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Fab four are chosen ones

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: May 28, 2014

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FOUR members of the Ashbourne Tennis Club junior section have been selected to take part in the My Tennis training programme at Loughborough.

Millie Nicholson, Matthew Tavernor, Will Heron and Henry Morton (pictured right) progressed from a trial day of the most talented Under-11 players in the East Midlands.

They were all offered places on the coaching programme, which takes place at the LTA performance centre on the Loughborough University campus.

The three boys were joined by Fraser Cooper in the first match of the season for the Ashbourne Under-9 'A' team and beat Chesterfield 12-8.

The senior section's summer season is now also in full swing.

Ashbourne men's' first team have been joined in Derbyshire Division Two by the men's second team.

The opening match of the season saw these two teams battle it out at Ashbourne's courts at the Peak Gateway Leisure Park.

Captain Nick Pinfield led the first team to a comfortable 7-2 victory.

Zander Drummond joined forces with Ben Sanders and Ben Taylor-Grout teamed up with Mark Wilson to win all their matches for the first team.

Andy Bailey teamed up with Sam Ritchie, and Alex Taylor-Grout partnered Steve Hulme to win the points for the second team.

The mixed first team lost 5-4 to David Lloyd.

In the first round, Emily Bailey and Andy Bailey won their match but the team went down 2-1.

The second round saw Ashbourne win three out of three to establish a 4-2 lead overall, with Debbie Lynam and Steve Hulme, and Catherine Bailey and Nick Pinfield winning their games.

Unfortunately, the final point needed for victory eluded them.

David Lloyd won all three games in the final round and secured the win.

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