Bubwith celebrate anniversary with Knaresborough success

Bubwith Tennis Club were celebrating both on and off the court last week.

While three Bubwith teams secured impressive results from their latest round of fixtures, members past and present also marked the club’s 50th anniversary.

On Sunday, the Mens 1 visited Knaresborough - a venue that has not been a happy hunting ground in recent times - and returned with an impressive victory.

The squad was boosted by the inclusion of the returning Andy Moore who teamed up with Doug Smith and the pair set their stall out early with a 10-2 rout.

Not to be outshone, Jon Longthorp and Mark Harris were in fine form as they matched that scoreline.

Going quietly about their business, number three pairing of Rob Jackson and Daryl Young completed the hat-trick of first rubber wins with a 7-5 stand.

Full of confidence, Bubwith played their way to a stunning 82-26 success against their promotion rivals.

The 11.5 points that Bubwith picked up for the second week running leaves the side very much still in the running for the title.

A day earlier, the Ladies triumphed 67-41 over New Earswick in searing heat.

Julia Barber and Gill McGrory top scored with 28 games.

The Mixed 2 played out an exciting match at home to David Lloyd in which the sides could not be separated and the final score ended 54-54.

Many past members of the club joined current players at the anniversary celebrations at the Bubwith Centre.

Organised by vice chairman Shaun Pinchbeck, the night was a great success.