The Norfolk Ladies Over 40’s team had a very challenging season in Division 2.
The squad of players were Katie Brooks, Jeannette Baxter, Suzie Scarlett, Annika Richardson, Andrea Mccombe, Lisa Lowe, Verena Rowan and Caroline Rose.
We started the season playing East of Scotland at home on the indoor courts at David Lloyd.
Jeannette and Andi won their singles matches.
Katie and Suzie won both their doubles matches.
It was a great team performance.
Norfolk won 4-1.
We travelled to Cambridgeshire and we encountered a very strong experienced team.
Jeannette had an excellent singles victory .
Norfolk lost 1-4.
We then played Bedfordshire away on a very hot day on their indoor courts and outside on an astro turf court!
They certainly had ‘home’ advantage!
Norfolk won 2 out of the 3 doubles matches and Jeannette just lost her singles on a Championship Tiebreak.
It was an excellent team performance.
Norfolk lost 2-3.
We played Buckinghamshire at home on the blue courts at East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club.
It proved to be a first class venue with excellent courts and a brilliant afternoon tea – amazing sandwiches and Victoria Sponge Cake!
Jeannette had a brilliant singles victory, winning on a Championship Tiebreak.
Katie and Suzie had an outstanding doubles win.
Norfolk just lost 2-3.
We finished the season playing against a very strong Lincolnshire team at home.
Jeannette and Annika recorded our only victory of the day with a good doubles win.
Norfolk lost 1-4.
We finished 5th in our group, but several of our matches were very close.
There were some excellent singles and doubles victories throughout the season.
I would like to thank all of the team for their outstanding effort, commitment and enthusiasm this season.
We have already started preparing for next Summer, with regular weekly team practices throughout this Winter and next Spring.
I am very much hoping the team will be sponsored in 2020 by Dunlop and we will be wearing Dunlop sweatshirts and team kit for our matches next Summer.
We are already looking forward to our matches next Summer!!!
Report by Katie Brooks