Leeks Ladies tennis team began their 2017 season with a tough away trip to Longton to face, Florence Tennis Club. The Ladies despite a strong effort lost 3-1, to a strong home team. Leek’s point was collected by Leek’s top seeds Caroline Green & Janet Harden with a convincing and highly impressive 6-4 6-2 win over Florence’s second pair. Unfortunately Leek’s ladies were unable to manage any further success, despite some exceptionally long rallies and impressive defensive play, as Florence collected all 3 remaining rubbers in straight sets.
The men’s B team also began their season with two fixtures in the space of four days. Their first match an away trip to Draycott ended in a strong 4-0 win without the loss of a set. Including an impressive come back from 5-2 down by Dave Bennet and Sam Bostock. The B team then backed up their opening day success with thumping home win over Stone. The B team including two under 16’s players, in Ben Tunnicliffe and Harry Pointon, did not drop a set as they posted a second 4/0 win. With Tunnicliffe and partner Luke Thompson winning their first match 6/0 6/0. In the other rubber, club chairman Frank Murray and 16 year old star Harry Pointon also registered a straight sets win in routine fashion.