Men’s doubles

Sutton upon Derwent men took advantage of a free week at the start of the season to play the annual men’s doubles competition.

The eventual winners were Chris Hobson and newcomer Paul Bartram, who pipped Louis Los and Nigel Britland in the last round.

On 22 April, the club held a spoons tournament and, despite the weather, veteran Romualda Plewes showed some thunderous form and, with the assistance of her partner Stuart Turner, narrowly defeated the field.

The club continues with its club night on Mondays at 6.30pm and invites tennis players and novice players to the courts. The next tournament is scheduled for 6 May and is a family mixed doubles tournament, whereby players must be related and at least one must be a club member.

Further details about the club are available via the new website www.sodtennisclub.webs.com.