10th Sep. 13

Herne Bay tennis members have found the last couple of weeks very quiet with only a few matches left to play in most leagues. The Dover & District ladies team finished their season with an excellent 8 sets to nil win away to Hythe B. Their 1st pair of Mary Haldin/Lizzie Harvey beat both Hythe pairs 6-1, 6-3 and 6-3, 6-3 and their second pair, Anja Stileman/Vanessa Webb, did equally well winning 7-6, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-0. The team played 10 matches all together winning 4, drawing 2 and losing 4 and will finish mid table. In the Kent league the midweek mixed veterans team completed their season with a 3-1 win at home to Crescent. Keith Clark/Kay Mileham won both their rubbers and Gary Smith/Anne Gibbs won one rubber and lost the other against the opposition’s 1st pair in a championship tie-break. The team are remain undefeated in this league for the 16th consecutive year!
The coming week will be a busy time for the Herne Bay teams who have reached Kent Finals. The mens veterans are playing Canterbury 1 away in the division 1 play-off at the beginning of the week and ladies 2 play Chipstead 1 at home in division 3, mixed 2 are away to L A Fitness 1 in division 3 and mixed 3 away to St John’s 1 in division 6 all at the weekend.