Drawmaster Tony Buck presiding!
Here are the results of the Ilkeston Tennis Club Wimbledon Draw for 2016…………..
First out of the hat was Jon Shapland who went for No.1 Court on Saturday 2 July.
Second was Rob Kirk, who also got his first choice of Centre Court on Saturday 9 July.
Next was Eddie Green, who got his third choice of No.2 Court on Monday 4 July.
Fourth out of the hat was Natalie Dexter, who also got her first choice of Centre Court on Thursday 30 June.
Finally we had a pair of tickets for No.1 Court on Sunday 10 July. Roz Shapland was the last winner but turned these down, as did Helen Pigram and Jayne Hickingbotham before third reserve, Lisa Crouch, gratefully accepted the opportunity.
Every five pairs of tickets was purchased in time, so we hope all the winners have a great day out at The Championships!
Well, our debutant Mixed 2nds team had their first taste of action last night, but despite a valiant effort went down 1:8 to David Lloyd IV. Some really competitive games though, with many of them going to multiple deuces. Annette & Mark even managed to sneak a win in their first match, coming from 5-8 down and match point to level it up at 8-8 and then (eventually) go on to snatch the tie-break 8-6. A really enjoyable night, despite the result. Oh, apart from the David Lloyd catering afterwards – I mean, Fish Curry? Really?
Our Men’s first team suffered a similar fate to Derby Tennis Centre 1 at home last night, putting up a brave challenge but conceding a 0-9 defeat. A heavy loss on paper, but some good tennis and close games throughout. And no fish curry in sight…….
Our Mens and Mixed teams are in action tonight (rain permitting, obviously!). Our Mens 1sts have a home tie, whilst our newly formed Mixed 2nds team kick their campaign off with an away fixture at David Lloyd, Derby. Wish them luck…….!