Wakefield Tennis Club team serves up flying start to season

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​Wakefield Tennis Club’s A team have made their best-ever start to a season in the highly-competitive Barkston Ash Tennis League.

After four matches, in their 12th consecutive season since joining the league in 2011, Wakefield are leading the way in Division Two, following victories at home to Boston Spa and Roundhay, and an impressive win at the prestigious and highly-rated Chapel Allerton.

A narrow 61-47 defeat to a strong Whitkirk team has brought their only dropped points so far in the season.

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Barkston Ash Lawn Tennis League, which was formed 74 years ago in 1949 to promote tennis matches between clubs in the Leeds and York areas, has now expanded and consists of three divisions, in which teams of three mixed couples play 12 games against each of their opponents’ couples, to create nine competitive mixed-doubles matches.

Wakefield A team players pictured after the win at Chapel Allerton are Suzi Phillips, Olivia Dean, Gary Brian, Jim Taylor, Steve Drinkwater, Jenny Kiely.