The summer league is a time of great commitment from the club members where we have to field 11 teams every week for 4 months of the year in an effort to either win the division or to at least gain promotion. This year has been a belter with the Ladies A and B teams finishing top of division 1, although as I write this the A team are still 2 matches in hand and only 3 points behind the B team.

Ladies C have finished 2nd in division 4, which will hopefully secure them promotion to division 3 next summer. Fantastic job ladies!

In the Mixed we have had good fortunes. The Mixed A have finished 2nd in Division 1, behind rivals Purton. The Mixed B team have done very well considering this is their first outing in division 1 by coming 4th. The Mixed C team have done phenomenally well in division 6 as they have lost no matches and have only dropped 2 sets the whole season!!

The Mixed D team has finished a very respectable 4th in division 6 also. Well done to all.

And finally on to the Mens. This has been a fantastic summer for the Mens A team. They have been in division 2 for the last 10 years but this year they have finally graduated top of their class to division 1. Not only did they finish top of division 2, they didn't drop a single match all season. Time to hit the big leagues.

Our Mens B have finally managed to break the shackles of division 6 by finishing 2nd behind Delta A. This will hopefully mean they get promotion to division 5 next year. Our Mens C team put up a good show and finished 5th in division 8.

All in all it has been a fantastic summer season as I am sure you'll agree. Next stop is the winter league!


Swindon Community Tennis has once again won the coveted LTA County award for Best Project for a 2nd year running and are now nominated for the 2017 Regional award.

Last year Swindon Community Tennis won both the County award and Regional award and were nominated for the National award.

One of our members, Beryl Watts, also received a Meritorious award for service to Tennis from the LTA. Beryl has been a member of the club for many decades and has served on the committee of the club for the majority of that time.