Net gains for Linkside team

LINKSIDE have been named Ilford Summer Tennis Premier League champions after retaining their title in convincing fashion. The club won seven of their eight matches and lost just once as they racked up 76 points in total. Meanwhile, Raphaels Park won Divis

LINKSIDE have been named Ilford Summer Tennis Premier League champions after retaining their title in convincing fashion.

The club won seven of their eight matches and lost just once as they racked up 76 points in total.

Meanwhile, Raphaels Park won Division One to gain promotion to the Premier Division for the first time, while Drummond II were crowned Division Two champions.

* SOUTH WOODFORD tennis player Lewis Thompson was knocked out of the under-14 Masters event at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.


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The youngster, who trains with Compete Tennis in Redbridge, did excellently to qualify for the event, but suffered defeat in his three matches and came sixth out of the six players involved.

He was narrowly beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Oscar Pope in his opening group match, before a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Scott Macaulay saw him into the play-off for fifth spot.

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There he took on Allan McClure and won the first set 7-6, before losing the next 6-1 and eventually being beaten on the tie-break.

Fellow Compete Tennis member David Wright travels to the British Tour event in Wrexham, starting this Monday.

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