Stamford Bridge tennis treble

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Stamford Bridge Tennis Club has completed the most successful ever playing season in its long and chequered history, winning an incredible six trophies in 2011.

Three teams entered the IT Sports Mixed League, winning divisions three, nine and ten. The remarkable treble also meant that the first team achieved their ninth consecutive promotion since the club was reformed in 2001.

The men’s doubles first team bounced straight back from relegation last season by winning division three and the men’s doubles second team won the division seven title after winning all 16 of their matches. The two men’s teams only lost one match between them all season, which is a remarkable achievement from a programme of 30 matches.

And, to round off the season in style, the club entered the Graham Wykes trophy for the first time and walked off with the trophy, beating Appleton Roebuck 58-50 in the final played at Wigginton.

The success of the club has been down to a proactive coaching policy, with juniors stepping up and playing team tennis. The club has now entered a third men’s team for next season and new members are always welcome.