Juniors make solid start
HYTHE LTC’s juniors have made a good start in the National AEGON Team Tennis league, with Alex Ferguson and Tim Porter winning their singles and doubles to triumph 3-0 at Faversham in the 18 and under boys’ section.
Joe Shields and Daniel Knott dropped just one tie-break doubles match in a three-way 14 and under fixture in Ashford against Bethersden, Canterbury A and Canterbury B, winning three singles matches each and two doubles.
In the 14 and under girls’ category, Freya Coughlan and Pamela Cryer lost to the strong team from David Lloyd Kingshill.
The club’s men’s 1st team of Hugh Walter, Matt Herbert, Chris Turnbull and Andy Rice produced a good opening result in the East Kent League Division 1, beating Bearsted 3-1.
Hythe came away from their first Kent League summer mixed match at Blackheath with a 5-4 overall sets win.
All four matches proved to be competitive, with Neil Forsdike/ Sharon Kehaya and Micky Alldritt/Jenny Garrard both winning and losing.
In their second match, Hythe had another close result, against Sydenham – 2-2 in rubbers, 4-4 in sets but 38-37 in games.
The ladies lost 3-1 against Bearsted.