Colston Ladies v Appelton, Saturday 21st February 2015

Colston Ladies v Appelton, Saturday 21st February 2015

Looking very smart in our very professional tennis outfits, we gathered for our home match against Appleton.

The weather was dramatic with lots of everything but rain.
We had bright sun and even hail.
Four very experienced-looking ladies came onto court and had obviously played a lot over the years.
Carol and Anna had 2 great sets against their 2nd pair, with some demon net-play and lots of encouraging “RUN…(if you can)”, which Carol achieved with success.
Thank you to Chris Hand’s cardiotennis practices.
We had a good 6-2 and 6-1 score.
Karen and Teresa were working hard against their 1st pair, with some very long rallies and lots of running. They put up a great fight, but sadly were overcome 6-2 and 6-0.
The opposition were placing their shots very accurately from the baseline and never missed.
We moved swiftly onto the next games and Carol and Anna quickly got into our stride and took the first set 6-3, but had to work hard.
The 2nd set was a nail-biter, every game went to at least 1 duce, sometimes 4 or 6!
But then the sun turned against us and seemed to shine brightly in our eyes when we were looking into it, but went behind clouds when the ends were swapped.
Our opposition quickly took advantage with lots of loopy shots ,and we went down fighting 5-7.
Karen and Teresa were firing great shots and volleys, and there were lots of shouts of (encouragement until their husbands arrived!).
However their experienced opposition moved them round the court too much and the score was 1-6 and 1-6.
So the final score was a very creditable 3-5.
We were complemented on our Colston tea and the beautiful club house and courts, and look forward to the same team playing again in 4 weeks time.
Thanks, Anna.

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