a result. It’s a great opportunity for them to take part in some competitive tennis and follow the professional tour outside the Grand Slam events”.

On the squash front, Exeter Golf and Country Club’s second team beat Plymouth University who lead division 1 and the 3rd and 4th teams beat Tiverton’s 1st and 2nd teams respectively:

Exeter Golf and Country Club’s second squash team completed a fantastic victory over Plymouth University on Wednesday night. Plymouth, who lead Division 1, had come into the game on a five match winning streak. Hard-fought victories for Simon Irvin, Martin Newberry and Jon Sharpe insured that the home team, also represented by Mark Cooper and Conall Platts, came away with an impressive 15-9 win. The result leaves Exeter Golf and Country Club’s second team in fourth position in division 1 with four matches still to play.

There was also double success for the Club’s third and fourth teams against Tiverton’s first and second strings. On Tuesday, Mark Cooper, Al Hutchings, Dave Hazzard, James Chamings and Ryan Barrett secured a 16-10 victory at home against Tiverton’s first team. There was a 17-8 win for Dave Hazzard, Chris Gaite, Betty Blair, Mark Starling and Paul Randle on Thursday night as they represented the fourth team in a victory at Tiverton’s second team.

Junior Tennis Club

Junior Tennis Club