TENNIS: Spalding vets off to solid start

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Spalding Town Tennis Club’s top veteran ladies’ team enjoyed a solid start to their new season with a 4-4 home draw against Horncastle.

Having gained promotion to Division Two of the Lincs Slazenger Veterans’ League last term, the ladies really showed they’ll be a force at their new level.

The first duo – skipper Lesley Gibbons and Gill Bell – battled for draws against each Horncastle pair and did well to come back from a 6-0 first-set deficit against their top two.

Spalding’s second pair, Hilda Hastings and Helen Bellamy, beat the first pair convincingly by 6-2, 6-4, but were defeated by the second pair to leave the scores level.