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Tennis Summer League Starts as Lockdown Eases

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

The Slazenger South and Mid Cheshire Tennis League (Summer 2021), consisting of men’s doubles, ladies doubles and mixed doubles divisions, commenced on Tuesday 4th May 2021. 

Wistaston A vs Goostrey A – Wistaston player Oliver Cox serves the ball (photo: Jonathan White)

The League start was delayed by a few weeks due to government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Players are asked not to socialise off court and to wash their hands before entering and after leaving the courts.

Wistaston A vs Goostrey A – Goostrey player serves the ball (photo: Jonathan White)

The Clubs participating are Acton Bridge, Alsager, Audlem, Bunbury, Congleton, Cuddington, Goostrey, Hartford, Holmes Chapel, Nantwich, Nantwich Farmers, Tarporley, Winsford, and Wistaston.

Wistaston A won 6.5-1.5 against Goostrey A on 4th May in their first Men’s Division 2 match of the Summer League on their two courts behind the Wistaston Memorial Hall & Community Centre on Church Lane in Wistaston. Wistaston A consisted of Oliver Cox, Ryan Harper-Griffiths, Chris Raiswell, and George Raiswell. Wistaston are also fielding teams in Men’s Division 4 (Wistaston B) and Men’s Division 5 (Wistaston C). 

Wistaston A vs Goostrey A – Goostrey player returns the ball (photo: Jonathan White)

After the victory George Raiswell, Club captain and Wistaston A captain, said: “It was great to be back playing competitive matches and the summer league brings so much fun!”

Fixtures, results and tables are updated during the year via the League website

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