Captain’s Comments – May 5-11

Week 4 and once again the bad weather has been the winner. In the 28 years I have been at the Club I can not remember a worse start to the season weather wise.

Tuesday seems to be the only day to escape the rain and once again all 3 teams were able to play.

Hove E went down to the seafront to play King Alfred B and even though we lost 1-3 there was a very satisfying win for Brian Denman & Ann Potterton in the 1st Mixed winning 6-3 6-1. Colin Keating & Ann Childs had a close 2nd mixed match but just lost 6-7 3-6. John Etkin-Bell played his first match for the Club but was on the losing side with Robert Rutherford and Joanna Barton & Monica Muscahmp also came off second best.

Hove D went over to Saltdean to play there C team and gained a 2.5-1.5 victory. Peter Hermann & Sharon Buxton halved the 1st mixed 4-6 6-3 which really was a fair result. Geoff Davies & Pauline Keating were comfortable winners of the 2nd mixed 6-3 6-0 but Brian Aldridge & Dave Tulley lost a close mens doubles 3-6 5-7. Saltdean C conceded the ladies doubles to us.

Hove C won there first match of the season 2.5-1.5 at home to Saltdean B. Congratulations to the successful pairings.

That is the end of the story for this week as Hove A & Hove B on Wednesday and Hove on Thursday all had there matches rained off.

I think at this rate we will still be playing matches off at Christmas! Here’s hoping for better luck with the weather next week.

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