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Sidmouth Tennis Club’s Ladies’ A and B teams last week began their respective campaigns with good wins on home turf, writes Vici Topping. The competition has been labelled the special Covid Winter League, where there is no relegation or promotion at stake. All Men’s and Ladies’ teams have made an exciting and promising start to their Covid league campaigns setting a high bar for the forthcoming home matches… This week it was the turn of the boys when both Men’s A and B played their first home matches. First up was Men’s B, playing in Division Three, under the acting…

Sidford Tennis Club held a most successful ‘touch tennis’ tournament, but please do not be alarmed – it does not contravene the Government’s Covid restrictions, writes Darryl Bass. The ‘touch’ refers to the feel and placement of a lighter foam ball played on a smaller mini-tennis sized court with smaller rackets. Recently Sidford Tennis Club hosted its first club tournament since lockdown and it’s first-ever touch tennis tournament. Set amid some glorious sunny weather, the event proved very successful with everyone enjoying the competitive edge and having to adjust their tactics to develop the ‘touch’. Three competitions were run on…

Under-14s quartet so close to landing national title in Nottingham – as praise is lavished on East Devon Tennis Academy youngsters The East Devon Tennis Academy (EDTA) had a number of players involved in the national finals in Nottingham. Getting to the final and getting so close to winning is a tremendous achievement. Each player displayed considerable skill, courage and endurance in the face of some tough situations…Four players – Ben Johnson, Lucas Urquiza, Zac Brown and Alfie James Woodger – came close to winning the boys’ under-14s title at the finals. The Devon team were narrowly beaten by Warwickshire in…